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]
Festivals and Edutainment
Family Events Practices, Displays and Intimacies
Events and Well-being
By Giulia Rossetti, Brianna Wyatt, Jane Ali-Knight
September 29, 2023
As the first collection of studies to explore the use of edutainment within festival experiences, this book extends current knowledge and understanding of festival experiences. Relying on a series of international case studies, this book offers readers unique and important insights that emphasise ...
By Barbara Grabher
September 25, 2023
Exploring the relationship between gender and events, this book delivers an ethnographic analysis of the celebration of gender equality in the context of the culture-led event. Drawing upon Critical Event Studies, Anthropology of the Festive and Gender Studies, this book provides a comprehensive ...
By Lukasz Swiatek
August 24, 2023
Using a range of interdisciplinary ideas, Major Reward and Recognition Events: Transformations and Critical Perspectives is an expert-led, informative volume exploring the global growth of major award shows and prize-giving ceremonies since the start of the twentieth century and outlining their key...
By Thomas Fletcher
May 19, 2022
An unprecedented exploration of the intersection of events and family studies, Family Events uses events as a lens through which to explore the concepts of families, family practices, family displays and family intimacies. Family Events explores the idea that how families come to be and, moreover,...
By Allan Stewart Jepson, Trudie Walters
June 10, 2021
This book is the first to take an in-depth examination of events and well-being, adopting a much-needed critical approach to the study of events. It uses empirical case studies to help us better understand how events foster positive well-being or counter negative well-being for event organisers, ...
By Louise Platt, Rebecca Finkel
April 07, 2020
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 ...