Be the Disco
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Topic created by POP_TART
on Tue, 1 Jun 2021 at 12:13
POP_TART said on Tue, 1 Jun 2021 at 12:13...
Is the ‘queerness’ of disco ‘mere nostalgia’? Does it make sense of to speak of a ‘queer politics’ of disco at a moment when disco's heterosexualization seems complete? What would be the valence of the ‘political’ in disco? This article takes on these questions by examining disco as an affective discursive construction across multiple sites – popular reception, cultural criticism, video, and film. If ‘discophobia’ connotes the unequivocally homophobic and racist response to disco's origins, I use the term ‘disco/sexuality’ more ambiguously to take into account both the liberating and repressive effects of the 70s disco industry on the lives of the sexually marginalized divided along the lines of race, class, and gender.
PJ said on Tue, 1 Jun 2021 at 14:27...
The above belongs in quotes. It is taken from:
"Hearing queerly: Musings on the ethics of disco/sexuality" by Ani Maitra
Although the X 4 links have been added.
Jimmy Feral said on Tue, 1 Jun 2021 at 22:25...
was a valence? discophobia....who the bloody hell goes round having a go at discos!! me and the wife used to go to a disco back in the day never saw any bother, what she on about then?