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By Silvia Rief

This ebook explores modern membership and dance cultures as a manifestation of aesthetic and prosthetic different types of existence. Rief addresses the questions of ways practices of clubbing support domesticate specific varieties of reflexivity and modes of expertise, and the way those form new units for reconfiguring the bounds round adolescence cultural and different social identities. She contributes empirical analyses of the way such kinds of adventure are mediated through 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 experience method of the physique (e.g. tune, visuals, medications) and the tutorial discourses on dance tradition. even though the e-book attracts from neighborhood membership scenes in London and in other places within the united kingdom, it additionally displays on similarities and transformations among nightclubbing cultures throughout geographical contexts.

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2000: 711) clubs are set apart from, but are nevertheless implicated in the structures and routines of everyday life. In the fi rst part, the chapter explores how this broader frame informs typical institutional features such as admission rituals, particular social conventions and modes of sociality and how it is translated into scripts of experience and situated practices of dance. The second part of the chapter focuses in more detail on the forms of embodiment in clubbing cultures. I shall elaborate the thesis that clubbing centres on aesthetic and prosthetic forms of embodiment, which help generate a liminoid atmosphere and a state of ‘otherness’.

In addition, policing and security, and not to forget public transport, are also important ways in which evening and late-night urban entertainment is governed (GLA 2002: iv). Against the backdrop of economic restructuration and the transformation of local governance, many urban centres experienced a substantial growth of consumption, leisure and entertainment facilities over the past two decades. Especially since the early 1990s certain urban areas went through a downright night-life boom with restaurants, bars, music and dance clubs and other venues springing up.

G. gay and black activism or ‘Reclaim the Night’ in the Women’s Movement; Bianchini 1995: 122). This is closely related to the transformation of urban governance in the context of neoliberal deregulation in Western Europe since the 1980s (Brenner and Theodore 2002). In this process, urban governance was remodelled into an economic regional development project, in which place-marketing became a central strategy in the competitive struggle for investment and in which a business and management perspective and a market logic gained increasing ground in all areas of regulation.

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