In Tigers of a Different Stripe, Sydney Hutchinson places gender at the center of the most salient issues in Latin American musicology and ethnomusicology: race, class, transnationalism, and the tensions between modernity and tradition. As she explains, the Spanish word “género” means both “gender” and “genre,” illustrating their intertwined relationship. Citing the heavily influential work of scholars such as Susan McClary, Ellen Koskoff, and Jane Sugarman, Hutchinson notes that feminist scholarship and gender studies have permeated the field to the extent that most writers now commonly include chapters or sections on gender. She also claims, however, that “very few ethnographies have considered gender more broadly” and that “in-depth studies that consider gender as...

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