Key characteristics of multicultural festivals: A critical review of the literature

Lee, Insun, Arcodia, Charles and Lee, Timothy Jeonglyeol (2012) Key characteristics of multicultural festivals: A critical review of the literature. Event Management, 16 1: 93-101. doi:10.3727/152599512X13264729827758


Author Lee, Insun
Arcodia, Charles
Lee, Timothy Jeonglyeol
Title Key characteristics of multicultural festivals: A critical review of the literature
Journal name Event Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1525-9951
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3727/152599512X13264729827758
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 93
End page 101
Total pages 9
Place of publication Putnam Valley, NY, United States
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Many societies are becoming progressively more multicultural and the importance of, and interest in, building well-functioning multicultural societies is growing. With such interest in becoming well-functioning multicultural societies, a number of multicultural festivals have emerged in many societies as one of the strategies within a multicultural policy for promoting social harmony and social integration, and celebrating cultural diversity for both ethnic minorities and the dominant population. While these festivals have become a significant part of social life in a multicultural society and they offer a unique and valuable experience to its visitors, there are few studies published which focus on the role of multicultural festivals in a multicultural society. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to propose the key characteristics of multicultural festivals by drawing upon the literature from various sectors in order to conceptualize the role of multicultural festivals. The paper concludes that multicultural festivals play a significant role in multicultural societies for the development of successful multiculturalism.
Keyword Multicultural festivals
Cultural celebration
Cultural identity
Cultural expression
Social interaction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Lee, I., Arcodia, C., & Lee, T. J. (2010). The key characteristics of multicultural festivals: A critical review of the literature. Paper presented at the global events congress IV, Leeds, UK.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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