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Exploring the Social Impacts of Events.

Author: Greg Richards; Marisa De Brito; Linda Wilks
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge advances in event research series.
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Social impacts are increasingly used as one of the main justifications for staging and funding events, and yet there is very little empirical evidence on the extent to which these impacts are realised by different kinds of events or in different settings. This timely volume fills this gap by being the first to explore the different social aspects of events, looking in particular at the role of events in developing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Richards, Greg.
Exploring the Social Impacts of Events.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Richards; Marisa De Brito; Linda Wilks
ISBN: 9781136264504 1136264507
OCLC Number: 831117989
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; PART I Events and social capital; 2 Festival connections: people, place and social capital; 3 Events as a contributor to social capital; PART II Building community support: The European Capital of Culture; 4 Social capital in the metropolis BrabantStad: exploring the role of a community event in developing social capital; 5 Houdoe or Houdios? BrabantStad 2018: European Capital of Culture and the extent of identification of Brabant's inhabitants. 6 European Capital of Culture --
emancipatory practices and Euregional strategies: the case of Maastricht Via 20187 Constructing social landscape through events: the glocal project of 's-Hertogenbosch; PART III Sport events and social impacts; 8 Sport participation legacy and the hosting of mega-sport events; 9 Social impact of street soccer leagues; 10 A social responsibility scan at a major golf event in the Netherlands: audience awareness and expectations; 11 The social impacts of events: the case of the triathlon event 'Spec-Savers Ironman' in South Africa; PART IV Social impacts of events. 12 Investigating the effect of group size in event experiences13 Cultural events as a tourist development strategy for rural areas: two case studies from the Salento peninsula compared; 14 The role of cultural events in building social capital and the implications for tourism development; 15 Achieving significant event impacts for young residents of the host community: the Adelaide Fringe Festival; PART V Conclusions; 16 Conclusions: the future of events as a social phenomenon; Index.
Series Title: Routledge advances in event research series.

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Social impacts are increasingly used as one of the main justifications for staging and funding events, and yet there is very little empirical evidence on the extent to which these impacts are realised by different kinds of events or in different settings. This timely volume fills this gap by being the first to explore the different social aspects of events, looking in particular at the role of events in developing social capital, social cohesion and participation in local communities. Based on cutting edge empirical research, it evaluatesthe contribution of both cultural and sports ev.

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