Digital program: Draupner, LOVE and wicked

Female career trajectories and the role of underground club worlds in Gothenburg during the neoliberal shift.

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18:00 - 19:00, tor. 18 apr.



This seminar investigates the career trajectories of female pioneers in Gothenburg’s underground dance music scenes. Due to Sweden´s anti-commercial cultural policies in the 1970s and 1980s, it provides an interesting example for analyzing the introduction of neoliberalism to the cultural industries and its gendered outcomes. Female pioneers in Swedish underground scenes in the late 1980s and early 1990s were generally assigned to “supporting” roles, while being part of the changing neoliberal relationships between culture and society, which favored entrepreneurism. As a result of their skills and contributions within a gendered labor division, some female pioneers were in positions to launch DIY careers out of their previous unpaid work in design, fashion, media, retail, and club promotion. Thus, DIY subcultural capital transferred into careers in the cultural industries.

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Anna Gavanas is a social anthropologist with a focus on dance music history, working life, migration and welfare politics. She has published a number of interview based and archival studies on Swedish electronic dance music scenes with a focus on technological shifts, gender and cultural politics. In her recent work, Gavanas has worked with the Elisabeth Tegner Rave Archive.