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The Routledge Handbook of Events

Edited by: Stephen J. Page , Joanne Connell

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367236489
eBook ISBN: 9780429280993
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429280993
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The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with the rapidly expanding domain of Event Studies. It brings together leading specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, to provide a state-of-the-art review on the evolution of the subject. The first edition was a landmark study which examined how event research had evolved and developed from a range of different social science subject areas and disciplines. The Handbook was the first critique of the extent to which the subject had developed into a major area of social science inquiry.

This second edition has been fully updated to reflect crucial developments in the field and includes brand new sections on ever-important aspects of Event Studies such as: anthropology, hospitality, seasonality, knowledge management, accessibility, diversity and human rights, as well as new studies on ?the eventful city? and the benefits of events in older life. The book is divided into four inter-related sections. Section 1 introduces and evaluates the concept of events. Section 2 critically reviews the relationship between events and other disciplines such as the contribution of economics, psychology and geography to the critical discourse of Event Studies. Section 3 focuses on the business, operational and strategic management of events, while the final section crucially focuses on critical events as a new paradigm within the burgeoning literature on Events.

It offers the reader a comprehensive and critical synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking associated with events research, edited by two of the leading scholars in the field. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Events Studies, encouraging dialogue that will span across disciplinary boundaries and other areas of study. It is an essential guide for anyone interested in events research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Event studies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Public events, personal leisure? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Events and tourism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Events and hospitality Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sports events Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The history of events Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Anthropology of events Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Socio-cultural impacts of events Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The economic contribution of special events Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A spatial extension to a framework for assessing direct economic impacts of tourist events Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Geography and the study of events Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Revisiting the psychology of events Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The political analysis and political economy of events Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Urban studies and the eventful city Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Events management education Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Quantitative and qualitative research tools in events Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The private sector and events Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Event staging Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The experience of events Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Designing event experiences Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The media, marketing and events Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Seasonality and events Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Staffing for successful events Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Knowledge management in events Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Event impacts and environmental sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Accessibility, diversity and inclusion in events Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Disability and events Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Human rights, events and the media Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The benefits of events in older life Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Faces, spaces, and places Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Events, cities and the night-time economy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Retrospect and prospect Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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