Rave Culture and Religion (Paperback)
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Rave Culture and Religion (Paperback)

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Paperback 332 Pages / Published: 21/05/2009
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The collection provides insights on developments in post-traditional religiosity (especially 'New Age' and 'Neo-Paganism') through studies of rave's Gnostic narratives of ascensionism and re-enchantment, explorations of the embodied spirituality and millennialist predispositions of dance culture, and investigations of transnational digital-art countercultures manifesting at geographic locations as diverse as Goa, India, and Nevada's Burning Man festival. Contributors examine raving as a new religious or revitalization movement; a powerful locus of sacrifice and transgression; a lived bodily experience; a practice comparable with world entheogenic rituals; and as evidencing a new Orientalism. Rave Culture and Religion will be essential reading for advanced students and academics in the fields of sociology, cultural studies and religious studies.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415552509
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm

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