Psychedelic White

Author: Arun Saldanha
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452913072
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"Psychedelic White is one of the most innovative, refreshingly different analyses of race I have read in the last decade." —Elizabeth Grosz, author of The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution and the Untimely The village of Anjuna, located in the coastal Indian state of Goa, has been one of the premier destinations on the global rave scene for nearly two decades. The birthplace of Goa trance, the most psychedelic variety of electronic dance music, Anjuna first attracted adventurous Westerners in the 1970s who were drawn there by its tropical beaches, tolerant locals, and readily available drugs. Today, rave tourists travel to Goa to take part in round-the-clock dance parties and lose themselves in the crowds, the music, and the drugs. But do they really escape where they come from and who they are? A rich and theoretically sophisticated ethnography, Psychedelic White explains how race plays out in Goa’s white counterculture and grapples with how to make sense of racism when it is not supposed to be there. Goa is a site of particularly revealing forms of interracial collision, and contrary to author Arun Saldanha’s expectations that the nature of rave would create an inclusive atmosphere, he repeatedly witnessed stark segregation between white and Indian tourists. He came to understand race in its creative dimension as a shifting and fuzzy assemblage of practices, environments, sounds, and substances—dance skills, sunlight, conversation, cannabis, and tea. In doing so, his work shows how the rave scene in Goa harbors conflicting tendencies regarding race. The complicated intersection of cultures and phenotypes, Saldanha asserts, helps to consolidate whiteness. Race emerges not through rigid boundaries but rather through what he terms viscosity, the degree to which bodies gather together for pleasure and self-transformation. Challenging the prevailing conception of racial difference as a purely social construction and offering building on the works of Gilles Deleuze and Flix Guattari, Psychedelic White presents nothing less than a new materialist approach to race. Arun Saldanha is assistant professor of geography at the University of Minnesota.

Cypherpunks

Author: Julian Assange
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 359339913X
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Ein Gespräch über Freiheit und Internet

Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture

Author: Simão, Emília
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466686669
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The popularization and cult-like following of electronic music has provoked new relations between men and machines, art and technology, and modern shamans and disc jockeys. New technologies and multimedia tools have awakened neo-ritual practices through the emergence of Psychedelic Trance parties, evoking tribal experiences inspired by a new shamanism, mediated by high-tech guide elements. Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture investigates the expansive scope of Electronic Music Dance Culture (EMDC), the rise of Psychedelic Trance culture, and their relationship with new digital platforms. Drawing from perspectives in sociology, anthropology, psychology, aesthetics and the arts, religious studies, information technologies, multimedia communication, shamanism, and ritualism, this book analyzes the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviors in cyberspace. This innovative reference source is ideal for use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and theorists. Focusing on a variety of topics relating to sub-cultures, human behavior, and popular culture, this title features timely research on alternative culture, electronic music festivals, ethnography, music and religion, psychedelic drugs, Psytrance, rave culture, and trance parties.

Lost and Sound

Author: Tobias Rapp
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518733958
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Techno ist tot, zumindest offiziell. In Wirklichkeit waren elektronische Musik und die nächtliche Subkultur des Ausgehens – jenseits von sozialen Utopien und Love Parade – nie kreativer und interessanter als heute. Und nie so an einem Ort konzentriert: Jedes Wochenende bevölkern junge Leute aus ganz Europa ein paar Kilometer am Berliner Spreeufer; sie kommen mit Billigfliegern und bleiben nicht selten, bis die letzte After Hour nach Tagen fast wieder ins nächste Wochenende mündet ... Tobias Rapp, selbst DJ und ein intimer Kenner der Szene, porträtiert die faszinierendste, exzessivste und insgeheim einflußreichste Hauptstadtkultur und ihre Protagonisten: Tänzer und DJs, Musikproduzenten und Stadtplaner.

New Geographies of Race and Racism

Author: Caroline Bressey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317088425
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In recent years geographers interested in ethnicity, 'race' and racism have extended their focus from examining geographies of segregation and racism to exploring cultural politics, social practice and everyday geographies of identity and experience. This edited collection illustrates this new work and includes research on youth and new ethnicities; the contested politics of 'race' and racism; intersections of ethnicity, religion and 'race' and the theorisation and interrogation of whiteness. Case studies from the UK and Ireland focus on the intersections of 'race' and nation and the specificities of place in discourses of racilisation and identity. A key feature of the book is its engagement with a range of methodological approaches to examining the significance of race including ethnography, visual methodologies and historical analysis.

The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance

Author: Graham St John
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136944346
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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.

Deleuze and Race

Author: Arun Saldanha
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669612
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The first collection of essays on the Deleuzian study of race. An international and multidisciplinary team of scholars inaugurates this field with this wide-ranging and evocative array of case studies.

Die Produktion der Katastrophe

Author: Solvejg Nitzke
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839436575
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Die gigantische Explosion, die am 30. Juni 1908 weite Teile der sibirischen Tunguska-Region verwüstete, ist eine der verheerendsten Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Ihre Zerstörungskraft lässt sich jedoch nicht in Zahlen ausdrücken. Das katastrophische Potenzial des Tunguska-Ereignisses liegt vielmehr in seiner beharrlichen Rätselhaftigkeit. Das Fehlen einer haltbaren Erklärung erschüttert die moderne Wissensproduktion in ihren Grundfesten. Solvejg Nitzkes Analyse des Tunguska-Diskurses, der wissenschaftliche, parawissenschaftliche und literarische Texte umfasst, zeigt nicht nur die Grenzen zentraler Programme der Moderne auf, sondern öffnet nicht zuletzt auch den Blick für die Möglichkeiten kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung.