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$15.95  $14.83
Duke University Press
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4.96 X 7.01 X 0.47 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

McKenzie Wark is the author of Capital Is Dead, Reverse Cowgirl, and The Beach beneath the Street, among other books.


"Wark paints a vivid series of vignettes attempting to build a shared language around raving as a technological and social practice--and trying to make sense of the role it plays in the late-capitalist hellscape we now find ourselves in."--Janus Rose "Vice" (2/28/2023 12:00:00 AM)
"A well-tooled topic on which only a writer as sharp as Wark could induce me to pick up another book. . . . Wark is a master of brevity and precision, and Raving is no exception; her easy prose avoids the self-indulgent nostalgia that often afflicts writing on this subject matter."--Sean Burns "Frieze" (11/25/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"McKenzie Wark is one of today's finest critics on the subject of bodies, sex, gender, and, as of now, the venue that brings them all together: the rave. . . . Few are better than Wark at capturing how it feels to be in a body with so much intelligence and humor. Here, she argues for raving as a vital trans aesthetic, a way to dance -- literally -- over the crumbling foundations of capitalism."--Isle McElroy "Vulture" (11/14/2022 12:00:00 AM)
"Wark's entry into Duke University Press's Practices series, which spotlights the activities that make us human, invites us into the underground queer and trans rave scene of New York City. A bombastic collision of sound and movement, raving is, to Wark, the ideal activity for 'this era of diminishing futures.' An avid raver herself, she blends academic analysis with her own first-hand accounts, all relayed with sensual, staccato prose."--Sophia M. Stewart "The Millions" (1/10/2023 12:00:00 AM)