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CLUBBING AND PLAYFUL VITALITY
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In this final stage of the night, I develop what has been suggested throughout ‘The night out’ so far in respect of crowds, music, dancing and the clearly important roles of the ecstatic and oceanic experiences in clubbing. Fusing these different facets of clubbing, I sketch out a conception of the relationships between notions of power and resistance that problematises and gives texture to certain existing conceptions in which resistance is clearly directed outwardly and around apparently straightforward conceptions of authority and subordination. The alternate conception that I introduce in this last section of ‘The night out’ is one that I am calling ‘playful vitality’.