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Chapter 2.

The Organic Hyper-Liminal Zone



Introduction

Part I. Victor Turner: What is This Thing Called Liminality?

Part II. Turner's Essentialism: A Critical Deconstruction

The Sacred: Decline and Resurgence
Privileged and Transcendent Ritual
Homogeneous Community and Apoliticism

Part III. ConFest: the Internal Logic of Design

Temporary Organic Matrix

Hakim Bey and the TAZ/Immediatist Project
ConFest as TAZ?

Hyper-liminal Modalities and Authentication

1. Play/Subjunctivity
2. Drama/Reflexivity
3. Community/Affectuality

Conclusion



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