Gendered Violence at International Festivals is a groundbreaking collection that focusses 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.
In this 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-profit workers in the festival industries, including festival management organisations and planning committees.
Table of Contents
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
Louise Platt is Senior Lecturer in Festival and Events Management at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Rebecca Finkel is Reader in Events Management at Queen Margaret University and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.