Raving - Practices

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Publisher's Synopsis

What is an art of life for what feels like the end of a world? In Raving McKenzie Wark takes readers into the undisclosed locations of New York's thriving underground queer and trans rave scene. Techno, first and always a Black music, invites fresh sonic and temporal possibilities for this era of diminishing futures. Raving to techno is an art and a technique at which queer and trans bodies might be particularly adept but which is for anyone who lets the beat seduce them. Extending the rave's sensations, situations, fog, lasers, drugs, and pounding sound systems onto the page, Wark invokes a trans practice of raving as a timely aesthetic for dancing in the ruins of this collapsing capital.

Book information

ISBN: 9781478019381
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Imprint: Duke University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.109747
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 51695
Number of pages: xiv, 119 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 166g
Height: 126mm
Width: 185mm
Spine width: 14mm