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Dykes on Bikes: mobility, belonging and the visceral

de Jong, Anna (2015) Dykes on Bikes: mobility, belonging and the visceral Australian Geographer, 46 (1). pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

This article contributes to growing scholarship on fluidity, embodiment and the politics of festivals. Such scholarship is crucial to understanding belonging as an embodied, visceral experience. Extending on this work, this paper seeks to draw further attention to the fluidity of festival boundaries and experience, by exploring how belonging holds the potential to become detached from location, and be manifested forcefully through movement to and from events. I focus on a group of six Dykes on Bikes members, who rode motorbikes 1800 kilometres as part of a larger group from Brisbane to the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. Through this exploration I illustrate how attention to the visceral experience of belonging on the move allows geographers to address what holds individuals ‘in place’ so to speak, when attachment takes place through movement. In doing so I argue that the visceral is crucial to understanding belonging as mobile because it provides a framework to stand against universalised discourses that locate belonging within the temporal and spatial confines of events.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
de Jong, Annaa.dejong@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 22 January 2015
Identification Number : 10.1080/00049182.2014.986787
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Australian Geographer on 22 January 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00049182.2014.986787
Uncontrolled Keywords : Mobilities, visceral, belonging, Dykes on Bikes, festival, sexuality, womyn
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 12 Jul 2017 08:52
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2017 08:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841606

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