1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Events

ISBN 9781138832817
Published December 8, 2014 by Routledge
592 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.