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Consumption, Leisure and Tourism

  • Anne Hardy
  • Andy Bennett
  • Brady Robards
  • Focuses exclusively on the concept of no-tribes

  • Offers a series of chapters that critically evaluate the significance of neo-tribal theory in relation to diverse forms of cultural practice

  • Extends and challenges current applications and sets a new agenda for future applications of the theory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Anne Hardy, Andy Bennett, Brady Robards
    Pages 1-14
  3. Consumption & Leisure

  4. Tourism & Sport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Andy Bennett, Novie Johan
      Pages 89-103
    3. Lan Xue, Jie Gao, Deborah Kerstetter
      Pages 105-117
    4. Harald Dolles, Mark R. Dibben, Anne Hardy
      Pages 119-134
  5. Music & Belonging

  6. Digital Media & Social Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Anja Dinhopl, Ulrike Gretzel
      Pages 221-234
    3. Simon Clay
      Pages 235-251

About this book


This collection brings together perspectives drawn from a range of international scholars who have conducted research into the applications of neo-tribal theory. The concept of the neo-tribe was first introduced by the French sociologist Michel Mafessoli (1996) to describe new forms of social bonds in the context of late modernity. This book critically explores the concepts that underpin neo-tribal theory, using perspectives from different disciplines, through a series of theoretically informed and empirically rich chapters.  This innovative approach draws together a recently emergent body of work in cultural consumption, tourism and recreation studies. In doing so, the book critically progresses the concept of neo-tribe and highlights the strengths, weaknesses and the opportunities for the application of neo-tribal theory in an interdisciplinary way.


neo-tribes youth studies sociology tourism recreation leisure marketing popular music

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Hardy
    • 1
  • Andy Bennett
    • 2
  • Brady Robards
    • 3
  1. 1.Tasmanian School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesGriffith University Gold Coast CampusGold CoastAustralia
  3. 3.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

About the editors

Anne Hardy is Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd) at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Andy Bennett is Professor of Cultural Sociology in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Brady Robards is Lecturer in Sociology at Monash University, Australia.

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