Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Salo, Elaine en_ZA
dc.contributor.author McLaren, Mary Gugu Tizita en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-04T10:28:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-04T10:28:59Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation McLaren, M. 2007. Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14628
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (150-157). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research was carried out in Langa Township, Cape Town and worked with 7 young black women, between the ages of 19 and 26 years old. The aim was to explore the fluidity of identity, in particular gender identity, by exploring the performance of 'normative' femininity and 'hidden/subversive' femininity performed in different spaces. The focus was on 'hidden/subversive' femininity and the experiences of pleasure and danger in clubs spaces in Cape Town. It was found that these experiences centre on appearance, use of alcohol and dancing and expose the way in which young women negotiate between the pleasurable and dangerous that, consciously or unconsciously, push the boundaries of entrenched gender norms. In addition, owing 10 the nature of the research, constructions of masculinity were also explored and discovered to have a profound impact on young women's experiences within club spaces and in their everyday lives, relating to sexual relationships. This study aims to reveal the power and agency of young women, as well as the struggles and restrictions. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Gender Studies en_ZA
dc.title Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Gender Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation McLaren, M. G. T. (2007). <i>Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Gender Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14628 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation McLaren, Mary Gugu Tizita. <i>"Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Gender Studies, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14628 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation McLaren MGT. Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Gender Studies, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14628 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - McLaren, Mary Gugu Tizita AB - This research was carried out in Langa Township, Cape Town and worked with 7 young black women, between the ages of 19 and 26 years old. The aim was to explore the fluidity of identity, in particular gender identity, by exploring the performance of 'normative' femininity and 'hidden/subversive' femininity performed in different spaces. The focus was on 'hidden/subversive' femininity and the experiences of pleasure and danger in clubs spaces in Cape Town. It was found that these experiences centre on appearance, use of alcohol and dancing and expose the way in which young women negotiate between the pleasurable and dangerous that, consciously or unconsciously, push the boundaries of entrenched gender norms. In addition, owing 10 the nature of the research, constructions of masculinity were also explored and discovered to have a profound impact on young women's experiences within club spaces and in their everyday lives, relating to sexual relationships. This study aims to reveal the power and agency of young women, as well as the struggles and restrictions. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces TI - Dancing with dangerous desires : the performance of femininity and experiences of pleasure and danger by young black women within club spaces UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14628 ER - en_ZA


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