The Open UniversitySkip to content

Introduction: the need to understand the social dimensions of events

Wilks, Linda (2013). Introduction: the need to understand the social dimensions of events. In: Richards, Greg; de Brito, Marisa and Wilks, Linda eds. Exploring the social impacts of events. Routledge Advances in Event Research Series. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1–11.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Events operate on a range of scales, from the small, volunteer-run community event for 100 or so people, to the professionally organized, politically driven mega-event which takes years to plan and attracts millions of attendees. Events take place across the world, in rural and urban locations, within developed and developing nations, as well as in the virtual domain. Events encompass a wide variety of themes and formats, from music festivals to sporting competitions and trade exhibitions. Despite their many differences, however, linking all of these events is the presence of people who interact with each other.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Greg Richards, Marisa P. de Brito and Linda Wilks
ISBN: 0-415-53961-7, 978-0-415-53961-6
Keywords: events; festivals; social impact; social capital; music; Bourdieu; Putnam; community; social networks; race; ethnicity
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Research and Academic Strategy
Other Departments
Item ID: 39619
Depositing User: Linda Wilks
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 09:20
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:21
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU