Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events

Paperback
December 2019
9781786395511
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    2nd December
  • ISBN 9781786395511
  • Language English
  • Pages 236 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images figures & graphs
$55.00
Hardback
February 2015
9781780643526
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    5th February 2015
  • ISBN 9781780643526
  • Language English
  • Pages 236 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images figures & graphs
$155.50

There is an ever-growing importance of events in modern society, and, until now, existing literature on events has been dominated by the economic perspective. This book addresses the social and cultural side of events and explores the role they have in fostering change and community development. It examines the transformative function of events in the context of development studies--as phenomena that can promote and facilitate human development, including social, societal and individual change. This book provides vital and timely exploration and encourages the study of more diverse themes within event management.

Preface

Part 1. INTRODUCTORY POINTERS
1. Events as Societal Phenomena
2. Events in the Liquid Modern World: The Call for Fluid Acumen in the Presentation of Peoples, Places, Pasts, and Presents

Part 2. IDEOLOGICAL UNDERTONE
3. The Making of Societies through Events: On Ideology, Power and Consent
4. Let There Be Rock! A Tale of Two Christian Music Festivals
5. Exit Festival: Contesting Political Pasts, Impacts on Youth Culture and Regenerating the Image of Serbia and Novi Sad

Part 3. CONSTRUCTING VALUES AND COLLECTING VISIONS
6. Social Constructions of Value: Marketing Considerations for the Context of Events and Festivals
7. Transformation and Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008
8. Re-imagining a Sustainable Future through Artistic Events: A Case study from Wales

Part 4. MULTI-CULTURALISM, COMMUNITY AND INTEGRATION
9. Yag'ubi: A Transforming Event that Flowered and Died
10. Mindful of the Mosaic: A Multicultural Approach to Analysing Perceptions of Non-profit Festival Exhibitors at Multi-ethnic events
11. Halifax Greek Fest: The social and cultural significance of hosting a festival for the Halifax Greek community and Halifax society
12. The ‘Community Action Dash’: Resident and Visitor Perceptions of an Inner City Neighbourhood during a Community-Led Event
13. Beyond Economic Benefits: Exploring the Effects of Festivals and Events on Community Capitals
14. VFR Event Tourism and Social Networks at-a-Distance:
Rural Community Development through Reunion and Celebration

Part 5. CONCLUSION
15. Event Studies and the Crisis of Representation

Omar Moufakkir

Omar Moufakkir is with Group Sup de Co La Rochelle, France.

Tomas Pernecky

Tomas Pernecky teaches at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.