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Routledge Advances in Event Research Series


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Legacies and Mega Events Fact or Fairy Tales?

Legacies and Mega Events: Fact or Fairy Tales?

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Brittain, Jason Bocarro, Terri Byers, Kamilla Swart
August 16, 2017

The use of sporting and other mega-events to bring about transformation of socially deprived areas of major cities is becoming an increasingly important part of the raison d'être for hosting such events, especially given the immense costs involved and the current economic climate. The tax-paying ...

Festival Encounters Theoretical Perspectives on Festival Events

Festival Encounters: Theoretical Perspectives on Festival Events

1st Edition

By Michelle Duffy, Judith Mair
August 03, 2017

Festivals and events are of enormous significance to many communities around the world. They can have historic, religious, cultural and traditional significance, and they are also important parts of community building. This book focuses on these small-scale, non-metropolitan events (i.e. rural, ...

Commemorative Events Memory, Identities, Conflict

Commemorative Events: Memory, Identities, Conflict

1st Edition

By Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing
May 25, 2017

Commemorative Events emphasise remembering. They are held on the anniversaries of significant past events, either annually or after significant time periods. Commemorative events provide fascinating insight into how societies see themselves, their heritage and their identity. These events however ...

Conferences and Conventions A Research Perspective

Conferences and Conventions: A Research Perspective

1st Edition

By Judith Mair
May 25, 2017

Conferences and conventions are one of the fastest growing areas of the events industry. This is a substantially important sector yet research into many dimensions is in its infancy. This timely book, uniquely presents a ‘state of the art’ synthesis of the research on both demand and supply sides ...

Event Audiences and Expectations

Event Audiences and Expectations

1st Edition

By Jo Mackellar
May 25, 2017

Event Audiences and Expectations for the first time examines why people participate in festivals and events, the types of events which stimulate participation, and the fanatical antics of fans who become involved in these events. By doing so the book offers significant insight into how event ...

Event Portfolio Planning and Management A Holistic Approach

Event Portfolio Planning and Management: A Holistic Approach

1st Edition

By Vassilios Ziakas
May 25, 2017

Cities and regions around the world increasingly capitalize on a series of events aimed at optimizing their reach and outcomes. How then can a series of different events be developed and harnessed? What are the conditions and the means by which synergies and collaboration among different events and...

Event Volunteering. International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience

Event Volunteering.: International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience

1st Edition

Edited By Karen A. Smith, Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Kirsten Holmes, Tom Baum
May 25, 2017

Volunteers make important contributions across the spectrum of event settings, most visibly at high profile mega events such as the Olympic Games they are volunteers are lauded as ‘Games makers’, ’unsung heroes’ and the like. Less visibly volunteers are the heart and soul of community events and ...

Fashion, Design and Events

Fashion, Design and Events

1st Edition

Edited By Kim Williams, Jennifer Laing, Warwick Frost
May 25, 2017

The importance of fashion and design in an events context remains under-researched, despite their ubiquity and significance from a societal and economic perspective. Fashion-themed events, for example, appeal to broad audiences and may tour the globe. Staging these events might help to brand ...

Food and Wine Events in Europe A Stakeholder Approach

Food and Wine Events in Europe: A Stakeholder Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Alessio Cavicchi, Cristina Santini
May 25, 2017

Food and wine events have gained popularity internationally. Their importance in local economic development has grown, especially in Europe, as they are seen as a source of income for local economic systems, a way for creating new job positions and effective tools for promoting and increasing ...

Power, Politics and International Events. Socio-cultural Analyses of Festivals and Spectacles

Power, Politics and International Events.: Socio-cultural Analyses of Festivals and Spectacles

1st Edition

Edited By Udo Merkel
May 25, 2017

Although the event management field has grown considerably over the last decade, critical, social-scientific studies of the international events industry are rare. This book intends to help fill this void. It focuses on power, social and political relations, conflicts and controversies in the ...

Sports Events, Society and Culture

Sports Events, Society and Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Katherine Dashper, Thomas Fletcher, Nicola Mccullough
May 25, 2017

This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed ...

The Arts and Events

The Arts and Events

1st Edition

By Hilary Du Cros, Lee Jolliffe
May 25, 2017

Cultural heritage and contemporary arts benefit from being showcased in events. Arts-related events are each unique in reflecting local culture; they may be therefore spontaneous (street art and so on) or planned (i.e. studio tours or arts festivals). The Arts and Events explores the nature and ...

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