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. Social and Cultural Aspects of Events addresses the social and cultural side of events and explores the role they have in fostering change and community development. It examines the transformatory 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.
Dr. Omar Moufakkir is a professor, MA programs course leader at Stenden University in the Netherlands, and the editor of 'The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research'. His current research focuses on tourism and peace and the effects of immigration on destination image and travel propensity. Tomas Pernecky is a senior lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism at the Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. His research focuses mainly on knowledge production of and theoretical inquiries into events and tourism, epistemology in qualitative research, hermeneutic phenomenology, sustainability, and the critical exploration of issues surrounding peace. Tomas is the founder of the EPTHE network which was created for researchers and students interested in critically exploring the issues of peace through tourism, hospitality, and events (www.epthe.net). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I: 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-CULTURALISL, 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