Club Cultures: Boundaries, Identities and Otherness by Silvia Rief

By Silvia Rief

This booklet explores modern membership and dance cultures as a manifestation of aesthetic and prosthetic different types of existence. Rief addresses the questions of the way practices of clubbing aid domesticate specific varieties of reflexivity and modes of expertise, and the way those form new units for reconfiguring the bounds round formative years cultural and different social identities. She contributes empirical analyses of ways such varieties of adventure are mediated by way of the actual buildings of night-clubbing economies, the organizational legislation and the neighborhood association of expertise in membership areas, the media discourses and imageries, the applied sciences intervening into the feel procedure of the physique (e.g. tune, visuals, medications) and the tutorial discourses on dance tradition. even though the publication attracts from neighborhood membership scenes in London and in other places within the united kingdom, it additionally displays on similarities and modifications among nightclubbing cultures throughout geographical contexts.

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