Conversations in Berlin: Discourse on Gender, Equilibrium, and Empowerment in Audio Production

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Abstract

Statistics documenting gender diversity in music and audio production have shown audio domains to be overwhelmingly white and cis male across a range of audio industry sectors (Born & Devine, 2015; Dobson, 2018; Gavanas & Reitsamer, 2013; Smith, Choueiti, & Pieper, 2018, female:pressures’ facts survey 1 ). This situation can reinforce assumptions that associate masculinity and technology (Leonard, 2017), where women are believed to understand less while simultaneously being subjected to a higher standard – to a kind of ‘super-surveillance’ (Puwar, 2004: 92). Drawing from a series of 18 interviews conducted with Berlin-based womxn 2 (Gourd, 2018) music producers, this chapter explores some of the ways in which this male and homogenous space becomes a complex terrain for women.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender in Music production
EditorsRuss Hepworth-Sawyer, Jay Hogson, Liesl King, Mark Marrington
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter16
Pages268-284
Number of pages17
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780429464515
ISBN (Print)9781138613362, 9781138613379
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Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2020

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Music Production
PublisherRoutledge

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Dobson, E. (2020). Conversations in Berlin: Discourse on Gender, Equilibrium, and Empowerment in Audio Production. In R. Hepworth-Sawyer, J. Hogson, L. King, & M. Marrington (Eds.), Gender in Music production (1 ed., pp. 268-284). (Perspectives on Music Production). Abingdon & New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429464515-20