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Leisure Studies in a Global Era

Critical Event Studies

Approaches to Research

Editors: R Lamond, Ian, Platt, Louise (Eds.)

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Critical Event Studies is a growing field, not just within event management and event studies, but across the traditional and digital social sciences. This volume -with contributions from a range of international scholars- is the first to consider the wide variety of research approaches being used by academics from around the world, whose interests lie within the reach of this emerging field. Each chapter uses one or more case examples to present and discuss different methodological approaches applicable to research within critical event studies. Students and academics alike will find inspiration and critical reflection on methodology that can support their own projects.  

About the authors

Ian R Lamond is Senior Lecturer in Events at Leeds Beckett University, UK with a background in community theatre, arts development and cultural and political activism. His research interests include critical events studies; event theory, discourse and the body; critical discourse studies; social philosophy; political communication; and political sociology.

Louise Platt is Senior Lecturer in Festivals and Events Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, where she is a programme leader for Events Management. She has a background the performing arts sector. Her research interests include mundane leisure practice and urban cultural events.  

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“The 14-chapter volume covers broad ground, but true to its subtitle, all content is tightly knit to the methods aspect of events research. … Graduate students, as well as more seasoned researchers, will thus find the book highly accessible and relatable. The chapters within it will make for excellent resources individually, when one has already committed to a particular method but is curious to explore the journeys others have had with it in their own event research contexts.” (Kellee Caton, Annals of Leisure Research, April, 2017)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Lamond, Ian R. (et al.)

  • Problems of Involvement and Detachment: A Critical Approach to Researching Live Event Experiences

    Pages 17-35

    Turner, Daniel (et al.)

  • A Qualitative Case Study of the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa: Practical Considerations and Personal Dilemmas

    Pages 37-57

    Dowse, Suzanne

  • Creating Critical Festival Discourse Through Flexible Mixed Methodological Research Design

    Pages 59-83

    Jepson, Allan (et al.)

  • The Rewards and Risks of Historical Events Studies Research

    Pages 87-107

    McDowell, Matthew L. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Event Studies
Book Subtitle
Approaches to Research
Editors
  • Ian R Lamond
  • Louise Platt
Series Title
Leisure Studies in a Global Era
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52386-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52386-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52384-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 312
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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