The Gender Barriers in the Indie and Dance Music Scene in Dublin


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Title The Gender Barriers in the Indie and Dance Music Scene in Dublin
Creator O'Sullivan, Caroline Ann
Subject Sociology: Gender; Cultural studies;
Female; Musicians; Gender; Performance; DJ’s; Dublin
Description This article explores the roles that women played in the Dublin Music scene over the years 2000-2017. Based on longitudinal ethnographic research, it describes the barriers that women face to performing opportunities in the indie and dance music scenes. I outline the motivating factors for women to become involved in music performance and contrast them with those of their male counterparts to see if there are fundamental differences in why and how either gender becomes involved. I posit that the prevailing messages that women receive are often discouraging to their sense of belonging to the music scene. Finally, I contend that rather than women gaining access to the positions that incur capital, they instead continue to find themselves in challenging and sexist situations and corralled into roles that offer them very little in terms of monetary or cultural reward, or they leave the music industry all together.
Publisher IASPM - International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Date 2018-08-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Ethnography; Interviews; Participant Observation
Format application/pdf
Source IASPM@Journal; Vol 8, No 1 (2018): Gender Politics in the Music Industry; 103-116
Language eng
Coverage Ireland; Europe

Rights Copyright (c) 2018 IASPM@Journal

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