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Author Saldanha, Arun.

Title Psychedelic white : Goa trance and the viscosity of race / Arun Saldanha
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Preface; Ethnography as Thought; 1. Psychedelic Whiteness; 2. What Materialism?; 3. Tripping on India; The Researcher's Body; Viscosity; 4. Goa Freaks; 5. Drugs and Difference; 6. Trance, Dance, and the Trance-Dance; 7. The Psychopathology of Travel; The Trials of Transcendence; 8. Visual Economy; 9. Faces of Goa; 10. Zombie Beach; 11. Sunlight and Judgment; Purity as Machinic Effect; 12. The Politics of Location; 13. Cliques; 14. Noise, Narcotics, Law and Order; 15. Dealing with the Third World; When the Music's Over; 16. A Machinic Geography of Phenotype; 17. Freaking Whiteness
Summary A rich ethnography, Psychedelic White explains how race plays out in Goa's white counterculture and grapples with how to make sense of racism when it is not supposed to be there. Challenging the prevailing conception of racial difference as a purely social construction and offering insights into the global underground music scene, Psychedelic White presents nothing less than a new materialist approach to race
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Cultural geography -- India -- Anjuna
White people -- Race identity -- India -- Anjuna
Tourists -- Social networks -- India -- Anjuna
Counterculture -- India -- Anjuna
Hallucinogenic drugs -- Social aspects -- India -- Anjuna
Trance (Electronic dance music) -- Social aspects -- India -- Anjuna
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- General.
Cultural geography
White people -- Race identity.
Culturele aspecten.
India -- Anjuna
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816654291