Clubbing: Dancing, Ecstasy and Vitality

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Social Science - 236 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.
 

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Contents

THE NIGHT AHEAD
3
CLUBBING CONTEXTS
6
THREE STARTING POINTS
11
RESEARCHING CLUBBING
32
THE NIGHT OUT
35
GETTING INTO IT FEELING PART OF IT
37
GETTING INTO CLUBBING
38
DISTINCTIONS AND BELONGINGS
51
THE ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE
116
THE USE OF ECSTASY MDMA IN THE CLUBBING EXPERIENCE
119
THE ECSTATIC AND THE OCEANIC IN CLUBBING
132
CLUBBING AND PLAYFUL VITALITY
134
PLAY AND FLOW
135
RESISTANCE AND VITALITY
144
CLUBBING AS PLAYFUL VITALITY
151
GOING WITH THE FLOW
163

GETTING INTO THE CLUB
62
CLUBBING CROWDS AND BELONGINGS
68
The musical and dancing crowds of clubbing
70
CROWDS AND TOGETHERNESS
71
MUSICAL CROWDS
76
DANCING CROWDS
85
SPACINGS OF DANCING
90
OUT OF SPACE OUT OF TIME
103
Oceanic and ecstatic experiences in clubbing
105
THE OCEANIC EXPERIENCE
106
REFLECTIONS
167
INTRODUCTION
169
THREE STORIES OF AFTERGLOW
170
PLAYING CONSUMING FLUXING
180
NIGHTS OUT
188
Biographical snapshots of the clubbers
191
NOTES
199
REFERENCES
210
INDEX
228
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Page 1 - For the perfect flaneur, for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world...

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