Gadir, Tami

RMIT University

Dr Tami Gadir is a Lecturer in Music Industry at RMIT University who writes and teaches on music, society and culture. Her research to date has addressed the sounds, cultures, and politics of electronically-produced dance music. In her book on this topic, Dance Music: A Feminist Account of an Ordinary Culture (Bloomsbury, 2023), Gadir uses gender as a focal point for showing how dance floors reflect the social dynamics that exist off dance floors.


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    Introduction Music scholarship across genres is often concerned with music's metaphysical and ephemeral effects on individuals, communities, and society. These scholarly framings constitute a concept that we refer to here as “the magic of music”.  Using this framing, this article addresses the ways that the magic is undermined by a range of worldly, non-magical realities, using the...Read more