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De/constructing DIY identities in a trans music scene

Lohman, Kirstin (2018) De/constructing DIY identities in a trans music scene Sexualities.

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The emergence of ‘trans’ as a social and political movement and identity has created the conditions for the creation of a new music scene, organized around the gender(ed) identities of those involved rather than musical genre. This paper examines the parallels between the attitude taken towards gender(ed) identity and the organization of events in the United Kingdom’s trans music scene. Both entail de/construction through strategies of 'genre evasion' (Steinholt, 2012) and 'cut-and-paste' (Bornstein, 1994). This de/constructive process crosses boundaries and opens possibilities, enabling new modes of organization alongside new ways of understanding culture and identity.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Date : 5 February 2018
DOI : 10.1177/1363460717740276
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords : DIY scene; Gender identity; Non-binary; Transgender; Queer music
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Additional Information : Special issue: “Trans Genealogies”.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Oct 2017 15:13
Last Modified : 06 Feb 2019 02:08

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