Events, Places and Societies (Hardcover)

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Events, Places and Societies By Nicholas Wise (Editor), John Harris (Editor) Cover Image
By Nicholas Wise (Editor), John Harris (Editor)


Events can be synonymous with a particular place, helping shape and promote a location. Given the rise of the global events industry, this book uncovers how events impact upon places and societies, looking at a range of different events and geographical scales. Geographers are concerned with how notions of space and place impact people, communities and identity, and events have played a central role in how places are perceived, consumed and even contested.

This book will discuss international event cases to frame knowledge around the increased demands, pressures and complexities that globalisation, transnationalism, regeneration and competitiveness has put on events, places and societies. Integrating discussions of theory and practice, this book will explore the range of conceptual perspectives linked to how geographers and sociologists understand events and the role events play in contemporary times. This involves recognizing histories and planning strategies, the purpose of bidding for an event or the local meanings that have emerged and changed in the place. This helps us analyse how events have the potential to redefine place identities.

This international edited collection will appeal to academics across disciplines such as geography, planning and sociology, as well as students on events management and events studies courses.

About the Author

Nicholas Wise is a Senior Lecturer in Events and Tourism Management in the Faculty of Education, Health and Community at Liverpool John Moores University. His current research focuses on social regeneration linked to community change and local impacts in Southern and Eastern Europe.John Harris is Associate Dean Research in the Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. He is Leisure and Events Subject Editor for the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education (JoHLSTE).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138482470
ISBN-10: 1138482471
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 10th, 2019
Pages: 266
Language: English