The nature and scope of festival studies

Getz, Donald (2010) The nature and scope of festival studies. International Journal of Event Management, 5 1: 1-47.

Author Getz, Donald
Title The nature and scope of festival studies
Journal name International Journal of Event Management
ISSN 1833-0681
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 47
Total pages 47
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Language eng
Abstract The nature and scope of festival studies is examined by compiling and analyzing a large-scale literature review of 423 research articles published in the English-language scholarly press. These have been annotated and their themes classified by reference to a pre-determined framework. Identification and discussion of three major discourses was enabled by this method, namely the roles, meanings and impacts of festivals in society and culture, festival tourism, and festival management. Conclusions focus on revealed research gaps and the need for greater interdisciplinarity to advance the field of festival studies.
Keyword Festivals
Event tourism
Event research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 19 Oct 2011, 11:28:34 EST by Donald Getz on behalf of School of Tourism