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.Les Paul was born on June 9, 1915, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His father, George Polsfuss, operated a car repair service from the family home. By the age of 12, Paul expressed an interest in music and electronics, and he spent much of his life anbsp;...
|Title||:||From Tinkerers to Gods: The Electric Guitar and the Social Construction of Gender|
|Author||:||Monique Mignon Bourdage|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|