1st Edition

Marginalisation and Events

Edited By Trudie Walters, Allan Stewart Jepson Copyright 2019
    268 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    268 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is the first to take an in-depth examination of marginalisation and events. Marginalisation has been the subject of academic research for some time now. For example, marginalisation and exclusion have been identified as problematic in fields as diverse as geography, public health, education and media studies. However, little research has been carried out within the field of event studies.

    Using of a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches from a variety of disciplines, the volume applies a critical approach to events as they relate to marginalisation that seeks to address the ‘how’ and ‘why’, and to provide a holistic picture of their place and influence in the lives of marginalised individuals and communities.

    International through authorship and examples, it encompasses case studies from around the world, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Italy, Afghanistan, the United States, Brazil, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand. This is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of critical event studies, anthropology, cultural studies, tourism, sociology and management.

    Chapter 1 Understanding the nexus of marginalisation and events

    Trudie Walters and Allan Stewart Jepson

    Part I - Identity, cohesion, well-being and quality of life

    Chapter 2 Marginalised groups and urban festivals in São Paulo and Lisbon: between social control, urban renewal and gentrification processes

    Paulo Cezar Nunes Jr and Ana Paula Cunha Pereira

    Chapter 3 ‘Proud to be South D’: perceptions of a street festival in a marginalised community in New Zealand

    Trudie Walters

    Chapter 4 Disability and rural events: the cultural reproduction of inclusion and exclusion

    Rayna Sage and Erin Flores

    Chapter 5 ‘De-marginalising’ marginalised communities: the case of participatory arts events and the over 70s in rural Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom

    Allan Stewart Jepson

    Part II - Empowerment, resistance and transformation

    Chapter 6 The FAFSWAG Ball: event spaces, counter-marginal narratives and walking queer bodies into the centre

    Jared Mackley-Crump and Kirsten Zemke

    Chapter 7 Transformative effects of hip-hop events in Khayelitsha, South Africa

    Sudiipta Shamalii Dowsett

    Chapter 8 Assessing the potential of the European Capital of Culture to integrate refugees: the case of Matera 2019

    Nicholas Wise

    Chapter 9 Claiming space through events: the tension of homelessness in the world’s most liveable city

    Amanda Ford, Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost

    Part III - Managing events at the margins of life, death and the universe

    Chapter 10 Understanding peripheral queer events: the case of Gay Ski Week, Queenstown, New Zealand

    Willem JL Coetzee and Xiang Liu

    Chapter 11 Barriers to access: investigation of plus-size women consumer experiences at fashion events

    Amanda Elliott and Rebecca Finkel

    Chapter 12 Creating safe space in a hostile place: exploring the Marathon of Afghanistan through the lens of safe space

    Madeleine Orr and Anna Baeth

    Chapter 13 'It allowed me to deliver the biggest show of their national tour': an examination of contemporary live music festivals in peripheral and geographically isolated locales

    Christina Ballico

    Chapter 14 Events management for the end of life: mortality, mourning and marginalisation

    Chantal Laws and Katie Deverell

    Chapter 15 Concluding upon marginalisation and events

    Allan Stewart Jepson and Trudie Walters


    Trudie Walters, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research interests include media representations and individuals’ experiences of leisure phenomena, with a particular focus on events and second homes. She serves on the World Leisure Organisation Board of Directors, and is the Member Engagement Officer on the Board of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies. She is also Associate Editor and Reviews Editor of the journal Annals of Leisure Research.

    Allan Stewart Jepson, PhD, has contributed widely to event studies literature within the realm of community festivals and events. His seminal work investigated power; hegemony; and the construction, representation and consumption of culture(s) at a community festival, and was the first to reveal marginalised local communities trapped and under-represented in a community cultural festival. Allan has three key texts in event studies (Exploring Community Festivals and Events; Managing and Developing Communities, Festivals and Events; and Power, Construction and Meaning in Festivals), all edited with Alan Clarke, University of Pannonia, Hungary.