Season 3 Episode 2: Authenticity, in conversation with Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo 

We are back with another episode of the People and Dancefloors podcast! This time, we tackled authenticity in clubs with extra special guest Dr Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo (@missanthrope10). Danielle is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University.  Danielle is really interested in gender and sexuality, and her research focuses on dance music spaces. Her book Dance Music Spaces: Clubs, Clubbers, and DJs Navigating Authenticity, Branding, and Commercialism 

‘examines the production of physical and digital spaces in dance music, and how the players—clubs, clubbers, and DJs—use authenticity, branding, and commercialism to navigate them. An in-depth study into three women DJs—The Blessed Madonna, Honey Dijon, and Peggy Gou—reveals a new concept, “authenticity maneuvering.”’ 

Danielle’s book recently won a prize, which is testament to the significant contribution of Danielle’s thinking in the field of club studies and sociology. 

Listen to our chat about authenticity on Spotify here

Listen on YouTube below

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