Rave culture and religion

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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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages348
ISBN (Electronic)9780203507964
ISBN (Print)9780415314497, 9780415552509
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology
ISSN (Print)2643-4261
ISSN (Electronic)2155-2932


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