#212 - Ashley Mears - Why Do People Go To Nightclubs?


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Ashley Mears is a writer, sociologist and former fashion model.

What happens if a sociologist decides to do immersive ethnographic research and become a party girl for 6 months, following some of the biggest promoters around New York & Miami and assessing what's going on?

Why do men spend £1000's on bottles of champagne in VIP clubs? Why is the music so loud? Why is there a very specific type of girl on these tables? What are the anthropological underpinnings of nightclubs?


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