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1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages) : illustrations, map, charts
  • Part A: Concepts of Sustainability within the Events Sector-- 1. Introduction to Sustainable Events Management-- 2. Policy, Politics and Sustainable Events-- 3. Sustainability as a Concept within Events-- 4. Events and Sustainable Urban Regeneration-- 5. Indicators and Tools for Sustainable Event Management-- Part B: Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Events-- 6. The Economics of Sustainability-- 7. Environmental Impacts of Events-- 8. Social Impact of Events-- 9. Long-term Legacy Implications for Olympic Games-- Part C: Management Models and Feasibility of Sustainable Events-- 10. Critical Success Factors in Sustainable Events-- 11. Consumer Marketing within Sustainable Events-- 12. Assessing and Monitoring the Performances of a Sustainable Event-- 13. The Sustainable Supply Chain in International Conventions-- Part D: Management Models and Feasibility of Sustainable Events-- 14. 14. Planning Models for Creating Sustainable Events-- 15. Sustainable Planning for Community Venues-- 16. The Dynamics of Supply Chain and Consumption-- Part E: Sustainable Events - Case Studies-- 17. Stakeholders, Social Networks and Cultural Events: The Rural Region of Italy-- 18. Local Markets and Sustainable Developments-- 19. Live Earth Managing the Greening Process-- 20. Sustainable Demand Management in Croatian National Park 'Plitvice Lakes'-- 21. Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival: Impacts on Local Community-- 22. Managing Sustainable Events: Using Kenya as a Case Study-- 23. Diachronic Comparison and its Impact on Shanghai Expo-- 24. Financial Feasibility of Sustainable Events.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845935245 20160618
Sustainable management is an important consideration for businesses and organisations, and the enormous number of tourism events taking place requiring facilities, power, transport, people and much more makes sustainable event planning a considerable priority. By looking at mega events, sports events, conferences and festivals, this book uses best practice case studies to illustrate sustainable management issues and practical considerations that managers need to apply, providing an essential reference for researchers and students in leisure and tourism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845935245 20160618
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xvi, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Editors' Introduction: Events in the Age of Sustainability Part 1: Thinking Critically about Events and Sustainability 1. Events, Society and Sustainability: Five Propositions 2. Critical Perspectives on Sustainability 3. Beijing's 'People's Olympics': From Slogan to Sustainability 4. Rethinking Events in Higher and Further Education: A Systemic Sustainability Perspective Part 2: Events, Sustainability and Community 5. Planning and Evaluating Sport Events for Sustainable Development in Disadvantaged Communities 6. Reclaiming Identity and Territory: Events and Indigenous Culture 7. Sustainability and Community Networks: The Case of the Indian Diaspora 8. Peace through Tourism: A Sustainable Development Role for Events Part 3: Strategic Perspectives in the Events Sector 9. Sustainability and Events: Guidelines and Management Practice 10. Conventions and Conferences: Trends and Challenges in Sustainability 11. The Strategic Dimensions of Hosting Sustainable Events Part 4: Insights from the Field: Case Studies 12. Juggling the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits and Costs of a Green Event 13. Jack Johnson and Sustainable Music Events: A Case Study 14. It's Not Just about the Film: Festivals, Sustainability & Small Cities Part 5: Sustainable Futures: Visions of Action and Hope 15. Sustainable Strategies in the 21st Century 16. Imagination, Possibility and the Sustainable Event.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415809931 20160615
The growth of the events industry brings with it concerns of sustainable management, the sharing of available resources, and ensuring that people and places are not over-exploited. While the environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability have attracted a reasonable attention in the study of events, the social and cultural aspects of sustainability have been largely neglected. This book brings together emerging critical perspectives, innovative conceptual frameworks and contemporary case studies. Events cannot be isolated from the actions of humans and this is reflected in the emphasis on people and society throughout. The next wave of sustainable discourse requires a critical synthesis of information and this book is the first to address the need for more critical approaches and a broader way of thinking about events and sustainability. Divided into five thematic parts, the contributions delve into understanding the mainstream stances towards sustainability, the role events play in indigenous cultures and in diasporic communities, and the extent to which events influence the public discourse and civic identity. Sustainability is also examined from a strategic perspective in the events sector, and consideration is given to issues such as corporate social responsibility, greenwashing, and the power of mulit-stakeholder alliances in promoting sustainability goals. Written by leading academics, this timely and important volume will be valuable reading for all students, researchers and academics interested in Events and the global issue of Sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415809931 20160615
