Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gunduz, B. 2003. “Rave as Carnival.”

Gunduz, Burcu. 2003. “Rave as Carnival.” Masters Thesis. Bilkent University. Contemporary rave scene as carnival-like demonstration: “where bodily suggestions in an unrestricted, non-official space taken into account from the point of communal grotesque body” (iii) — “where social borders and individual differences such as class and gender are destroyed and reconstructed in the ‘world upside […]

Wesely, J.K. 2002. “Growing Up Sexualized: Issues of Power and Violence in the Lives of Female Exotic Dancers.”

Wesely, Jennifer K. 2002. “Growing Up Sexualized: Issues of Power and Violence in the Lives of Female Exotic Dancers.” Violence against Women 8(10): 1182-1207. Female body constructed as “an object of (hetero)sexual desire in a patriarchal culture” (1182) – sexual objectification as major component/characteristic of female identity, serves as a tool of oppression (Bartky 1990; […]

Webster, M. and J.E. Driskell. 1983. “Beauty as Status.”

Webster, Murray, Jr. and James E. Driskell, Jr. 1983. “Beauty as Status.” American Journal of Sociology 89(1): 140-165. Beauty impacts what we think about individuals, and how we interact with them. Beauty serves as a link to other forms of status generalization (like race or sex). Beauty impacts general/specific predictive expectations, is modified through its […]

Hughes, E.C. 1945. “Dilemmas and Contradictions of Status.”

Hughes, Everett Cherrington. 1945. “Dilemmas and Contradictions of Status.” American Journal of Sociology 50(5): 353-359. Status, in addition to traits, are associated with other, additional characteristics that we expect those of such a status to reflect. These are frequently unfulfilled, creating contradictions/dilemmas. Defines status as “a defined social position for whose incumbents there are defined […]

Spring, K.M. “The Regularization of Risk in Music Scenes.”

Spring, Kenneth Michael. “The Regularization of Risk in Music Scenes.” 2006. Dissertation, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN. Chapter 1 RQ’s : ( 1) Why do people seek out risk ? How and why do people modify conditions of risky activities?  How do people become socialized into understanding the norms of risk seeking and risky environments?, case studies in Bonnaroo […]

Brunsma, D.L., N.G. Chapman, J.S. Lellock. 2016. “Racial Ideology in Electronic Dance Music Promotional Videos.”

Brunsma, David L., Nathaniel G. Chapman, and J. Slade Lellock. 2016. “Racial Ideology in Electronic Dance Music Promotional Videos.” Pp. 148-161 in Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. Media, edited by Jason Smith and Bhoomi K. Thakore.  New York: Routledge. EDM has had an astounding increase in worldwide popularity, from its origins in discos […]

DeKeseredy, W.S. and M.D. Schwartz. 2013. Male Peer Support and Violence against Women.

DeKeseredy, Walter S. and Martin D. Schwartz. 2013. Male Peer Support and Violence against Women: The History and Verification of a Theory. Boston: Northeastern University Press. Introduction Term of “male peer support” developed by Dekeseredy (1988a) to describe “the attachments to male peers and the resources that these men provide that encourage and legitimate woman […]