The Routledge Handbook of Events by Stephen Page (ed.), Joanne Connell (ed.)

By Stephen Page (ed.), Joanne Connell (ed.)

The Routledge guide of Events explores and significantly evaluates the debates and controversies linked to this speedily increasing self-discipline. It brings jointly best experts from variety of disciplinary backgrounds and realms, to supply state of the art theoretical mirrored image and empirical study at the evolution of the topic. it's the first significant examine to ascertain what occasions is as a self-discipline within the twenty-first century, its importance in modern society and development as a mainstream topic area.

The e-book is split in to five inter-related sections. Section one evaluates the evolution of occasions as a self-discipline and defines what occasions reports is. Section two severely studies the connection among occasions and different disciplines comparable to tourism and sport. Section three makes a speciality of the administration of occasions, section four evaluates the affects of occasions from various political, social and environmental views and section five examines the long run course of progress in event-related schooling and research.

It deals the reader a entire synthesis of this box, conveying the newest considering and learn. The textual content will offer a useful source for all people with an curiosity in occasions reports, encouraging discussion throughout disciplinary barriers and components of study.

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Similarly, events that sit firmly within the private/ individual/family sphere (such as weddings) are worthy of mention, as they create a significant demand for tourism services and facilities, and contribute to the tourism economy. Wedding tourism has become a significant part of the private events industry in many destinations worldwide, from traditional destinations such as Paris and Las Vegas to more exotic environments offering wedding packages to foreigners in the Caribbean and India. Wedding tourism in New Zealand has increased dramatically in recent years and is estimated to contribute about 30 12 Introduction million dollars per year to the country’s economy.

Wieiermaier (eds) Change Management in Tourism, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, pp. 173–84. Equations (2010) Humanity–Equality–Destiny? org (accessed 5 October 2010). Florida, R. (2002) The Rise of the Creative Class and How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life, New York: Basic Books. 22 Introduction Getz, D (1989) ‘Special events: defining the product’, Tourism Management 10(2): 125–37. ——(1997) Event Management and Event Tourism, New York: Cognizant. ——(2002) ‘Event Studies and Event Management: on becoming an academic discipline’, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 9(1): 12–23.

Despite this publisher requirement (not the editors’ preference), the authors maintain their criticisms that event research is typically a descriptive subject area which is a function of its early evolution and reliance upon case studies as a basis for such discussion, perpetuated by the tension between a practical focus and the pursuit of intellectual development by academic researchers. 9 Stephen J. 2 A city with events versus the eventful city A city with events The eventful city Sectoral Tactical Reactive A container of events Ad hoc Competition Pandering to audiences Left-brain thinking Event policy Market-led City marketing Spectacle Holistic Strategic Proactive A generator of events Coordinated Cooperation Provoking publics Right-brain thinking Events as a policy tool Market leader City-making Involvement Source: Richards and Palmer (2010: 43).

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