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Boys, bass and bother: popular dance and identity in UK drum 'n' bass club culture

Boys, bass and bother: popular dance and identity in UK drum 'n' bass club culture

Hall, Jo (Joanna Louise), author

This title uses ethnographic research to examine the role of dance in the construction of identity in the distinctly British electronic dance music club culture of drum 'n' bass. This book uses ethnographic research to examine the role of dance in the construction of identity in the distinctly British electronic dance music club culture of drum 'n' bass. Dancing is revealed as the central way in which drum 'n' bass clubbers construct and perform their identities, which are informed, although not defined, by the club culture's histories. The intertextual and intercultural development of drum 'n' bass musical and clubbing culture is shown to be represented in the dancing body, prompting a challenge to the discourse of cultural appropriation. Popular representations of identities are embodied by drum 'n' bass clubbers through affective transmission via the popular screen, and in this process are re-valued in their embodiment. Using a socially orientated understanding of intertextuality, the popular dancing body is shown to be heterocorporeal: containing traces of prior meaning and logic yet replete with new meaning and significance

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Published London: Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
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Statement of responsibility: Jo Hall
ISBN: 1137375116, 9781137375117
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238) and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: xi, 245 pages : illustrations
Subject: Jungle (Music) Social aspects Great Britain.; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Ballet; Classical style; Electronic music; Music; Dance; Dance Social aspects Great Britain.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781137375100