Queering the Field: Sounding Out Ethnomusicology

Co-edited with Gregory BArz

Oxford University Press (2019)




Queering the Field is the first book devoted to queer ethnomusicology. This collection of original essays makes an ambitious effort to queer musical fieldwork and expose new horizons of ethnomusicological scholarship. The volume raises two significant issues: first, ethnomusicology’s normalized approaches to musical ethnography (fieldwork, methodology, analysis, transcription); second, the sexual identities and modes of identification at play in the ethnomusicological field(s). Our eighteen authors expand the critical, social, and behavioral rubrics of musicality to examine the queer potentialities of play, performance, masquerade, and subjectivity.