The Festivalization of Culture by Andy Bennett (ed.), Jodie Taylor (ed.), Ian Woodward (ed.)

By Andy Bennett (ed.), Jodie Taylor (ed.), Ian Woodward (ed.)

"The Festivalization of tradition" explores the hyperlinks among a variety of neighborhood and international cultures, groups, identities and way of life narratives as they're either built and skilled within the competition context. Drawing on a variety of case reports from Australia and Europe, fairs are tested as websites for the functionality and critique of way of life, identification and cultural politics; as autos for the mobilization and cementation of neighborhood and international groups; and as spatio-temporal occasions that encourage and verify that means in people's lives. Investigating the way during which gala's aren't any longer only periodic, cultural, non secular or historic occasions inside of groups, yet particularly a favored potential wherein voters devour and event tradition, this ebook additionally sheds gentle at the expanding variety of latest societies and the position performed by way of gala's as websites of solidarity, cultural critique and social mobility. As such, this booklet can be of curiosity to these operating in components resembling the sociology, intake and commodification of tradition, social and cultural geography, anthropology, cultural stories and renowned song experiences.

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Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. This page has been left blank intentionally Chapter 2 Festivalizing Sexualities: Discourses of ‘Pride’, Counter-discourses of ‘Shame’ Jodie Taylor Festivals have been an important part of social and cultural life for thousands of years. The morphology of festivals is not universal, as they take on different significance, form and meaning in various cultural, historical and contemporary contexts as well as within their own space-time constructions. Turner (1982), for example, argues that festivals function as liminal spaces and ritualized sites of transcendence and communitas.

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