Queer Temporalities and the Significance of 'Music Scene' Participation in the Social Identities of Middle-aged Queers

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Title Queer Temporalities and the Significance of 'Music Scene' Participation in the Social Identities of Middle-aged Queers
Author Taylor, Jodie Louise
Journal Name Sociology
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract During the last decade in particular, the scope of queer scholarship has expanded. Queer readings, theories and problematics now pervade multiple sites of cultural and sociological thinking, reaching beyond the specificities of gender and sexuality and their attendant politics. While there is still important work to be done in these areas, thinking beyond the sexual act allows for an understanding of 'queer' through culture and as lifestyle. Here, I relate this specifically to music scene participation and middle age by exploring the significance of music and dance-based activities in the lives of queer people who do not perform their age in accordance with heteronormative conventions of social propriety and thus do not conform to desirable heteronormative temporalities. The concept of 'queer temporality' is not new, however this article demonstrates the relationship of musical time to this temporal scheme thus offering an additional perspective on queer time.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038510375735
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 The Author. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 44
Issue Number 5
Page from 893
Page to 907
ISSN 0038-0385
Date Accessioned 2011-01-06
Date Available 2011-11-01T06:57:08Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Culture, Gender, Sexuality; Musicology and Ethnomusicology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36704
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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