publication . Article . 2007

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

Nadine Hubbs;
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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)
AbstractThis 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 music critics. Critical adulation a...
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free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Music, Social psychology, Sociology, Anthem, Aesthetics, Vernacular, Afterlife, Emblem, Rhetoric, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Rapture, Queer, Musical
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