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The Mainstream Post-Rave Club Scene As a Secondary Institution: A British Perspective

Lynch, Gordon, Badger, Emily (2006) The Mainstream Post-Rave Club Scene As a Secondary Institution: A British Perspective. Culture and Religion, 7 (1). pp. 27-40. ISSN 1475-5610. E-ISSN 1475-5629. (doi:10.1080/01438300600625333) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article focuses on the importance of analysing the mainstream post-rave dance scene in the context of studies of the religious significance of electronic dance cultures. Drawing on their own ethnographic research, as well as other recent comparable studies in Britain, the authors argue that the mainstream post-rave dance scene is a ‘secondary institution’ supporting the new social form of religion identified by Luckmann, which emphasises self-realisation and self-expression. The study serves as an invitation to re-consider the definition of ‘religion’ in relation to electronic dance cultures and points to the role of mainstream leisure industries in supporting contemporary secular worldviews.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/01438300600625333
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 10:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42395 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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