The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance (Paperback)Graham St. John (author)
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This lively textual symposium offers a collection of formative research on the culture of global psytrance (psychedelic trance). As the first book to address the diverse transnationalism of this contemporary electronic dance music phenomenon, the collection hosts interdisciplinary research addressing psytrance as a product of intersecting local and global trajectories. Contributing to theories of globalization, postmodernism, counterculture, youth subcultures, neotribes, the carnivalesque, music scenes and technologies, dance ritual and spirituality, chapters introduce psytrance in Goa, the UK, Israel, Japan, the US, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal and Australia. As a global occurrence indebted to 1960s psychedelia, sharing music production technologies and DJ techniques with electronic dance music scenes, and harnessing the communication capabilities of the Internet, psytrance and its cultural implications are thoroughly discussed in this first scholarly volume of its kind.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
"The Local Scenes and Global Cultures of Psytrance provides a valuable insight into a world-wide movement which has had comparatively little study so far." -Rupert Till, University of Huddersfield, UK, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
"A valuable contribution to academic understandings of, and writing about, the ongoing strength of EDM cultures." -Susan Luckman, University of South Australia, Cultural Studies Review
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