Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2012 – 462 pages
Series: Events Management
Event Studies is the only book devoted to developing knowledge and theory about planned events. This book focuses on event planning and management, outcomes, the experience of events and the meanings attached to them, the dynamic processes shaping events and why people attend them.
Event Studies draws from a large number of foundation disciplines and closely related professional fields, to foster interdisciplinary theory focused on planned events. It brings together important discourses on events including event management, event tourism, and the study of events within various disciplines that are able to shed light on the roles, importance and impacts of events in society and culture.
Since the first edition of this book there have been many important developments in this field and this second edition features:
Part 1: Basic Concepts in Event Studies 1. Introduction and Overview of Event Studies 2. The World of Planned Events Part 2: Foundation Disciplines and Closely Related Fields 3. Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Psychology 4. Economics, Management, Political Science, Law, History, Human Geography, Future Studies 5. Closely Related Professional Fields Part 3: Framework for Understanding and Creating Knowledge 6. The Event Experience and Meanings 7. Event Design 8. Antecedents and Choices 9. Management of Events 10. Outcomes and the Impacted 11. Events and Public Policy Part 4: Conclusion 12. Science, Knowledge and Theory for Event Studies
Donald Getz is Professor, School of Tourism, The University of Queensland, and also at the School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger, Norway.