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 Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Understanding the nexus of marginalisation and events
Trudie Walters and Allan Stewart Jepson
Part I - Identity, cohesion, wellbeing and quality of life
Chapter 2 Marginalised groups and urban festivals in São Paulo and Lisbon: between social control, urban renewal and gentrification processes
Paulo Cezar Nunes Jr and Ana Paula Cunha Pereira
Chapter 3 ‘Proud to be South D’: perceptions of a street festival in a marginalised community in New Zealand
Chapter 4 Disability and rural events: the cultural reproduction of inclusion and exclusion
Rayna Sage and Erin Flores
Chapter 5 ‘De-marginalising’ marginalised communities: the case of participatory arts events and the over 70s in rural Hertfordshire, UK
Allan Stewart Jepson
Part II - Empowerment, resistance and transformation
Chapter 6 The FAFSWAG Ball: event spaces, counter-marginal narratives, and walking queer bodies into the centre
Jared Mackley-Crump and Kirsten Zemke
Chapter 7 Transformative effects of hip-hop events in Khayelitsha, South Africa
Sudiipta Shamalii Dowsett
Chapter 8 Assessing the potential of the European Capital of Culture to integrate refugees: the case of Matera 2019
Chapter 9 Claiming space through events: the tension of homelessness in the world’s most liveable city
Amanda Ford, Jennifer Laing and Warwick Frost
Part III - Managing events at the margins of life, death and the universe
Chapter 10 Understanding peripheral queer events: the case of Gay Ski Week, Queenstown, New Zealand
Willem JL Coetzee and Xiang Liu
Chapter 11 Barriers to access: investigation of plus-size women consumer experiences at fashion events
Amanda Elliott and Rebecca Finkel
Chapter 12 Creating safe space in a hostile place: exploring the Marathon of Afghanistan through the lens of safe space
Madeleine Orr and Anna Baeth
Chapter 13 'It allowed me to deliver the biggest show of their national tour': an examination of contemporary live music festivals in peripheral and geographically isolated locales
Chapter 14 Events management for the end of life: mortality, mourning and marginalisation
Chantal Laws and Katie Deverell
Chapter 15 Concluding upon marginalisation and events
Allan Stewart Jepson and Trudie Walters