Potentials, currents, power and resistance : a queer look at the circuit

Drover, John Francis Edward (2003) Potentials, currents, power and resistance : a queer look at the circuit. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis applies queer theory to the gay, festival circuit of all-night, dance parties. The use of costume, music, dance, and constructions of the body on the circuit highlights its transgressive nature along axes of not only sexuality, but race, class and gender. In addition, the confluence of subculture(s), politics and economics on the gay circuit point to an inherent resistance within the circuit movement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7047
Item ID: 7047
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 124-129.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 2003
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Gay men--Social life and customs; Gay men--Attitudes

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