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Author Holman Jones, Stacy Linn, 1966-
Title Kaleidoscope notes : writing women's music and organizational culture / Stacy Holman Jones.
Published Walnut Creek [Calif.] : AltaMira Press, c1998.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML82 .J66 1998    IN LIBRARY
Description 191 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Ethnographic alternatives book series ; vol. 3
Ethnographic alternatives book series ; v. 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-185) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Mother's Music -- Ch. 2. Ain't I a Woman? -- Ch. 3. Both/And -- Ch. 4. Engineering the Feminine -- Ch. 5. The Toyota of Ethnography -- Ch. 6. Don't You -- Ch. 7. Little Notes -- Ch. 8. Refrain, not Finale.
Summary Striving to express the lived experience of women's music at The Club, Stacy Holman Jones has created a text that is itself performative, and the reader cannot resist playing a starring role. Her evocative narrative slips in and out of prose, dialogue, and poetry. Field notes and song lyrics are staged as inseparable parts of the events of social meaning occurring between ethnographer and field site, between reader and text.
Jones is haunted by the specters of Reliability and Validity, motivated by the goals of multivocality and multiple truths, and driven by the music. She is also driven by the mystery and complexity of women's music; a category which is impossible to capture, tame, or pin down. In exploring dynamics of race and gender in the club as an organization, Jones refuses to reduce the richness of her observations to simplistic, categorical statements.
This innovative ethnography is an important move toward turning the postmodern critique into a lyrical and complex expression of social experience.
Subject Women's music -- Performances -- California -- San Francisco.
Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- California -- San Francisco.
Corporate culture -- California -- San Francisco.
Related To Online version: Holman Jones, Stacy Linn, 1966- Kaleidoscope notes. Walnut Creek [Calif.] : AltaMira Press, c1998 (OCoLC)607050154
Online version: Holman Jones, Stacy Linn, 1966- Kaleidoscope notes. Walnut Creek [Calif.] : AltaMira Press, c1998 (OCoLC)608389665
ISBN 0761989668 (pbk.)
9780761989660 (pbk.)
OCLC number 38147807