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Event studies: finding fool's gold at the rainbow's end?

Event studies: finding fool's gold at the rainbow's end? Purpose – The aim of this opinion piece is to seek to cast a critical eye over the event studies field to chart its progress as an emerging area of study, relative to its close relations tourism, hospitality and leisure. Design/methodology/approach – Viewpoint approach. Findings – The paper highlights various challenges that event educators and researchers face in advancing event studies to discipline status. Originality/value – It is timely that, as the quantum of event research and the number of event management education programmes surge, those involved in the field engage in greater critical introspection. This opinion piece attempts to provide such a reflective insight, which has been largely absent from the event studies literature to date. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Event and Festival Management Emerald Publishing

Event studies: finding fool's gold at the rainbow's end?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1758-2954
DOI
10.1108/IJEFM-06-2013-0014
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of this opinion piece is to seek to cast a critical eye over the event studies field to chart its progress as an emerging area of study, relative to its close relations tourism, hospitality and leisure. Design/methodology/approach – Viewpoint approach. Findings – The paper highlights various challenges that event educators and researchers face in advancing event studies to discipline status. Originality/value – It is timely that, as the quantum of event research and the number of event management education programmes surge, those involved in the field engage in greater critical introspection. This opinion piece attempts to provide such a reflective insight, which has been largely absent from the event studies literature to date.

Journal

International Journal of Event and Festival ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 4, 2013

Keywords: Event studies; Event management; Field of study

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