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Featured Books

 

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Mystery School in Hyperspace

A Cultural History of DMT

Global Tribe

Technology, Spirituality and Psytrance

Technomad

Global Raving Countercultures

FREENRG

Notes From the Edge of the Dancefloor

Publications: List

Many full publications are accessible on Academia.edu and ResearchGate.

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • (ed) Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures. New York: Bloomsbury.

  • Introduction: Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures. In Graham St John, ed., Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures, 1–21. New York: Bloomsbury.

  • Charms War: Dance Camps and Sound Cars at Burning Man. In Graham St John, ed., Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures, 219–244. New York: Bloomsbury.

  • Aussiewaska: A Cultural History of Changa and Ayahuasca Analogues in Australia. In Beatriz Labate, Clancy Cavnar and Alex Gearin, eds, The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Reinventions and Controversies, 144­–162. London: Routledge.

  • Blazing Grace: The Gifted Culture of Burning Man. NANO: New American Notes Online, 11 (July), Special issue “Economies of the Gift in an Age of Austerity” edited by Jennie Stearns and J.P. Craig.

  • Electronic Dance Music: Trance and Techno-Shamanism. In Chris Partridge and Marcus Moberg (eds) The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music, 278–285. London: Bloomsbury.

  • Hyperespace dans le cyberespace : DMT et méta-ritualisation. Drogues, santé et société, edited by Marc Perreault. 16 (2): 76–103.

  • “Victor Turner,” Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by Bryan S. Turner, Kyung-Sup Chang, Cynthia F. Epstein, Peter Kivisto, J. Michael Ryan and William Outhwaite.

2016

  • The DMT Gland: The Pineal, The Spirit Molecule, and Popular Culture. International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 7(2): 153–174.

  • Spiritechnics: Liminalité et techno-chamanisme dans la psytrance. In Sébastien Baud, ed. Anthropologies du corps en transe, 259–279. Paris: Connaissances et Savoirs.

2015

  • Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT   (Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books / Evolver).

  • Themed Journal Edition. Weekend Societies: EDM Festivals & Event-Cultures. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture: 7(1)

  • Introduction to Weekend Societies: EDM Festivals & Event-Cultures. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture: 7(1): 1–14. http://dx.doi.org/10.12801/1947-5403.2015.07.01.00

  • Electronic Dance Music Events. In John Lyden and Eric Michael Mazur, eds. The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture, 336–355. New York: Routledge.

  • Liminal Being: Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Ritualization and the Case of Psytrance. In Andy Bennett and Steve Waksman (eds) The Sage Handbook of Popular Music, 243–260. London: Sage Publications.

  • Protestival: Global Days of Action and Carnivalised Politics at the Turn of the Millennium. In George McKay (ed), The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture, 129–148. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • (With Francois Gauthier) Burning Man’s Gift-Driven, Event-Centred Diaspora, Revue du MAUSS (24 January).

2014

  • Goatrance Travellers: Psytrance and its Seasoned Progeny. In Simone Krüger and Ruxandra Trandafoiu (eds), The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Musical Migration and Tourism, pp. 160–182. New York: Routledge.

  • The Logics of Sacrifice at Visionary Arts Festivals. In Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor and Ian Woodward (eds), The Festivalisation of Culture, 49–68. Aldershot: Ashgate.

  • Begoggled in the Theater of Awe: Electronic Dance Music Culture at Burning Man. In Samantha Krukowski, ed., Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man, 144–159. London: Black Dog Publishing.

  • Protestival: Global Days of Action and Carnivalized Politics in the Present. In Playgrounds: Reinventing the Square. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Rena Sofia, pp. 248–280. [Reprint]

  • “Victor Turner”. In Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Ed. John Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press.

2013 

  • Aliens Are Us: CosmicLiminality, Remixticism and Alienation in Psytrance. Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 25 (2): 186–204. http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/jrpc.25.2.186

  • The Vibe of the Exiles: Aliens, Afropsychedelia and Psyculture. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 5(2): 56–87. http://dx.doi.org/10.12801/1947-5403.2013.05.02.04

  • Writing the Vibe: Arts of Representation in Electronic Dance Music Culture. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 5(1):

  • Total Solar Eclipse Festivals, Cosmic Pilgrims and Planetary Culture. In Donna Weston and Andy Bennett (eds) Pop Pagans: Pagans and Popular Music, pp. 126–144. Durham: Acumen.

