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Event power : how global events manage and manipulate

Author: Chris Rojek
Publisher: London : Sage, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that events are essential elements in corporate-state partnerships of 'invisible government' that have revived the romance of charity so to form illusory communities, while cloaking power imbalances and social inequalities ... [an] account of communication power, social ordering and control. -- back cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rojek, Chris.
Event power.
London : Sage, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Rojek
ISBN: 1446275272 9781446275276 9781299483729 1299483720
OCLC Number: 839389092
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 202 pages)
Contents: COVER; CONTENTS; PREFACE: THE GOODWILL NEWSLETTER; 1. WHAT IS EVENT MANAGEMENT?; 2. WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF EVENT?; 3. WHY IS 'MORAL REGULATION' RELEVANT?; 4. HOW IS EVENT COGNITION FORMULATED?; 5. HOW ARE GLOBAL EVENTS ORGANISED?; 6. WHAT DO CYCLICAL EVENTS DO?; 7. WHY ARE WE DRAWN TO EVENTS?; 8. WHAT IS EVENT CONSCIOUSNESS?; 9. WHAT DO SINGLE-ISSUE EVENTS DO?; 10. WHY ARE EVENTS SO EMOTIONAL?; 11. WHAT IS EVENT APPROPRIATION?; 12. DOES EVENT MANAGEMENT HAVE A FUTURE?; REFERENCES; AUTHOR INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX.
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A critical and controversial exploration of global events. Looking at examples such as the Olympic games and Live Aid, acclaimed sociologist Chris Rojek suggests that these kind of events are really  Read more...

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