Gendered Violence at International Festivals is a ground-breaking collection that focuses on this highly important social issue for the first time. Including a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies on the issue, the book contests the widely-held notion that festivals are temporal spaces free from structural sexism, inequalities, or gender power dynamics. Rather, they are spaces where these concerns are enhanced and enacted more freely, and where the experiential environment is used as an excuse or as an opportunity to victim-blame and shame.
As an emerging and under-researched area, the chapters not only present original work in terms of topics, but also in theoretical and methodological approaches. All of the chapters are cross- or interdisciplinary, drawing on gender, sexualities, cultural and ethnicity studies. Studies from a range of highly regarded academics based around the world examine the subject by looking at examples from a wide range of destinations including; Spain, Argentina, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Australia, Canada and the UK. This significant book progresses understanding and debates about gendered festival experiences and emphasises the symbolic and physical violence often associated with them.
This will be of great interest to, undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics in the field of Events Studies. It will also be of use to practitioners or non-for-profit workers in the festival industries, including festival management organisations and planning committees.
Chapter 1. Gendered violence at international festivals: An interdisciplinary perspective
Louise Platt & Rebecca Finkel
Chapter 2. Analysis of the response of the feminist movement and institutional feminism to gender violence in local festivals in northern Spain: The case of the Basque Country
María Silvestre, Raquel Royo, Estibaliz Linares
Chapter 3. Fiestas, public space, and rape culture: A study of the "Wolf Pack" case
Anna Morero Beltrán & Clara Camps Calvet
Chapter 4. Sexual violence in Nigerian MusiCultural Festivals: Narratives of the unheard victims
Richard A. Aborisade
Chapter 5. Between patriarchy and capitalism: The gendered violence of Intwasa International Arts Festival, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Chapter 6. Gender, transgression, and sexual violence at Australian Music Festivals
Bianca Fileborn, Phillip Wadds, Stephen Tomsen
Chapter 7. Conceptualising safety and crime at UK music festivals: A gendered analysis
Hannah Bows, Hannah King, Fiona Measham
Chapter 8. Gender-based violence amongst music festival employees
Chapter 9. Structural disputes: An analysis of infrastructural inequalities in the case study of the Women of the World Festival in Hull (UK) City of Culture 2017
Chapter 10. The Green Wave! Resistance in festivals as part of the women empowerment process in Argentina
Valeria Vegh Weis & Lucia Montenegro
Chapter 11. The polite cowboy or the wild, wild west: Strategic approaches to reducing gender-based rodeo violence through grassroots civic mobilisation
Mylynn Felt & Maria Bakardjieva
This new Routledge research series focuses on critical perspectives in festivals and events incorporating current theoretical and methodological developments and exploring under-explored areas in events research which draw from multiple literatures and praxis. International in perspective, it will adopt cross-disciplinary approaches with wide-ranging social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental implications. The festivals and events themselves will not be the sole units of analysis; rather, the broader context within which festivals and events gain significance will be the focal point of books within this series. In adopting a critical stance, we take our starting point the idea that events intervene in social structures and, in so doing, they expose the diverse contested discourses and frames of reference being articulated by the actors and institutions involved.
We invite expressions of interest from established academics as well as early career scholars for monographs and international edited collections. The research series will provide a forum for the publication of the freshest and most compelling critical perspectives on events. The series editors have identified some broad areas of interest based on potential gaps in the literature; however, they are open for discussion on developing ideas.
Conceptualisations of festivals and events, including:
Methodological approaches in festivals and events, including:
Thematic analyses in festivals and events, including:
If you have a book idea for the series, please contact:
Dr Rebecca Finkel, ([email protected])
Prof. David McGillivray, ([email protected])
Emma Travis, Senior Editor for Tourism and Events at Routledge ([email protected])
BOOK PROPOSALS FOR ROUTLEDGE CRITICAL EVENT STUDIES
RESEARCH BOOK SERIES
Your proposal to Routledge form the basis by which we judge the book's suitability for publication and the series. If we feel your proposal has potential on the Routledge list, it is likely that we will send it out to be reviewed by specialists in the field. Your proposal document therefore needs to be organised in such a way that potential reviewers are given an appropriate amount of information on which to assess the expected quality of the work.
We would suggest that your proposal would extend to between three and five sides of A4.
Please forward your proposal to:
Dr Rebecca Finkel, Queen Margaret University ([email protected])
Prof. David McGillivray, University West of Scotland ([email protected])
Events and Tourism Senior Editor Routledge:
Emma Travis - [email protected]