Gender and Memory: Remembering and forgetting the women of rock

Catherine Strong

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Sociologies
Subtitle of host publicationLessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons
EditorsT. McIntosh
Place of PublicationAuckland, NZ
PublisherThe Sociological Association of Australia (TASA)
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9782868691145
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)/Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Joint Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
Duration: 04 Dec 200707 Dec 2007

Conference

ConferenceThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)/Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Joint Conference
CountryNew Zealand
Period04/12/0707/12/07

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    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).