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Introducing Contemporary Neo-Tribes


Hardy, A and Bennett, A and Robards, B, Introducing Contemporary Neo-Tribes, Neo-tribes: Consumption, leisure and tourism, Palgrave Macmillan, A Hardy, A Bennett, and B Robards (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-3-319-68206-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68207-5_1


This chapter introduces the concept of neo-tribes and provides an in-depth, critical evaluation of its impact and influence on contemporary academic writing, by focusing upon aspects of culture and society. In the first instance, the chapter considers how neo-tribal theory has been applied across a variety of disciplines, often to different ends, with the result that the neo-tribal lens is somewhat multifarious. While this is to be expected when a concept assumes a multi-disciplinary resonance in the way that neo-tribes has, a key contention of this chapter is that there is a critical need to begin weaving together some of the conceptual threads pursued through the adoption and adaptation of neo-tribal theory across diverse disciplinary areas. Such a synthesis is necessary, it is argued, in order to ensure an underlying cohesion in both the way that neo-tribalism is understood by academic researchers and how it is applied as a theoretical framework.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:neo-tribes, tourism, consumption, society
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Consumption and everyday life
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
ID Code:125383
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Marketing
Deposited On:2018-04-16
Last Modified:2019-12-03

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