Submission Title

Dropping the Bass: Electronic Dance Music Festivals as a Forum for Community and Cultural Identity Development

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

Subject Area

Communication Arts/Rhetoric

Description

This critical essay focuses on Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Festivals with an emphasis on how attendees perceive the event as a forum for community and cultural identity development. Fantasy Theme Criticism was used as a frame to look at the overall themes and visions that are presented at the event to explore how the experience creates the attendees' reality. The goal of this study was to see what aspects draw attendees to be a part of the EDM community and to determine the ways in which the event helps establish a collective cultural identity through music.

The paper upon which this poster was based was written for the Senior Seminar course in Communication Arts. The paper was competitively selected for presentation at the Northwest Communication Association Conference in April 2015.

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Dropping the Bass: Electronic Dance Music Festivals as a Forum for Community and Cultural Identity Development

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

This critical essay focuses on Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Festivals with an emphasis on how attendees perceive the event as a forum for community and cultural identity development. Fantasy Theme Criticism was used as a frame to look at the overall themes and visions that are presented at the event to explore how the experience creates the attendees' reality. The goal of this study was to see what aspects draw attendees to be a part of the EDM community and to determine the ways in which the event helps establish a collective cultural identity through music.

The paper upon which this poster was based was written for the Senior Seminar course in Communication Arts. The paper was competitively selected for presentation at the Northwest Communication Association Conference in April 2015.