Failing Masculinity at the Club: A Poststructural Alternative to Intoxication Feminism – Københavns Universitet

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23. juni 2015

Failing Masculinity at the Club: A Poststructural Alternative to Intoxication Feminism

With a starting point in women's studies, this article moves on to approach the nightclub as a place of embodiment for both genders by introducing neo-Lacanian insights combined with Baudrillardian concepts. We look at three young drug-experienced men interviewed for a Danish club study (2008–09). The article examines how the risks of losing masculinity, losing sexual opportunities, and losing friends are managed in nightlife. Since masculinity becomes invested in the fantasy of the drug and the utopian party, these young men can be perceived as risking their male position when the party does not work out as planned.

Sidsel Kirstine Harder & Jakob Demant: "Failing Masculinity at the Club: A Poststructural Alternative to Intoxication Feminism"; Informa Healthcare; 2015