17 August 2009

New Book on Techno, Rave, Club Culture

I'm pleased to say that my book Global Nomads is now available in affordable paperback. It examines how bohemian expatriates are the main force behind global rave and club scenes. They are DJs, party promoters, club managers and bar "industry" workers, interlinking main party scenes in Ibiza, Goa, San Francisco, New York, Bali, Bahia, Byron Bay, Barcelona, Berlin etc. I also show how electronic music scenes become spiritual spaces where people can express and connect with their own self and others. These are just a few of the topics covered:

- Aesthetics of the self: post-sexualities in a digital age

- Counterculture and commodity

- Hippie scenes: autonomy and tourism

- Club scene in Ibiza: underground and industry

- Ethnography of the largest nightclub in the world

- Psytrance scene in Goa

- Nomadic spirituality in psychedelic rituals

- Global Countercultures

You can find Global Nomads at main online booksellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Borders etc), you can click on the link on the right side of this blog, or you can obtain it directly from Routledge website:

Please spread the word to your friends. Many thanks.


  1. Congrats! Saludos de Barcelona. Joan

  2. i already ordered your book. found routledge website a bit difficult but it went through. jg

  3. Nice to meet you.

    I was going to paste the link without permission because I had very felt the interest for your blog.

    Please link me with the blog if it is good.



  4. Awesome book, Tony. I love Ibiza. Cheers from London, Jordan