author={T. E. Lawrence},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  pages={230 - 243}
  • T. Lawrence
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
Disco is associated commonly with the highly commercial and socially regressive Studio 54 and Saturday Night Fever. However, the movement that preceded, ran parallel and ultimately outlasted these articulations of the culture was queer in terms of its refusal of both straight normative and gay normative articulations. The queer make-up of disco culture was grounded in its sexually mixed demographic base in New York private party and public discotheque venues, which constitute the focus of the… 
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‘A straight heterosexual film’: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in "Saturday Night Fever"
Underpinning "Saturday Night Fever"’s representation of masculinity is a seeming paradox, exemplified in Pauline Kael’s disclaimer that ‘it’s a straight heterosexual film’ despite the obvious
From high camp to post-modern camp: Queering post-Soviet pop music
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Introduction: Because the Night…
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The Wiz Redux; or, Why Queer Black Feminist Spectatorship and Politically Engaged Popular Entertainment Continue to Matter
I don't remember the very first time I watched The Wiz (1978). Growing up in a black household during the 1980s, the film was as much a part of my upbringing as the countless hours I spent removing
Value Creation of Electronic Music Clubs in the Experience Economy: The Perspective of Club Stakeholders
Electronic music has become increasingly popular and economically profitable. Compared to the consumption of other music genres, electronic music has always been predominantly focused on its live
The ‘systems of relay’ in doing cultural studies: experimenting with the ‘Body without Organs’ in b-girling practice
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Dislocating Camps: On State Power, Queer Aesthetics & Asian/Americanist Critique


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Jookin': The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture
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