[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,
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
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.
"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,
"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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