Focus On World Festivals

Editor/Author Newbold, Chris and Jordan, Jennie
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers

Single-User Purchase Price: $56.00
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ISBN: 978-1-91-015857-9
Category: Business, Finance & Economics - Tourism & Hospitality
Image Count: 30
Book Status: Available
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A contemporary overview of festival activity from around the world based on over 30 case studies drawn from every continent. Through its case-study focus it examines different types and genres of festival across the world; considers in detail specific festivals in specific contexts; looks at management and organisational issues in festival provision, and illustrates debates and theories pertaining to festivals throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface - Chris Newbold and Jennie Jordan
  • Introduction: Focusing on World Festivals - Chris Newbold and Jennie Jordan
  • Section 1: Understanding Festivals
  • Introduction - Jennie Jordan
  • 1 The Festivalisation of Contemporary Life - Jennie Jordan
  • 2 The Place to be… global! The ‘glocal’ configuration of world festivals: The case of Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, France - Aurélien Djakouane and Emmanuel Négrier
  • 3 Norwegian Festivals and a Music Economy in Transition: The art of balancing ambitions, expectations and limitations - Daniel Nordgård
  • 4 Visual Arts Festivals and Globalisation: The rise of biennials - Monica Sassatelli
  • 5 Animating Places: A new festival phenomenon? - Maurice Maguire
  • 6 Republic of the Imagination: Burning Man and the culture of radical self-expression - Rachel Bowditch
  • Section 2: Managing Festivals: Policy, Impact and People
  • Introduction - Jennie Jordan
  • 7 Leicester: ‘Festival City,’ or a City with Festivals? - Simon Brown
  • 8 Perspective of Taiwan Lantern Festival - Alison Shin-Yi Huang
  • 9 Galway International Arts Festival: What's behind the internationalisation of a name? - Silvia Guglielmini
  • 10 Rock in Rio: The Festival - Vanessa Martin
  • 11 Building the Festival Team: A case study of Saint Petersburg art festivals - Svetlana Puchkova and Elena Elkanova
  • 12 Large Festivals-Great Struggles - János Zoltán Szabó
  • 13 Community Perceptions on the Impacts of Art Festivals on Overall Quality of Life: A case study of the Innibos National Arts Festival, South Africa - Mathilda van Niekerk
  • 14 Valuing Arts Festivals: A case study of the South African National Arts Festival - Jen D. Snowball
  • 15 Festivals on the High Street: Revitalising business and communities in the UK - Roberta Comunian, Lydia Fraser-Ward and Silvie Jacobi
  • 16 Are You Having a Laugh? Comedy and Festivals in the 21 st Century - Christopher Maughan and Ljiljana Radošević
  • Section 3: Using Festivals: Culture and Identity
  • Introduction - Chris Newbold
  • 17 ‘Appealing for Grace’: The Guinea Corn Festival of the Nawuris of Northern Ghana - Samuel Aniegye Ntewusu
  • 18 Visualising National Life:The Hornbill Festival as Culture and Politics - Arkotong Longkumer
  • 19 The World's Largest Water Fight, or the Battle for the Soul of a Festival: Songkran in Thailand and South East Asia - Chris Newbold
  • 20 China: Rehabilitating Festivals - Chris Newbold and Meng Xiang
  • 21 Festivals that Change Lives - Floriane Gaber
  • 22 A Holy Week Carnival? The Iberoamerican Theater Festival of Bogotá - Paolo Vignolo
  • 23 Dia de los Muertos and its Representation of Calaveras - Emily Bradfield
  • 24 Commemorating the Ancestors: Performances of death at the Tucson All Souls’ Procession - Rachel Bowditch
  • 25 Off the Beaten Track - Robyn Archer
  • 26 The Parkes Elvis Festival: Attendee and Host Community Perspectives - Katie Schlenker, Carmel Foley and Eve Carroll-Dwyer
  • 27 ‘We have been called Carnival People’: The Festive Culture of Trinidad and Tobago - Milla Cozart Riggio
  • Index