Dance, Drugs and Escape: The Club Scene in Literature, Film and Television Since the Late 1980s
In the late 1980s the rave phenomenon swept the youth culture of the United Kingdom, incorporating the generations' two newest social stimulants: modern electronic dance music and a notorious designer drug known as Ecstasy. Although the movement began in rebellion against mainstream culture, its underground dynamism soon attracted the interest of novelists, screenwriters, and filmmakers who attempted to reflect the phenomenon in their works. Through artistic and commercial popularization, the once obscure subculture was transformed into a pop-culture behemoth with powerful links to the entertainment industry. This study deals with the transformative effects of film, television and literature on club culture. Chapters furthermore reflect club culture's own effect on crime, ethnicity, sexuality and drug use. As the study traces artistic depictions of club culture's development, each chapter focuses on individual books, films and television shows that reflect the transformation of the club culture into what it is today.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Idealism to Economics
Crime and Club Life
7 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Acid active American appears artistic aspects attempt audience become chapter characters clear club culture club fiction club scene clubbers collective common course criminal dance club dance music deal Despite discussion drug early economic ecstasy effects electronic elements escape event example experience expression fact feel film follows friends House important indicates industry influence interest involved late less literature lives London mainstream Manchester means Morvern move movement narrative nature night North American novel original participants party play plot political popular positive present production promoters rave record references reflect relationship relatively representation represented seems serves sexual short Simon Reynolds social society sort sound story straight structure style subculture success television term texts theme tion tradition ture Welsh's writers young youth