Impossible Dance: Club Culture and Queer World-Making / Edition 1

Impossible Dance: Club Culture and Queer World-Making / Edition 1

by Fiona Buckland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0819564982

ISBN-13: 9780819564986

Pub. Date: 03/04/2002

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

"Impossible Dance is a highly accessible, original and engaging account of the complex and often heavily theorized debates around the body, identity and community. Focusing on gay, lesbian and queer club culture in the 1990s New York City, this is the first book to bring together vital issues such as dance culture, queer community, sex culture, HIV identity and

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"Impossible Dance is a highly accessible, original and engaging account of the complex and often heavily theorized debates around the body, identity and community. Focusing on gay, lesbian and queer club culture in the 1990s New York City, this is the first book to bring together vital issues such as dance culture, queer community, sex culture, HIV identity and politics. Based on four years of field work, the book takes readers on a journey from the streets of New York City into the dance clubs and onto the dance floor. Detailed interviews with club-goers capture their perspectives on how they stage their self-fashioning through dancing. Fiona Buckland argues that such dancing embodies and rehearses a powerful political imagination, laying claim to the space and to one's body as queer."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819564986
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
03/04/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction: Impossible Dance
The Theater of Queer World-Making
The Currency of Fabulousness: Fashioning the Self, Fashioning the Lifeworld
Slaves to the Rhythm? Using Music, Space, Dance, and the Ideas of the Body
The Order of Play: Choreographing Queer Politics
Only When I Lose Myself in Someone Else: Desire, Mimesis and Transcendence
Closer: Crackdown, Community, and the Physicality of Queerness
Mr. Mesa’s Ticket: Memory and Dance at the Body Positive T-Dance
Method
Informants
Locations of Clubs Mentioned
How the City Planning Commission of the City of New York Defines “Adult Establishment”
Regulations and Licenses
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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