Clubbing: Dancing, Ecstasy, Vitality, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Dancing, Ecstasy, Vitality, 1st Edition

By Ben Malbon


256 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography