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Event Studies

Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events, 2nd Edition

By Donald Getz

Routledge – 2012 – 462 pages

Series: Events Management

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Description

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:

  • New sections have been added on: trends and issues in the world of planned events; examination of three discourses; event-related careers and professionalism; new theory on the event travel career trajectory; implications of social worlds and social media, and new theory on convergence in the forms and functions of events.

  • Expert contributions and personal viewpoints from a number of respected events academics
  • Updated Research Notes to connect readers to the vast and diverse current literature, methods and techniques pertaining to events.
  • Instructor’s Guide including PowerPoint Slides for each chapter at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780080969534/

Contents

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

Author Bio

Donald Getz is Professor, School of Tourism, The University of Queensland, and also at the School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger, Norway.

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Description: By Donald Getz. 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...
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