Using ethnography, I studied the ways in which space was created at a nightclub with a once a week Drag Night. The history of the space (each night building on the night before for years and years) created stability for the nightclub that remained regardless of the individuals within it. Drag Night, however, did not reap the benefits of that stability. Despite site - specific (read theme - night specific) normative performances in the space, the social space was altered through individual performances as well as rules associated with the club.
Ethnography, Club, Gay, Identity
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Davis, A. M. (2013). (Un)Stable Space(s): An Ethnography of a (Sometimes) Gay Bar. The Qualitative Report, 18(31), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2013.1483