Category Festivals

Houston, T.M. 2012. “The Homosocial Construction of Alternative Masculinities.”

Houston, Taylor Martin. 2012. “The Homosocial Construction of Alternative Masculinities: Men in Indie Rock Bands.” The Journal of Men’s Studies 20(2): 158-175. “while the men upheld certain hegemonic gender norms inside and outside of the scene, within the subculture they report constructing alternative masculinities through homosocial interactions and gender strategies involving their bodies and performances” […]

Sargent, C. 2009. “Playing, Shopping, and Working as Rock Musicians.”

Sargent, Carey. 2009. “Playing, Shopping, and Working as Rock Musicians: Masculinities in ‘De-Skilled’ and ‘Re-Skilled’ Organizations.” Gender & Society 23(5): 665-687. Masculinities are contextual based on organization (and may produce wide range of masculinities within these contexts – see Dellinger 2004 – and organizational/occupationally-based interpretations of sexuality – see also Lerum 2004; Trautner 2005), shaping […]

Ross, B. and K. Greenwell. 2005. “Spectacular Striptease: Performing the Sexual and Racial Other in Vancouver, B.C., 1945-1975.”

Ross, Becki and Kim Greenwell. 2005. “Spectacular Striptease: Performing the Sexual and Racial Other in Vancouver, B.C., 1945-1975. Journal of Women’s History 17(1): 137-164. Racialization of exotic dancing in response to nightlife geographies of 1970s BC. Notes difference of location of white and women of color within global/local erotic industries.  Striptease as a highly competitive […]

Roberts, E. 2016. “Why Your Festival Style Might Be Offensive.”

Roberts, Ellie. May 10 2016. “Why Your Festival Style Might Be Offensive.” Painting Bohemia. http://paintingbohemia.org/culturalstudies/race-ethnicity/why-your-festival-style-might-be-offensive/ Accessed March 6 2017. Notes cultural appropriation’s tendencies to be connected to innovative fashion at music festivals, but requires monitor/control. Almost impossible to avoid within U.S. culture (as it is a mixture of many cultures); many folks who participate in […]

“Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?” Native Appropriations.

“But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?” Native Appropriations. April 2010. http://nativeappropriations.com/2010/04/but-why-cant-i-wear-a-hipster-headdress.html Accessed March 6 2017. Offers reasons as to why not to wear warbonnet: Promotes stereotypes. “The image of a warbonnet and warpaint wearing Indian is one that has been created and perpetuated by Hollywood  and only bears minimal resemblance to traditional regalia […]

Elian, M.B. 2016. “DJs of Color Reclaim Electronic Dance Music.”

Elian, Melissa Bunni. “DJs of Color Reclaim Electronic Dance Music.” NBC News. August 28 2016. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/djs-color-reclaim-electronic-dance-music-n638576  Accessed March 6 2017. Notes social media and hashtag movements that critique colorblindness and predominant whiteness within “journalism, architecture, art, publishing and philanthropic orgnaizations.” Manchildblack, a DJ of color, responds to the uniformity of festival line-ups, featuring same celebrity […]

Rota, Z. “Why Native Headdresses No Longer Belong at Music Festivals”.

Rota, Zach. “Why Native Headdresses No Longer Belong at Music Festivals.” Thump. July 29 2014. Accessed March 6 2017. https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/why-native-headdresses-no-longer-belong-at-music-festivals. Concerts and fests as places where “partygoers feel that they can outwardly express themselves, beyond all reasonable doubt.” Reviews Bass Coast decision to ban the wear of Native American headdresses as “game-changing move” – “By […]