::: Books :::

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

Buckland, Fiona “Impossible dance: Club Culture and Queer World-Making” 2002

Fikentscher, KaiYou better work: Underground Dance Music in New York” 2000 

Gatens, Moira. Imaginary Bodies: Ethics, Power and Corporeality. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. 

Lewis, L.A, and M.W. Ross. A Select Body: The Gay Dance Party Subculture and the Hiv/Aids Pandemic. New York: Cassell, 1995.

McGregor, Fiona. Chemical Palace. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2002.

Race, Kane “Pleasure Consuming Medicine: The Queer Politics of Drugs” 2009

Royster, Francesca T. “Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era” 2012 

::: Articles & Chapters :::

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

Bardella, Claudio. “Pilgrimages of the Plagued: Aids, Body and Society.” Body and society 8, no. 2 (2002): 79-105. 

Bollen, J. (2001) “Queer Kinesthesia: Performativity on the Dance Floor” in Desmond, J. Dancing Desires: choreographing sexualities on and off the stage Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin: 285-314. 

Bollen, Jonathan. “Sexing the Dance at Sleaze Ball 1994.” The Drama Review 40, no. 3 (1996): 166-91.

Dickinson, Kay. “‘Believe’? Vocoders, Digitalised Female Identity, and Camp.” Popular Music 20, no. 3 (October 2001): 333-347.

Dommu, Dream “Why Are There So Few Parties Where Trans People Feel Safe?” THUMP June 25, 2016 

Friedlander, Emilie “We Crunched the Numbers and Electronic Music Festivals Still Have a Gender Equality Problem” THUMP July 15, 2016  

Garcia,Luis-Manuel “An alternate history of sexuality in club culture” Resident Advisor Jan 2014. 

Halferty, J. Paul “Performing the Construction of Queer Spaces” CTR 134 Summer 2008  (pdf)

Lawrence, Tim “Disco and the Queering of the Dance Floor” Cultural Studies, Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2011 

Lawrence, Tim “Life and Death on the Pulse Dance Floor: Transglocal Politics and Erasure of the Latinx in the History of Queer Dance Culture” Dancecult  Vol 8, No 1 (2016)


Loza, Susana  “Sampling (hetero)sexuality: diva-ness and discipline in electronic dance music” Popular Music / Volume 20 / Issue 03 / October 2001, pp 349-357

Maitra, Ani “Hearing queerly: Musing on the ethics of disco/sexuality” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol 25, Issue 3, 2011 

Muñoz, José Esteban “Impossible Spaces: Kevin McCarty’s The Chameleon Club” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 3 2005 

Nash, Catherine Jean. “Toronto’s Gay Ghetto: Politics and the Disciplining of Identity and Space (1969–1982).” Diss. Queen’s U, 2003

Pern, Kate “Can we really fix music’s diversity problem?” i-d 8 July 2016

Rivera-Servera, Ramon H. “Choreographies of Resistance: Latinalo Queer Dance and the Utopian Performative” Modern Drama, Vol. 47, Issue 2, 2004 

Roberts, Joe “Nightclubbing: The Spectrum” February 1, 2016 Red Bull music Academy 

Nyong’o, Tavia “I Feel Love: Disco and its Discontents” Criticism, Vol. 50, Issue 1, 2008 (epub) 

Valverde, Mariana, and Miomir Cirak. “Governing Bodies, CreatingGay Spaces: Policing and Security in ‘Gay’ Downtown Toronto.” British Journal of Criminology 43 (2003): 102–21.

Westhaver, Russell “Flaunting and Empowerment: Thinking about Circuit Parties, the Body, and Power” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography December 2006 vol. 35 no. 6 611-644 


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