‘I don’t go to the gigs to go to the gigs – I don’t give a shit about the gigs!’: Exploring gig attendance and older punk women

Way, L. (2019) ‘I don’t go to the gigs to go to the gigs – I don’t give a shit about the gigs!’: Exploring gig attendance and older punk women. Punk & Post Punk, 8 (2). pp. 257-269. ISSN 2044-1983

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Abstract

This article considers gig attendance amongst a sample of twenty-two older punk women. A feminist methodology was employed, with qualitative data collected through semi-structured interviewing with seventeen older punk women, and an additional five women answering questions by e-mail correspondence. With the majority of the research sample attending gigs on a regular basis, it could be assumed that this meant music was a significance part of ‘doing’ punk but this was realized to be quite a simplistic assumption. The article will consider this in more detail through discussing two key questions: What are the key reasons and motivators behind older punk women attending gigs? What barriers do these women face when it comes to gig attendance?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Intellect. This is an author accepted manuscript of a paper subsequently published in Punk and Post Punk. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Laura Way
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 14:02
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 14:02
URI: http://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/590

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