In the age of post fordist societies and the new crisis of the occidental world a new popular demand for freedom is necessary. Apples from the Underground is a blog inspired by the underground subcultures of resistance , rave music creativity , temporary autonomous zones and radical theory. Therefore it remains open to everybody to send news , ideas and essential thoughts. Apples from the Underground is also a way to give inspiration to other initiatives , zines and underground iniatives to start function in this crazy society based on oppression and control. Feel free to contact and send us your news and opinions

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Monday, August 31, 2009

New Book on Techno, Rave, Club Culture “Global Nomads Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa By Anthony D’Andrea”

It seems interesting actually I would like to read it

The book of the Antony D’ Andrea who makes the blog Global raver known also as Techno Tony :) )


About the Book

Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D’Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in paradoxical paradises.

Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject the homeland in order to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media consumption.

In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of countercultures, Global Nomads develops a dialogue between global and critical studies. By introducing the concept of ‘neo-nomadism’, this new theorization overcomes some of the shortcomings in studies of globalization.

This book is an essential reference for researchers and students of Sociology, Anthropology of Globalization, Cultural Studies, as well as Tourism, Lifestyle Migration, Subculture, Rave/Club, and New Age studies

These are just a few of the topics covered:

- Aesthetics of the self: post-sexualities in a digital age
- Counterculture and commodity
- Hippie scenes: autonomy and tourism
- Club scene in Ibiza: underground and industry
- Ethnography of the largest nightclub in the world
- Psytrance scene in Goa
- Nomadic spirituality in psychedelic rituals
- Global Countercultures

You can find Global Nomads at main online booksellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Borders etc), you can click on the link on the right side of this blog, or you can obtain it directly from Routledge website:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fuck Parade 2009 report

fuckparade is a counterconcept to the loveparade. this year it was bigger and louder than the years before… the crowd was mixed: half innercity alternative minimal ravers and left wing folks and the other half hardcore gabba outer city disco folks, to speak in this black and white oversimplification. here are some pics:






Friday, August 21, 2009

Fuck Parade 2009


Demonstration: Fuckparade August 22nd / 2 pm / Berlin (Germany)

The Fuckparade – a demonstration for subcultural claims and rights – will
be on the street again on August 22 this year. From a subcultural
perspective, 2009 was dominated so far by an increasing awareness of how
easily everybody’s lifestyle can be negatively affected by a growing
appetite of state institutions to control every aspect of life.Total
surveillance, non-acceptance of alternative lifestyles via tightened
budgets and higher living expenses, old fashioned 20th century regulations
ignoring every change of modern communication and artistic expression
(such as the GEMA) are just a few examples why subcultural people will once
more join on the streets of Berlin to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the

Saturday, August 22, 2 pm
Revaler Straße


Thursday, August 20, 2009

back after the summer break

Apples from the underground starts functioning again after the summer break , full of new articles and updates.. You re always welcome to send us your news , reports and articles at the official contact of the insti2te blog or just comment bellow the posts.