Critical Event Studies

Approaches to Research

  • Ian R Lamond
  • Louise Platt

Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ian R. Lamond, Louise Platt
    Pages 1-14
  3. Critical Considerations

  4. Discursive, Historical, and Ideological Perspectives

  5. Encountering the Event

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


Critical Event Studies is a growing field, not just within event management and event studies, but across the traditional and digital social sciences. This volume -with contributions from a range of international scholars- is the first to consider the wide variety of research approaches being used by academics from around the world, whose interests lie within the reach of this emerging field. Each chapter uses one or more case examples to present and discuss different methodological approaches applicable to research within critical event studies. Students and academics alike will find inspiration and critical reflection on methodology that can support their own projects.  


Leisure Event studies football world cup culture media social interaction festivals Social networks Discourse politics social context Methodology Sports events; events management Cultural events

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian R Lamond
    • 1
  • Louise Platt
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Events, Tourism and HospitalityLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Hollings FacultyManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-52384-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52386-0
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