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Teckno culture: A context for the hybridization of belief systems

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2003
Summary:
Teckno (or Rave) as a musical movement has rapidly spread across the globe. The youth culture that has developed has been sorely misunderstood by academia and media, often labeled as narcissistic, hedonistic, and lacking meaning. Contrary to these perceptions, Teckno culture is a collage of meanings. Long-term participation in Teckno culture has resulted in the development of new hybridized belief systems for many of the participants. Hybridization occurs as a result of exposure to multiple religious and mystic beliefs while in altered states of consciousness. This thesis explores the characteristics of these hybrids and identifies the seven elements that create and maintain the unique rave atmosphere in which this process is occurring. Further, the social impact of this culture is explored. In particular, the widespread unity in acceptante of diversity (UAD) arts to break down prejudice and is sustained outside Teckno culture as a lasting change in attitude and worldview.
Title: Teckno culture: A context for the hybridization of belief systems.
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Name(s): Rill, Bryan R.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Brown, Susan Love, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 160 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Teckno (or Rave) as a musical movement has rapidly spread across the globe. The youth culture that has developed has been sorely misunderstood by academia and media, often labeled as narcissistic, hedonistic, and lacking meaning. Contrary to these perceptions, Teckno culture is a collage of meanings. Long-term participation in Teckno culture has resulted in the development of new hybridized belief systems for many of the participants. Hybridization occurs as a result of exposure to multiple religious and mystic beliefs while in altered states of consciousness. This thesis explores the characteristics of these hybrids and identifies the seven elements that create and maintain the unique rave atmosphere in which this process is occurring. Further, the social impact of this culture is explored. In particular, the widespread unity in acceptante of diversity (UAD) arts to break down prejudice and is sustained outside Teckno culture as a lasting change in attitude and worldview.
Identifier: 9780496219018 (isbn), 13063 (digitool), FADT13063 (IID), fau:9928 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Rave culture
Techno music--Social aspects
Religion and culture
Youth--Social life and customs
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