Boys, Bass and Bother

Popular Dance and Identity in UK Drum ’n’ Bass Club Culture

Authors: Hall, Jo

  • Explores dancing as a mode of identity performance in the British drum 'n' bass club culture
  • Shows that the dancing body blends prior meaning with new significance
  • Challenges the various labels and distinctions attached to certain types of dance music
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About this book

This book uses ethnographic research to examine the role of dance in the construction of identity in the distinctly British electronic dance music club culture of drum ’n’ bass. Dancing is revealed as the central way in which drum ’n’ bass clubbers construct and perform their identities, which are informed, although not defined, by the club culture’s histories. The intertextual and intercultural development of drum ’n’ bass musical and clubbing culture is shown to be represented in the dancing body, prompting a challenge to the discourse of cultural appropriation. Popular representations of identities are embodied by drum ’n’ bass clubbers through affective transmission via the popular screen, and in this process are re-valued in their embodiment. Using a socially orientated understanding of intertextuality, the popular dancing body is shown to be heterocorporeal: containing traces of prior meaning and logic yet replete with new meaning and significance. 

About the authors

Joanna Hall has published her research in Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance (eds. Dodds & Cook, 2013) and Decentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting Dances (ed. Lansdale, 2008). She has worked within UK higher education since 2004, including her most recent post as Head of Dance at Kingston University, London, UK.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boys, Bass and Bother
Book Subtitle
Popular Dance and Identity in UK Drum ’n’ Bass Club Culture
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37510-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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