Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events, by Udo Merkel

By Udo Merkel

This assortment makes a speciality of the multi-layered hyperlinks among foreign occasions and identification discourses. With a special line-up of foreign students, this e-book deals a various diversity of intriguing case reports, together with activities competitions, song fairs, exhibitions, type exhibits and royal celebrations.

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K. (2009) Enabling creative chaos: The organization behind the Burning Man event. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Cohen, A. P. (1985) The symbolic construction of community. Chichester: Ellis Horwood. Dana, F. (2013) ‘Indigenous games in Brazil: “Competition is a thing for the west” ’. 26. Devismes, L. (2014) ‘Regional events and festivals in Europe: revitalizing traditions and modernizing identities’, in Merkel, U. ) Power politics and international events: Socio-cultural analyses of festivals and events.

P. and Gross, J. J. (2011) ‘Context-dependent emotion regulation: suppression and reappraisal at the Burning Man festival’. 346–50. Merkel, U. (1999) ‘Football identity and youth culture in Germany’, in Armstrong, G. and Giulianotti, R. ) Football cultures and identities. 52–66. ——— (2006) ‘The 1974 and 2006 Soccer World Cups in Germany – commonalities, continuities and changes’. 14–28. ) (2014) Power, politics and international events: Socio-cultural analyses of festivals and events. London: Routledge.

Among these are the steadily growing labour migration and the emergence of many multicultural societies that have witnessed social tensions due to the increased ethnic diversity. Although the Notting Hill Carnival is nowadays one of London’s most popular tourist attractions, its early history and roots, which go back to the late 1950s, clearly show that this event played a major role in the construction of alternative black identity discourses in Britain’s capital. It was, originally, an attempt to promote a distinctively different Afro-Caribbean identity and to challenge widespread, often racist, perceptions of black migrants in British society.

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