publication . Article . 2007

‘I Will Survive’: musical mappings of queer social space in a disco anthem

Hubbs, Nadine;
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  • Published: 26 Apr 2007 Journal: Popular Music, volume 26, pages 231-244 (issn: 0261-1430, eissn: 1474-0095, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This essay reconsiders the constituencies of fans and detractors present at prime and bursting 1970s dicsos. It argues for a more gender-inclusive conception of discos multiracial ‘gay’ revellers and for a particular convoluted conception of ‘homophobia’ as this applies to the Middle-American youths who raged against disco in midsummer 1979. Their historic eruption at Chicago’s Comiskey Park came just weeks after the chart reign of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’, today a classic emblem of gay culture in the post-Stonewall and AIDS eras and arguably disco’s greatest anthem. Disco inspired lovers and haters, too, among mu...
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free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Music, Vernacular, Rapture, Rhetoric, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Anthem, Emblem, History, Aesthetics, Queer, Media studies, Musical, Afterlife
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publication . Article . 2007

‘I Will Survive’: musical mappings of queer social space in a disco anthem

Hubbs, Nadine;