Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mueller, J.C., D. Dirks, and L.H. Picca. 2007. “Unmasking Racism: Halloween Costuming and the Engagement of the Racial Other.”

Mueller, Jennifer C., Danielle Dirks, and Leslie Houts Picca. 2007. “Unmasking Racism: Halloween Costuming and Engagement of the Racial Other.” Qualitative Sociology 30: 315-335.   Examines construction of identity through ritual costuming through participant observation journals – During Halloween, many individuals actively engage the racial other in costuming across racial/ethnic lines. Although some recognize the […]

Freitas, Anthony, Susan Kaiser, Joan Chandler, Carol Hall, Jung-Won Kim, and Tania Hammidi. 1997. “Appearance Management as Border Construction: Least Favorite Clothing, Group Distancing, and Identity… Not!”. Sociological Inquiry 67(3): 323-335. Even though appearance and identity have been usually discussed as negotiators of who we are, this paper looks at how appearance can construct who […]

Moloney, M. and G. Hunt. 2012. “Consumption, Drugs and Style: Constructing Intra-Ethnic Boundaries in Asian American Youth Cultures”.

Moloney, Molly and Geoffrey P. Hunt. 2012. “Consumption, Drugs and Style: Constructing Intra-Ethnic Boundaries in Asian American Youth Cultures.” Drugs 19(6) December: 462-473. How consumption, style, and taste cultures intersect with ethnic identities, gender, and “acculturation” — how consumption markers (fashion, cars, music, drugs) create/negotiate symbolic boundaries within Asian American dance/club scenes. Demonstrates lack of […]

Lawrence, T. 2016. “Life and Death on the Pulse Dance Floor: Transglocal Politics and the Erasure of Latinx in the in the History of Queer Dance.”

Lawrence, Tim. 2016. “Life and Death on the Pulse Dance Floor: Transglocal Politics and the Erasure of the Latinx in the History of Queer Dance”. DanceCult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 8(1): 1-25. “although distinctive, the discursive erasure of the specifically queer Latinx finds a partial echo in the way that Latin culture has […]

Incomplete Notes for Psychedelic White: Goa Trance and the Viscosity of Race (2007 – A. Saldanha – ***re-do upon receipt)

Brief Synopsis of Psychedelic White: Goa Trance and the Viscosity of Race. To be added upon. Saldanha, Arun. 2007. Psychedelic White: Goa Trance and the Viscosity of Race. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Explore “what makes white bodies stick together?” in light of segregation of Indian tourists and white psytrance fans. Considers race not […]