Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events, Festivals and Spectacles

  • Udo Merkel

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. The Contestation of Local and Regional Identity Discourses and Communities

  4. Identity Discourses of Cities and National Communities

  5. Supra-national Events, Communities and Identity Discourses

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 260-263

About this book


This collection focuses on the multi-layered links between international events and identity discourses. With a unique line-up of international scholars, this book offers a diverse range of exciting case studies, including sports competitions, music festivals, exhibitions, fashion shows and royal celebrations.


community Europe fashion identity Nation nationalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Udo Merkel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BrightonUK

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