Men have historically dominated as innovators and players of the guitar and continue to dominate these fields because the design and use of the guitar and the electric guitar, in particular, have been historically constructed to exclude women. The history of the electric guitar illustrates that a technology can neither be separated from the cultural values prevalent at the time of its creation nor those cultural values later ascribed to it. Although some scholars have located the instrument's inaccessibility to women in its design, such arguments ignore the institutional reasons for the lack of great female electric guitarists.His father, George Polsfuss, operated a car repair service from the family home. ... eliminate all other sound, so he began working on a solid 67 Jas Obrecht, aquot; Charlie Christian: First Star of the Electric Guitar, aquot; Guitar Player, March 1982, 48- 49.
|Title||:||From Tinkerers to Gods: The Electric Guitar and the Social Construction of Gender|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|