Clubbing explores the cultures and spaces of clubbing. Divided into three sections: Beginnings, The Night Out and Reflections, Clubbing includes first-hand accounts of clubbing experiences, framing these accounts within the relevant research and a review of clubbing in late-1990s Britain.
Malbon particularly focuses on:
the codes of social interaction among clubbers
issues of gender and sexuality
the effects of music
the role of ecstasy
clubbing as a playful act
and personal interpretations of clubbing experiences.
Preface - The Tunnel Club, Summer 1997. Beginnings. The Night Ahead. Clubbing Contexts. Three Starting Points. Research Clubbing. Night Out. Getting Into It, Feeling Part of It. The Dancer From the Dance: The Musical and Dancing Crowds of Clubbing. Moments of Ecstasy: Oceanic and Ecstatic Experiences in Clubbing. Clubbing and Playful Vitality. Reflections. Three Stories of Afterglow. Playing - Consuming - Fluxing. Nights Out. Appendix 1 - Biographical Snapshots of the Clubbers. References. Index.