New Book on Techno, Rave, Club Culture “Global Nomads Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa By Anthony D’Andrea”

It seems interesting actually I would like to read it

The book of the Antony D’ Andrea who makes the blog Global raver known also as Techno Tony :))

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About the Book

Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D’Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in paradoxical paradises.

Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject the homeland in order to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media consumption.

In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of countercultures, Global Nomads develops a dialogue between global and critical studies. By introducing the concept of ‘neo-nomadism’, this new theorization overcomes some of the shortcomings in studies of globalization.

This book is an essential reference for researchers and students of Sociology, Anthropology of Globalization, Cultural Studies, as well as Tourism, Lifestyle Migration, Subculture, Rave/Club, and New Age studies

These are just a few of the topics covered:

– Aesthetics of the self: post-sexualities in a digital age
– Counterculture and commodity
– Hippie scenes: autonomy and tourism
– Club scene in Ibiza: underground and industry
– Ethnography of the largest nightclub in the world
– Psytrance scene in Goa
– Nomadic spirituality in psychedelic rituals
– Global Countercultures

You can find Global Nomads at main online booksellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Borders etc), you can click on the link on the right side of this blog, or you can obtain it directly from Routledge website:
http://www.routledge.com/books/Global-Nomads-isbn9780415553674

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