Week 7: Electric dreams: Disco and dancing

Richard Dyer (2002[1992]) ‘In Defence of Disco’  in Only Entertainment, London: Routledge [Google Books link]

New Formations (2006) ‘Of Borders and Discos’, Issue 58, http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/newformations/issue/nf58.html

Jaap Kooijman (2005) ‘Turn the beat around Richard Dyer’s ‘In Defence of Disco’ revisited’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, p.257-266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549405051848 [alt link]

Nadine Hubbs  (2007) ‘”I Will Survive”: musical mappings of queer social space in a disco anthem’ Popular Music, 26, pp 231-244 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0261143007001250

Tim Lawrence (2011) “Disco and the Queering of the Dance Floor” in Cultural Studies, Vol 25, No 2, pp.230-243 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09502386.2011.535989  [alt link]

Tim Lawrence (2009) “Beyond the Hustle: Seventies Social Dancing, Discotheque Culture and the Emergence of the Contemporary Club Dancer”, in Julie Malnig (ed) Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader.  Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 199-214. [link]

Tim Lawrence (2008) “Disco Madness: Walter Gibbons and the Legacy of Turntablism and Remixology”. Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol 20, No 3,  276-329. [link]

Tim Lawrence (2006) “‘I Want to See All My Friends At Once’: Arthur Russell and the Queering of Gay Disco”, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol 18, No 2, 145-68. [link]

Brian Ward (1998) Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness, and Race Relations, University of California Press. Chapter 11: “Take that to the bank”: corporate soul, black capitalism and disco fever”  [library link]


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