This paper will examine the processes of remembering and forgetting that have surrounded the women involved in the grunge movement of the early 90s. Evidence will be drawn from present and past media sources, and from interviews with fans of grunge, to show how women are generally written out of historical accounts of rock music in order to reinscribe the creative dominance of men in this field. This, it is argued, is one of the ways in which the potential for societal change embedded in a cultural form such as grunge is diffused, and the status quo remains ultimately unchallenged.
|Title of host publication||Public Sociologies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons|
|Place of Publication||Auckland, NZ|
|Publisher||The Sociological Association of Australia (TASA)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)/Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Joint Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand|
Duration: 04 Dec 2007 → 07 Dec 2007
|Conference||The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)/Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Joint Conference|
|Period||04/12/07 → 07/12/07|
Strong, C. (2007). Gender and Memory: Remembering and forgetting the women of rock. In T. McIntosh (Ed.), Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons (pp. 1-7). The Sociological Association of Australia (TASA).