“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, 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, 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 […]

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, 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, 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 […]