House (+ sub-genres)

::: ON THIS PAGE :::






::: Books :::

Bailey, Marlon M. “Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit” 2013 – University of Michigan Press (Contents)

::: Articles & Chapters :::

Bailey, Marlon M. “Engendering space: Ballroom culture and the spatial practice of possibility in Detroit” Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography Volume 21, Issue 4, 2014

Bailey, Marlon M. “Performance as Intravention: Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society Volume 11, Issue 3, 2009

Harper, Philip Brian 1999. ‘The Subversive Edge’: Paris Is Burning, Social Critique and the Limits of Agency” in Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations. New Yark: New Yark University Press, pp. 33-59.

Hooks, Bell. 1992. “Is Paris Burning?” In Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston: South End Press, pp. 145-56.

Jackson, Jonathan David “The Social World of Voguing”  2001

Patton, Cindy 1993. “Embodying Subaltern Memory: Kinesthesia and the Problematics of Gender and Race”. In The Madonna Connection (Ed. Cathy Schwichtenberg). Oxford: Westview Press, pp. 81-105.

Thaemlitz, Terre “Chantal Regnault: Voguing And The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1989-92” Originally published in The Wire (UK), Issue 335, December 2011.

::: Documentaries :::

Wolfgang Busch “How Do I Look?”

Livingstone “Paris is Burning”

::: Documentation :::

Gerard H. Gaskin “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene” 2013

Chantal Regnault “Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York, 1989-92”  2011

::: Acid House :::


::: Books & Zines :::

Anthony, Wayne “Class of 88 The True Acid House Experience” 1988

Bidder, Sean “The Rough Guide to House Music” 1999 

Busman, Jane “Once in a Lifetime: The Crazy Days Of Acid House and After” 2010

Collin, Matthew “Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House” 1997

Williams, Samantha “Happy Daze: A Personal Insight Into The Acid House Era” 2011 (photos, flyers, memoirs)

See also:

 “Booting off the Doors: The Acid House Issue” LSD Magazine 2009 

::: Articles :::

Bull, Rick “The Aesthetics of Acid” 1997 

Hill, Andrew “Acid house and Thatcherism: Contesting spaces in late 1980s Britain” Space and Polity Volume 7, Issue 3, 2003 pages 219-232 

 Hill, Andrew “Acid House and Thatcherism: noise, the mob, and the English countryside” The British Journal of Sociology Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 89–105, March 2002

 Parkin, Simon “Visual Energy: Flyer Design and its Relationship with Acid House” 

Redhead, Steve “Pop Time, Acid House” Subculture to Clubcultures: An Introduction to Popular Cultural Studies 1997, Wiley

Russell, K “Lysergia suburbia” POPULAR CULTURAL STUDIES 1993

 Vitos, Botond “Along the Lines of the Roland TB-303: Three Perversions of Acid Techno” Dancecult Vol 6, No 1 (2014) 

::: Documentaries :::

“They Call it Acid” acid history doco

“The Chemical Generation” (2001 UK documentary, presented by Boy George)

“Spiral Tribe” (bbc dance energy)

Acid House History

::: House :::

::: Books :::

::: Articles & Chapters :::

Amico, Stephen. 2001. “‘I Want Muscles’: House music, homosexuality and masculine signification.” Popular Music 2001 20(3), 359-378. 

Currid, B. ‘We are family’: House music and queer performativity” in Cruising the performative: Interventions into the Representation of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Sexuality 1997

Fuhrman, Peter. “Here Comes House Music.” Forbes, 21 December 1992, 44-46.

Hawkins, Stan Feel the Beat Come Down: House Music as Rhetoric (pdf) 

Langlois, Tony “Can you feel it? DJs and House Music culture in the UK” Popular Music / Volume 11 / Issue 02 / May 1992, pp 229-238 

Loza, Susana “Remixing the Past: The (Un)Official Histories of Techno and House” 

Loza, Susana “Samples of the Past: Performative Nostalgia, Illicit sounds, and Cultural Tranformation in Latin House Music” in Babacar M’Baye, Alexander Charles Oliver Hall (eds.) Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts 

Loza, Susana “The Postmodern Practices, Postfordist Flexibilities, and Postcolonial Realities of Techno and House” 

May, B. “Participatory Theatre: The Experiential Construct of House and Techno Music Events” Canadian Theatre Review 2000


Rietveld, Hillegonda C. “Disco’s Revenge: House Music’s Nomadic Memory” Dancecult Vol 2, No 1 (2011)  

Rietveld, Hillegonda C. 1998. “The House Sound of Chicago.” In The Clubcultures Reader, edited by S. RedhOxford: Blackwell.

Sally R. Sommer “C’mon to My House”: Underground-House Dancing Dance Research Journal Vol. 33, No. 2, Social and Popular Dance (Winter, 2001), pp. 72-86

Thomas, A. “The house the kids built: The gay black imprint on American dance music” Out/Look 1989 

“The Sound (Kevin Saunderson Interview).” In History of House, ed. Chris Kempster, 57-64. London: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd., 1996.

Trask, Simon. “Ferocious Beat (Derrick May Interview).” In History of House, ed. Chris Kempster, 49-56. London: London: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd, 1996. ________.

 ::: House Docos :::

“Pump Up The Volume”

“Real Scenes: Johannesburg”

“This Ain’t Chicago: UK House According To The Artists Who Lived It”

“THEO PARRISH (Slices Feature)”

“Chicago Hip House Documentary” 1989


“From Jack to Juke: 25 Years of Ghetto House”



::: Kwaito :::

Allen, Lara “Kwaito versus Crossed-over: Music and Identity during South Africa’s Rainbow Years, 1994-1999” Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies, Volume 30, Issue 2, 2004 

 Mhlambi, Thokozani “Kwaitofabulous: The Study of a South African Urban Genre”, Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2004 

Steingo, Gavin. “South African Music After Apartheid: Kwaito, the “Party Politic,” and the Appropriation of Gold as a Sign of Success.” Popular Music and Society, July 2005.

 Steingo, Gavin “The Politicization of Kwaito: From the ‘Party Politic’ to Party Politics” Black Music Research Journal Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring, 2007 


::: Kwaito Docos :::

“”YES-JA!” – The Kwaito Documentary”

Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi’


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