Consumption, Leisure and Tourism

  • Anne Hardy
  • Andy Bennett
  • Brady Robards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Anne Hardy, Andy Bennett, Brady Robards
    Pages 1-14
  3. Consumption & Leisure

  4. Tourism & Sport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Andy Bennett, Novie Johan
      Pages 89-103
    3. Lan Xue, Jie Gao, Deborah Kerstetter
      Pages 105-117
    4. Harald Dolles, Mark R. Dibben, Anne Hardy
      Pages 119-134
  5. Music & Belonging

  6. Digital Media & Social Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Anja Dinhopl, Ulrike Gretzel
      Pages 221-234
    3. Simon Clay
      Pages 235-251
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-259

About this book


This collection brings together perspectives drawn from a range of international scholars who have conducted research into the applications of neo-tribal theory. The concept of the neo-tribe was first introduced by the French sociologist Michel Mafessoli (1996) to describe new forms of social bonds in the context of late modernity. This book critically explores the concepts that underpin neo-tribal theory, using perspectives from different disciplines, through a series of theoretically informed and empirically rich chapters.  This innovative approach draws together a recently emergent body of work in cultural consumption, tourism and recreation studies. In doing so, the book critically progresses the concept of neo-tribe and highlights the strengths, weaknesses and the opportunities for the application of neo-tribal theory in an interdisciplinary way.


neo-tribes youth studies sociology tourism recreation leisure marketing popular music

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Hardy
    • 1
  • Andy Bennett
    • 2
  • Brady Robards
    • 3
  1. 1.Tasmanian School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesGriffith University Gold Coast CampusGold CoastAustralia
  3. 3.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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