International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Women Researchers in the Brazilian Music Scene
Dr. Cristina Rolim Wolffenb├╝ttel, Camila de Luna Paiva

The interest for the female universe, their thoughts, and contributions has grown over the years. Research in several areas of knowledge has revealed the relevance of this contribution, at different times, including moments when women were not possible to make many appearances. In this sense, it is understood that, also, in the field of Music, the female contribution has been quite important, even though historiography has not yet presented many materials to substantiate this statement. In view of these assumptions, some questions arise: What have been the contributions of women in the making Brazilian music history? And, considering the importance of the female presence in Brazilian research, which women have been researching music and musical education over the years? Considering these issues, this research aimed to investigate the contribution of women in the making Brazilian music history, considering them as researchers. In order to conduct this research the methodology was structured in a qualitative approach, using documentary research and bibliographic research as methods, and also used document collection and Internet research as techniques for data collection. Data analysis was carried out through content analysis with theoretical references from sociology (Bourdieu, 2002), historical studies (Duby, 2009), and music education (Kraemer, 2000; Abeles; Hoffer; Klotner, 1984). It is understood that this research is relevant because by collecting and making the musical production of women public, whether as composers, interpreters or researchers, these data can integrate planning in music education. Therefore, it is intended to contribute to the creation of a culture of insertion for female production in music education, encouraging girls and women to launch themselves into the musical world as producers, in addition to reproducing the works produced by men throughout history.

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