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By Silvia Rief

This publication 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 support domesticate specific different types of reflexivity and modes of expertise, and the way those form new units for reconfiguring the bounds round early life cultural and different social identities. She contributes empirical analyses of ways such types of event 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 process of the physique (e.g. tune, visuals, medicinal drugs) and the tutorial discourses on dance tradition. even if the publication attracts from neighborhood membership scenes in London and in different places within the united kingdom, it additionally displays on similarities and changes among nightclubbing cultures throughout geographical contexts.

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