Women & Psytrance with Irene Squires
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Discussion of my 2018 ethnographic research into gender at psytrance parties: a descriptive study of womens gender performativity in the psytrance scene.
The psytrance scene is commonly understood as welcoming, progressive and accepting. Through participant observation my research examined and described how this affects the lives of women, particularly in respect to identity and performance. Women use places and spaces at psytrance parties in a unique way, and through my research I aim to better understand this phenomenon with the goal of making psytrance events safer, more inclusive and supportive for all.