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xiv, 119 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction The story of BS 8901 About this book Chapter 2 First steps Getting started Obtain commitment from top management Establish an implementation team Initial review Develop a draft Sustainability Policy Develop an implementation plan Small steps Chapter 3 Translating BS 8901 3.2 Sustainability management system scope 3.3 Statement of purpose and values 3.4 Sustainability policy 3.5 Planning 3.6 Performance against principles of sustainable development 3.7 Implementation 3.8 Checking and corrective action 3.9 Management review Chapter 4 Claiming compliance Self-declaration Second party inspection Third party certification Chapter 5 Beyond BS 8901 Public sustainability reporting Independent external assurance Legacy potential Conclusion Appendix A Further resources Advice and knowledge Other standards, guides and tools Proprietary online tools Other schemes Appendix B Sustainability issues in event management Appendix C Sustainable development maturity matrix Evaluating sustainable development Development or 'maturity' matrix Method of evaluation Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780580675133 20160605
It could be said that staging an event is inherently un-sustainable. However, with the right framework in place you can control and influence your resource use and make changes to your business practices to reduce your negative impacts and capitalise on positive ones. Making Events More Sustainable provides clear and practical insight into BS 8901, Specification for a sustainability management system for events, the internationally renowned framework that helps the event industry to implement more sustainable ways of working. This guide explains all of the requirements of BS 8901 and gives advice on complying with the standard, illustrating best practice approaches through extensive case studies, examples and templates. For those at the beginning of their BS 8901 journey there are tips on where to start, while for those with a management system already in place, there are suggestions for the next steps. Whether you are working in event management or supplying to the events industry, you can enhance your understanding of BS 8901 and improve your performance against its requirements with this user-friendly guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780580675133 20160605
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xii, 404 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Sustainability and Events Areas of Impact The Power of Change Corporate Social Responsibility The Sustainability Sell - In The Industry, Suppliers and Contractors Leaving a Legacy Sustainability Policy The Carbon Issue Measuring Sustainability Certification and Best Practice 2. Communications and Marketing Green Positioning Stakeholder Communication Audience Communications Communication Tools 3. Energy and Emissions Indoor Events Powering Outdoor Events Sustainable Biofuels Zero Emissions Energy Lighting VOCs and Waste Emissions Carbon Offsetting Measuring Performance 4. Transport Freight Crew and Participant Transport Audience Transport Measuring Performance 5. Water Water Scarcity Water Use and Conservation Water Messaging and Promotion Waste Water Management Toilets Showers Measuring Performance 6. Purchasing and Resource Use Impact of Consumption Purchasing Policy Life Cycle Impact and Ecological Footprinting Product Re-Design Environmentally Responsible Purchasing Eco Labelling Climate Impact of Purchasing Ethically and Socially Responsible Purchasing Product Guide Re-Use and Re-Purposing 7. Waste Waste Management in your Community What Waste at your Event? Production Waste Audience Waste Waste Prevention Waste Management Techniques Biodegradable Waste Recycle Salvage Measuring Performance Waste and Climate Change.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077397 20160604
It could be said the most environmentally friendly event is none at all. But that's no fun. Public parties always have and always will be a part of the human story. Yet those who stage events have a social and environmental responsibility to reduce their impacts. Written by a leader in the field, this practical, step-by-step guide leads readers through the key aspects of how to understand and manage the impacts of events of any type and scale. The product of tried-and-tested methods used across the event industry, coverage includes an overview of sustainable event management and detailed discussion of energy, transport, water, waste supply chains, and communications . Readers are provided with checklists for action and tools for measuring performance. Numerous examples and case studies from across the world are integrated throughout . Festivals profiled include: ' Burning Man, Rothbury & Bonnaroo Festivals, USA ' Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, UK ' Boom Festival, Portugal ' Roskilde Festival, Denmark ' Meredith, Peats Ridge, Southbound and Big Day Out Festivals in Australia This is the indispensable one-stop guide for event producers and event management students who want to adjust their thinking and planning decisions towards sustainability, and who need a powerful, easy to use collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077397 20160604
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viii, 339 p.
  • Prologue: Report to Euphrosynos
  • Salad Yard Rebellion
  • Garden Soil, Psychological Dirt
  • Hunting for Mushrooms and Total Freedom
  • The Other Side of the Family
  • Family Farmer Funeral
  • I Get By With a Little Help from My Parents
  • The Kid from the Country Goes Continental
  • Meet the Parents
  • Recipes
  • Cheesy Coincidence
  • Cretan Flesh, Cretan Spirit
  • Impromptu Gatherings
  • One Dream Ends, Another Begins
  • Kitchen Apprentice
  • Cooking Cretan in the U.S.
