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Neo-Tribes

Consumption, Leisure and Tourism

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Focuses exclusively on the concept of no-tribes

  • Offers a series of chapters that critically evaluate the significance of neo-tribal theory in relation to diverse forms of cultural practice

  • Extends and challenges current applications and sets a new agenda for future applications of the theory

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introducing Contemporary Neo-Tribes

    • Anne Hardy, Andy Bennett, Brady Robards
    Pages 1-14
  3. Tourism & Sport

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Young People, Gap Year Travel and the Neo-Tribal Experience

      • Andy Bennett, Novie Johan
      Pages 89-103
    3. Neo-Tribalism Outside the Stadium: A Fluid Community of Tailgaters

      • Lan Xue, Jie Gao, Deborah Kerstetter
      Pages 105-117
    4. Motorcycle Racing and Neo-Tribes at the Isle of Man

      • Harald Dolles, Mark R. Dibben, Anne Hardy
      Pages 119-134
  4. Digital Media & Social Networks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185
    2. The Networked Neo-Tribal Gaze

      • Anja Dinhopl, Ulrike Gretzel
      Pages 221-234
    3. The (Neo)Tribal Nature of Grindr

      • Simon Clay
      Pages 235-251

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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia

    Anne Hardy

  • School of Humanities, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Gold Coast, Australia

    Andy Bennett

  • School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

    Brady Robards

About the editors

Anne Hardy is Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd) at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Brady Robards is Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University, Australia.

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USD 59.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-68207-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)