  • Indian Spirit: Amerindians and the Techno-Tribes of Psytrance. In James Mackay and David Stirrup (eds), Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imagination, 1900-Present, pp. 173–195. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

  • Victor Turner. Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, An Encyclopedia. Sage. Vol II, pp. 863–868 (3000 words).

  • Communitas. Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, An Encyclopedia. Sage. Vol I, pp. 128–129 (1000 words).

2012

  • Global Tribe: Technology, Spirituality and Psytrance. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing.

  • . The Exodus of Psytrance?Themed Journal Edition. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. 4(1)

  • Seasoned Exodus: The Exile Mosaic of Psyculture. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 4(1): 4–37.

  • Freak Media: Vibe Tribes, Sampledelic Outlaws and Israeli Psytrance. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 26 (3): 437–447.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2012.665839

  • Altered Together: Dance Festivals and Cultural Life. In Barbara Rose Johnston, ed. Vital Topics Forum, On Happiness, 9–10. American Anthropologist 114(1): 6–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1433.2011.01393.x

  • (with Chiara Baldini). Dancing at the Crossroads of Consciousness: Techno-Mysticism, Visionary Arts and Portugal’s Boom Festival. In Carole M. Cusack and Alex Norman (eds). Handbook of New Religions and Cultural Production, pp. 521–552. Leiden: Brill.

  • Divine Mothership of Trance: Boom 2010. In Daniel Pinchbeck and Ken Jordan (eds). Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness: Essays on Liminal States, Psychic Science, and the Hidden Dimensions of the Mind, 24–32. Evolver Editions.

  • Experience, Tribalism and Remixology in Global Psytrance Culture. In Courtney Bender and Ann Taves (eds), What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age, pp. 248–275. New York: Columbia University Press.

  • Electronic Dance Music Culture and Religion: An Overview. In Mark J. Butler (ed) Electronica, Dance and Club Music, pp. 243–268. Surrey: Ashgate. [reprint]

 

2011  

  • Spiritual Technologies and Altering Consciousness in Contemporary Counterculture. In Etzel Cardeña and Michael Winkelman (eds) Altering Consciousness: A Multidisciplinary Perspective Vol I, pp 203–225. Praeger Perspectives.

  • The 2012 Movement, Visionary Arts and Psytrance Culture. In Joseph Gelfer (ed), 2012: Decoding the Countercultural Apocalypse, pp. 123–143. Sheffield & Bristol, CT: Equinox Publishing.

  • Rave From the Grave: Dark Trance and the Return of the Dead. In Cory James Rushton and Christopher M. Moreman (eds), Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead, pp. 24–39. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

  • Cosmic Vibe: Total Solar Eclipse Festivals. In Tom Rom and Pascal Querner, Goa: 20 Years of Psychedelic Trance. Nachtschatten Verlag, Solothurn/Switzerland. Book/DVD (Dec 2011).

  • DJ Goa Gil: Kalifornian Exile, Dark Yogi and Dreaded Anomaly. Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 3(1). 97–128. http://dx.doi.org/10.12801/1947-5403.2011.03.01.05

  • Party, Love and Profit: The Rhythms of the Love Parade (Interview with Wolfgang Sterneck). Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 2(1).

  • Remixtical Experiences and the 'Pink Packet'. Entheogenesis Australis Journal 3 (2011/2012): 87-91.

2010

2009

2008

  • (ed) Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance. London, New York: Berghahn. 

  • Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance: An Introduction. In Graham St John (ed) Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance, 1–37. New York: Berghahn.

  • Trance Tribes and Dance Vibes: Victor Turner and Electronic Dance Music Culture, in Graham St John (ed) Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance, 149–173. New York: Berghahn.

  • Dancing in the Realm. In Rak Razam and Tim Parish (eds), The Journeybook: Travels on the Frontiers of Consciousness. Melbourne: Undergrowth Inc, 9-14.

  • The Gathering of the Trance Tribes: Surfing the Novelty Wave at Boom. Boom Book. Good Mood Productions (January).

  • Protestival: Global Days of Action and Carnivalized Politics in the Present. Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest. 7(2): 167–190.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14742830802283550

2006

  • Themed Journal Edition. Electronic Dance Music Culture and Religion. Journal of Culture and Religion. 7(1).

  • Electronic Dance Music Culture and Religion: An Overview. Culture and Religion. 7(1): 1–26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01438300600625259

  • Reclaiming the Future: Going Feral and Becoming Native at Goolengook. In Lynne Hume and Kathleen McPhillips (eds) Popular Spiritualities: The Politics of Contemporary Enchantment, pp. 187–196. Aldershot: Ashgate.

2005

  • Outback Vibes: Sound Systems on the Road to Legitimacy. Postcolonial Studies: Culture, Politics, Economy, 8(3): 321–336.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13688790500231020

  • Off Road Show: Techno, Protest and Feral Theatre. Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 19(1): 7–22.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1030431052000336261

  • Australia. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Continuum Publications, pp. 133–136 (3000 words).

  • Ferality. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Continuum Publications, pp. 650–652 (1000 words).

  • Keepers of Lake Eyre. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Continuum Publications, pp. 956–957 (750 words).

  • Raves. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Continuum Publications, pp. 1347-1349 (1500 words).

  • [book review] Tim Lawrence’s Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979.  Duke University Press, Durham and London, 2003, in Media International Australia 117:160-161.

 

2004    

  • (ed). Rave Culture and Religion. London, New York: Routledge.

  • Introduction. In Graham St John (ed), Rave Culture and Religion, pp.1–15 London: Routledge.

  • The Difference Engine: Liberation and the Rave Imaginary. In Graham St John (ed), Rave Culture and Religion, pp. 19–45. London: Routledge.

  • Techno Millennium: Dance, Ecology and Future Primitives. In Graham St John (ed), Rave Culture and Religion, pp. 213–235. London: Routledge.

  • Counter Tribes, Global Protests and Carnivals of Reclamation. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 16(4): 421–428. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1040265042000318644

  • Global "Protestival": Reclaiming the Streets and the Future. M/C Reviews ‘Objection or Obstruction: The Culture of Protest in the 21st Century' (November).

2003    

  • Post-Rave Technotribalism and the Carnival of Protest. In Muggleton, D and Weinzierl, R (eds) The Post-Subcultures Reader, pp. 65–82. London: Berg.

2001    

  • Edited collection. FreeNRG: Notes From the Edge of the Dance Floor. Altona: Common Ground.

  • Introduction: Techno Inferno. In Graham St John (ed) FreeNRG: Notes From the Edge of the Dance Floor, pp. 1-6. Altona: Common Ground.

  • Doof! Australian Post Rave Culture. In Graham St John (ed) FreeNRG: Notes From the Edge of the Dance Floor, pp. 9–36. Altona: Common Ground.

  • Techno Terra-ism: Feral Systems and Sound Futures. In Graham St John (ed) FreeNRG: Notes From the Edge of the Dance Floor, pp. 109–137.Altona: Common Ground.

  • Australian (Alter)natives: Cultural Drama and Indigeneity. Social Analysis: Journal of Cultural and Social Practice, 45(1): 122–40.

  • Alternative Cultural Heterotopia and the Liminoid Body: Beyond Turner at ConFest. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 12(1): 47–66.http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1835-9310.2001.tb00062.x

  • ‘Heal thy Self - thy Planet’: ConFest, Eco-Spirituality and the Self/Earth Nexus. Australian Religion Studies  Review, 14 (1): 97-112.

  • The Battle of the Bands: ConFest Musics and the Politics of Authenticity. Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture. 5(2): 69–90.

  • Earthdreaming for a Nuclear Free Future. Arena Magazine (2001) 53, pp. 41-44.

  • [book review] John Patterson’s People of the Land: A Pacific Philosophy, Dunmoore Press, in Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 2000, 5(2):242-44.

2000

  • Ferals: Terra-ism and Radical Ecologism in Australia. Journal of Australian Studies 24(64): 208–16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443050009387573

  • ConFest: Edgecentral and the Feraliens. In A. Dearling and M Hanley (eds). Alternative Australia: Celebrating Cultural Diversity, pp. 83–88. Enabler Publications.

1999 

  • Ferality: A Life of Grime. The UTS Review - Cultural Studies and New Writing, 5(2):101–13.

  • The Story of ConFest. Green Connections (1998/99), 21: 24-5.

1997

 

Other writings

 

 

PhD Thesis (1999)

Alternative Cultural Heterotopia: ConFest as Australia 's Marginal Centre.

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