Exploring the social impacts of events / Greg Richards, Marisa P. de Brito and Linda Wilks

By: Richards, Greg.
Brito, Marisa P | Wilks, Linda.
ISBN: 9780415539616 (hbk).Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2013Description: xiii, 238 p.Series: Routledge advances in event research series: Online resources: Ressenya a Interacció Summary: 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 evaluates the contribution of both cultural and sports events to social capital, social cohesion, community spirit and local pride in range of different types of events and settings, with case studies drawn from Europe, Australia and South Africa. It therefore furthers knowledge about the social benefits and impacts of events and significantly contributes to the development of Events as a discipline. Written by leading academics in this area, this volume is essential reading for all those interested in Events Management and Studies. (Font: Editor)
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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 evaluates the contribution of both cultural and sports events to social capital, social cohesion, community spirit and local pride in range of different types of events and settings, with case studies drawn from Europe, Australia and South Africa. It therefore furthers knowledge about the social benefits and impacts of events and significantly contributes to the development of Events as a discipline.
Written by leading academics in this area, this volume is essential reading for all those interested in Events Management and Studies. (Font: Editor)

List of illustrations -- List of contributors -- Preface -- 1. Introduction / Linda Wilks -- I. Events and social capital: 2. Festival connections: people, place and social capital / Bernadette Quinn, Linda Wilks ; 3. Events as a contributor to social capital / Sirpa Lassila, Kaija Lindroth, Teemu Rantanen -- II. Building community support : The European Capital of Culture: 4. Social capital in the metropolis BrabrantStad : exploring the role of a community event in developing social capital / Lidja Kania ; 5. Houdoe or Houdios? BrabantStad 2018 : European Capital of Culture and the extent of identification of Brabant’s inhabitants / Chris-Anne Verhoeven ; 6. European Capital of Culture : The Ccse of Maastricht Via 2018 / Graeme Evans, Bas van Heur ; 7. Constructing social landscape through events: the global project of ’s-Hertogenbosch / Lénia Marques -- III. Sports events and Social Impacts: 8. Sport Participation Legacy and the Hosting of Mega-Sport Events / Stephen Frawley ; 9. Social impact of street soccer leagues / Martin Hendriks, Vera Toepoel ; 10. A social responsibility scan at a major golf event in the Netherlands / Marisa P. de Brito ; 11. The social impacts of events: the case of the triathlon event ‘Spec-Savers Ironman’ in South Africa / Siyabonga Mxunyelwa, Dimitri Tassiopoulos -- IV. Social impacts of events: 12. Investigating the effect of group size in event experiences / Sianett de Geus ; 13. Cultural events as a tourist development strategy for rural areas / Katia Rizzello, Anna Trono ; 14. The role of cultural events in building social capital and the implications for tourism development / Carlos Fernandes ; 15. Achieving significant event impacts for young residents of the host community: the Adelaide Fringe Festival / Eliza Hixson -- V. Conclusions: 16. Conclusions: the future of events as a social phenomenon / Greg Richards, Marisa P. de Brito

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