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Resilience through Rituals


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This paper intends to survey the conceptual frameworks which deal with the scene of Electronic Dance Music (ECDM) by addressing some ethnographic topics. First, the concept of ‘resilience’ drawn from physics and engineering or the recent current of psychology is raised in order to analyze the scene of techno party instead of the notion of ‘resistance’ posited by Birmingham School in the context of Cultural Studies. Second, this essay examines with the applicability of some concepts borrowed from the philosophy by Deleuze and Guattari for the same purpose. Third, the notion of ‘generic’ is posited as the crucial moment for the formation of genres in the techno music and the specificity of position of DJs as the generic intellectual.




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