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Do You Remember House?: Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds

Micah Salkind


This interdisciplinary study historicizes house music, the rhythmically focused electronic dance sound born in the post-industrial maroon spaces of Chicago’s queer, black, and Latino social dancers. Working from oral history interviews, archival research, and performance ethnography, it argues that the remediation and adaptation of house by multiple and overlapping crossover communities in its first decade shaped the ways that contemporary Chicago house music producers, DJs, dancers, and promoters re-remember and re-animate house as an archive indexing experiences of queer of color congregatio ... More

Keywords: maroon, re-remembering, crossover community, repertoire in motion, underground

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190698416
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190698416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Micah Salkind, author
Special Projects Manager, The Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism