17.05.21 – “Drugs in Party Spaces & Gender”

The third conference of the “Drugs, Genders, Cities” cycles will take place online and in English (organized by the CNRS Institutes PASSAGES and Centre Emile Durkheim in Bordeaux, Projects DRUSEC et GONACI).

Party spaces such as clubs or festivals are strongly gendered. Rising feminist complaints depict sexual harassment as being endemic in such spaces – not least when alcohol is involved. Drug consumption itself is not only gendered, with, for example, men on average still consuming many drugs more intensively. Rather, “consumer choice” is also part of the enactment of gender and sexuality, as well as of other categories such as class or race. Especially queer and techno subcultures are discussed as sites of consuming substances that enhance the pleasures of dancing or sexual intercourse (such as ecstasy, GHB, viagra). At the same time, queer and feminist parties are key sites of developing new cultures of community care. These provide “awareness structures” or “psy care teams” whose work dovetails nicely with neoliberal self-help and harm reduction approaches, and may thus receive the support of “night mayors” and club owner associations or be integrated in urban diversity politics. The workshop analyzes these complicated links between the often drug-laden party spaces and gender based on empirical work from different European countries.

Notice: the event takes place in the Paris time zone!

Afternoon Programm (14h30-17h)

17 may 2021 02:30 PM Paris
Zoom: https://u-bordeaux-fr.zoom.us/j/87310579540?pwd=cnFicisyd1REZHQrR1d2cWM2SnV2Zz09
Meeting ID: 873 1057 9540
Code: 764137

Moderation by Mélina Germes

  • 14h30 – Roxane Scavo (CNRS Passages), Mapping gender and festive drug consumption in Bordeaux
  • 15h – Gemma Blok (Open University of the Netherlands): Rave girls in the Netherlands: contested women’s liberation in the 1990s
  • 15h30 – Jenny Künkel (CNRS Passages): Negotiating Drugs and Sex in Contemporary Feminist Party Spaces
  • 16h – General discussion

Evening Keynote (19h-20h30)

17 may 2021 07:00 PM Paris
Zoom: https://u-bordeaux-fr.zoom.us/j/81639852066?pwd=QXFQK3VwUXg5T1hTOFVFV0pxZTBLdz09
Meeting ID: 816 3985 2066
Code: 959755

Moderation by Jenny Künkel

  • 19h – Emily Nicholls (University of Portsmouth): “Girl Time”, wine and crossing the line: embodying class and gender through drinking on the Girls’ Night Out
  • 19h40 – Discussion

Cite this blog post
Mélina Germes (2021, February 16). 17.05.21 – “Drugs in Party Spaces & Gender” Drugs, Securities, Urban Policies. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/nx19

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