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Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs

Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals

Editors: Høyer Leivestad, Hege, Nyqvist, Anette (Eds.)

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  • Explores networking and other social processes at large-scale professional gatherings
  • Argues that conferences and trade fairs allow industries to develop
  • Asserts that conferences and trade fairs are excellent sites for ethnographic research
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This anthology is an attempt to make sense of conferences and trade fairs as phenomena in contemporary society. The authors describe how these large-scale professional gatherings have become key sites for making and negotiating both industries and individual professions. In fact, during the past few decades, conferences and trade fairs have become a significant global industry in their own right. The editors assert that large-scale professional gatherings are remarkable events that require deeper analysis and scholarly attention. 

About the authors

Hege Høyer Leivestad is a researcher in the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden.  

Anette Nyqvist is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Individuals and Industries: Large-Scale Professional Gatherings as Ethnographic Fields

    Nyqvist, Anette (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Scheduled Schmoozing: Notes on Interludal Practices at Responsible Investors’ Conferences

    Nyqvist, Anette

    Pages 23-42

  • White Corporate Feminine Spirituality: The Rise of Global Professional Women’s Conferences in the New Millennium

    Fisher, Melissa

    Pages 43-63

  • The Therapeutic Square: The Psychotherapy Fair from an Anthropological Perspective

    Tunestad, Hans

    Pages 65-86

  • Establishing the Complexity of Obesity: The Conference as a Site of Understanding Obesity as a Medical Condition

    Forrest, Mia

    Pages 87-105

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53097-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53096-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85061-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs
Book Subtitle
Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals
Editors
  • Hege Høyer Leivestad
  • Anette Nyqvist
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53097-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53097-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53096-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85061-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 174
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