The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on the evolution of the subject. It is the first major study to examine what events is as a discipline in the twenty-first century, its significance in contemporary society and growth as a mainstream subject area.
The book is divided in to five inter-related sections. Section one evaluates the evolution of events as a discipline and defines what events studies is. Section two critically reviews the relationship between events and other disciplines such as tourism and sport. Section three focuses on the management of events, section four evaluates the impacts of events from varying political, social and environmental perspectives and section five examines the future direction of growth in event-related education and research.
It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Events Studies, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.
Table of Contents
Foreword Brent Ritchie Preface Stephen Page and Joanne Connell Chapter 1. Introduction Stephen J Page and Joanne Connell Section 1. Defining Events Studies Chapter 2. Event Studies Don Getz Chapter 3. Event Typologies Tom Lunt Chapter 4. Towards an Interdisciplinary Events Research Agenda Across Sport, Tourism, Leisure And Health Mike Weed Section 2. Disciplinary Studies and Events: Theory, Concepts And Methods Of Analysis Chapter 5. Event Tourism Warwick Frost Chapter 6. Public Events, Personal Leisure Diane O’Sullivan Chapter 7. Sports Events: Typologies, People And Place - Sean Gammon Chapter 8. The History Of Events: Ideology and Historiography John Gold and Margaret Gold Chapter 9. The Economic Contribution Of Special Events Larry Dwyer And Leo Jago Chapter 10. The Geography Of Events C. Michael Hall And Stephen J. Page Chapter 11. The Psychology Of Events Pierre Benckendorff And Phil Pearce Chapter 12. The Political Analysis and Political Economy Of Events C. Michael Hall Chapter 13. Managing Uncertainty: (Re)Conceptualising Aspects Of Operations For Events Julia Tum Section 3: Policy, Planning and Management Chapter 14. The Private Sector And Events Robyn Stokes Chapter 15. Event Staging N. Ferdinand and N. Williams Chapter 16. The Experience Of Events Chris Ryan Chapter 17. Social Capital And The Music Event Experience Linda Wilks Chapter 18. Event Programming Graham Berridge Chapter 19. Media and Events Andrew Bradley Chapter 20. Human Resource Management Clare Hanlon And Leo Jago Chapter 21. Volunteering and Events Katie Schlenker, Deborah Edwards and Stephen Wearing Section 4: The Impacts Of Events Chapter 22. A Spatial Extension To A Framework For Assessing Direct Economic Impacts Of Tourist Events Timothy J. Tyrrell and Robert J. Johnston Chapter 23. Socio-Cultural Impacts Of Events: Meanings, Authorized Transgression, and Social Capital Richard Sharpley and Philip R. Stone Chapter 24. Chapter 24: Event Impacts And Environmental Sustainability Robert Case Chapter 25. The Role Of Events In Urban Regeneration Michael Pacione Chapter 26. ‘Faces, Spaces, and Places: Social And Cultural Impacts Of Street Festivals In Cosmopolitan Cities’ Stephen J. Shaw Chapter 27. Events, Cities and The Night Time Economy Graeme Evans Chapter 28. Safety, Security And Event Management: A Case Study Of The London 2012 Olympics And The Private Security Industry Allison Wylde and Stephen J. Page Chapter 29. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Tools In Events Richard Shipway, Leo Jago, and Marg Deery Section 5: Future Research Directions For Events Chapter 30. Events Management Education Paul Barron and Anna Leask Chapter 31. Festivals And Events, Government and Spatial Governance Martin Robertson and Kenneth Wardrop Chapter 32. A Futurist’s View On The Future Of Events Ian Yeoman, Martin Robertson and Karen Smith Chapter 33. Retrospect And Prospect Stephen J. Page And Joanne Connell
Stephen J. Page is Associate Dean (Research) Hertfordshire Business School and Professor of Business and Management, University of Hertfordshire; author and editor of 41 books on tourism, leisure and events; and Editor of the journal Tourism Management.
Joanne Connell is Lecturer in Tourism Management at Exeter University Business School.