Marginalisation and Events
Edited by Trudie Walters, Allan Stewart Jepson
252 pages | 15 B/W Illus.
This book is the first to take an in-depth examination of marginalisation and events. Marginalisation has been the subject of academic research for some time now. For example, marginalisation and exclusion have been identified as problematic in fields as diverse as geography, public health, education and media studies. However, little research has been carried out within the field of event studies.
Using of a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches from a variety of disciplines, the volume applies a critical approach to events as they relate to marginalisation that seeks to address the ‘how’ and ‘why’, and to provide a holistic picture of their place and influence in the lives of marginalised individuals and communities.
International through authorship and examples, it encompasses case studies from around the world, including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Italy, Afghanistan, the United States, Brazil, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand. This is essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of critical event studies, anthropology, cultural studies, tourism, sociology and management.
About the Editors
Trudie Walters, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her research interests include media representations and individuals’ experiences of leisure phenomena, with a particular focus on events and second homes. She serves on the World Leisure Organisation Board of Directors, and is the Member Engagement Officer on the Board of the Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies. She is also Associate Editor and Reviews Editor of the journal Annals of Leisure Research.
Allan Stewart Jepson, PhD, has contributed widely to event studies literature within the realm of community festivals and events. His seminal work investigated power; hegemony; and the construction, representation and consumption of culture(s) at a community festival, and was the first to reveal marginalised local communities trapped and under-represented in a community cultural festival. Allan has three key texts in event studies (Exploring Community Festivals and Events;Managing and Developing Communities, Festivals and Events; and Power, Construction and Meaning in Festivals), all edited with Alan Clarke, University of Pannonia, Hungary.