Anonymity Performance in Electronic Pop Music

A Performance Ethnography of Critical Practices

Anonymity practices in electronic music culture have long been the object of journalistic and academic discourse. Yet anonymity itself is ephemeral and ontologically precarious. How can scholars research anonymous entities without impairing their anonymity, and what can they learn from their precarity?

This study describes two projects of anonymity performance as forms of critical practice (Judith Butler/Michel Foucault) involving performative play with anonymity through the use of fake identities or collaborative persona imaginations. Adopting a reflexive and performative writing style, this performance ethnography calls for a radical performative turn and an ontological reflexivity in the cultural studies of music.

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29 January 2019, 232 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4256-8

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Stefanie Kiwi Menrath

Stefanie Kiwi Menrath, Berlin, Deutschland

Book title
Anonymity Performance in Electronic Pop Music A Performance Ethnography of Critical Practices
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
232
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 7 SW-Abbildungen, 12 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4256-8
DOI
10.14361/9783839442562
Commodity Group
1591
BIC-Code
AVA AVGP JFC
BISAC-Code
MUS020000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
AVA AVLP JBCC
Release date
29 January 2019
Edition
1
Topics
Musik, Popkultur
Readership
Cultural Studies, Popular Music Studies, Performance Studies, Musicology, Celebrity Studies
Keywords/Tags
Culture, Pop Music, Performance, Ethnography, Anonymity, Musicology, Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Studies

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