[URBANTH-L]Book Publication: "Global Nomads"

Anthony Fischer D'Andrea afdandre at uchicago.edu
Sun Jan 14 12:26:16 EST 2007

Dear Urbanth-l Colleagues,

I would like to announce the publication of my new book "Global 
Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in 
Ibiza and Goa", under Routledge series International Library of 
Sociology. The first edition is in hardback format. Below I 
enclose the summary and endorsements for your appreciation.

Please, feel free to forward this to other colleagues and 
libraries that may be interested. Thank you,

Anthony D'Andrea

Global Nomads: Techno and New Age as Transnational 
Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa. London/New York: Routledge 
(International Library of Sociology), 2007; 255pp. ISBN: 

Summary by Routledge:

Global Nomads is a unique introduction to the globalization of 
countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. 
Anthony D'Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates 
who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in 
paradoxical paradises.

Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study 
analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject 
their homeland to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become 
artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking 
to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a 
cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These 
countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal 
regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and 
imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media 

In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of 
countercultures, Global Nomads develops a dialogue between global 
and critical studies by introducing the concept of 
'neo-nomadism', which thus overcomes some of the shortcomings in 
studies of globalization.

This book is essential reading for undergraduate, postgraduate 
and research students of sociology, anthropology of 
globalization, cultural studies and tourism.

Book Endorsements:

"A uniquely 'nomadic ethnography,' Global Nomads is the first 
in-depth treatment of a counterculture flourishing in the global 
gulf stream of new electronic and spiritual developments. 
D'Andrea's is an insightful study of expressive individualism 
manifested in and through key cosmopolitan sites. This book is an 
invaluable contribution to the anthropology/sociology of 
contemporary culture, and presents required reading for students 
and scholars of new spiritualities, techno-dance culture and 

(Graham St John, Research Fellow, School of American Research, 
New Mexico)

"D'Andrea breaks new ground in the scholarship on both 
globalization and the shaping of subjectivities. And he does so 
spectacularly, both through his focus on neo-nomadic cultures and 
a novel theorization. This is a deeply erudite book and it is a 
lot of fun."

(Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the 
University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the 
London School of Economics.)

"Le nomade ne bouge pas." (Deleuze & Guattari) 
Anthony Fischer D'Andrea, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Transnationalism Project
University of Chicago

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