  • Kitchen Apprentice Redux
  • Love-of-hosting-others
  • The Vine, More-than-one Way
  • The End of Nostalgia
  • Birthdays, Inc.
  • Food and Health
  • Thanks, But No Thanks
  • Personal, Political, Environmental
  • Hot Tempers
  • Epilogue: "Happy Name Day, Euphrosynos."
Book
viii, 339 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Prologue: Report to Euphrosynos
  • Salad Yard Rebellion
  • Garden Soil, Psychological Dirt
  • Hunting for Mushrooms and Total Freedom
  • The Other Side of the Family
  • Family Farmer Funeral
  • I Get By With a Little Help from My Parents
  • The Kid from the Country Goes Continental
  • Meet the Parents
  • Recipes
  • Cheesy Coincidence
  • Cretan Flesh, Cretan Spirit
  • Impromptu Gatherings
  • One Dream Ends, Another Begins
  • Kitchen Apprentice
  • Cooking Cretan in the U.S.
  • Kitchen Apprentice Redux
  • Love-of-hosting-others
  • The Vine, More-than-one Way
  • The End of Nostalgia
  • Birthdays, Inc.
  • Food and Health
  • Thanks, But No Thanks
  • Personal, Political, Environmental
  • Hot Tempers
  • Epilogue: "Happy Name Day, Euphrosynos."
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7. Events management [2010]

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1 online resource (xvii, 252 pages) : illustrations, charts.
  • Part 1: Context and concepts-- 1. Culture and the Event Experience-- 2. Developing the Event Concept-- 3. Event Networks and Supply Chains-- Part 2: Event Planning & Operations Management-- 4. Funding. Sponsorship and Financial Management-- 5. Delivering Live Events-- Part A - The Event Idea-- Part B - Pre-Event Planning-- Part C - The Big Day!-- Part D - The Big Tidy-Up-- 6. Successful Staffing of Events-- 7. Marketing Events-- 8. Managing a Quality Experience-- 9. Sustainable Events Management-- Part 3: Critical and contemporary issues-- 10. Event Strategy-- 11. Event Legacy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845936822 20160618
Event management studies are fast growing in popularity, covering a diverse range of activities such as music and film festivals, concerts, sporting events and conferences. This textbook gives a broad and practical coverage of the major themes in events. Outlining both the historical developments and current state of the industry, whilst also taking into account wider political and cultural issues, the book covers the different elements of planning, project management, health and safety, funding, operations, human resources, marketing and logistics that are vital for successful management. Critical issues such as impacts, sustainability and legacy of events are also discussed. Supported by international case studies and review questions, "Events Management" provides a current and up-to-date view of the industry in this field. It is suitable for students of tourism, events management, and related subjects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845936822 20160618

8. Eating the ocean [2016]

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viii, 192 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments vii Introduction. Relating Fish and Humans 1 1. An Oceanic Habitus 23 2. Following Oysters, Relating Taste 49 3. Swimming with Tuna 77 4. Mermaids, Fishwives, and Herring Quines: Gendering the More-than-Human 101 5. Little Fish: Eating with the Ocean 129 Conclusion. Reeling it In 159 Notes 165 References 169 Index 183.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362357 20170306
In Eating the Ocean Elspeth Probyn investigates the profound importance of the ocean and the future of fish and human entanglement. On her ethnographic journey around the world's oceans and fisheries, she finds that the ocean is being simplified in a food politics that is overwhelmingly land based and preoccupied with buzzwords like "local" and "sustainable." Developing a conceptual tack that combines critical analysis and embodied ethnography, she dives into the lucrative and endangered bluefin tuna market, the gendered politics of "sustainability, " the ghoulish business of producing fish meal and fish oil for animals and humans, and the long history of encounters between humans and oysters. Seeing the ocean as the site of the entanglement of multiple species-which are all implicated in the interactions of technology, culture, politics, and the market-enables us to think about ways to develop a reflexive ethics of taste and place based in the realization that we cannot escape the food politics of the human-fish relationship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822362357 20170306
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xvii, 354 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Celebrating a community?
  • Making a place for just food
  • Framing alternative food
  • California agriculture and conventional food
  • The discontents
  • A civic culture of parks, planning, and land protection
  • Radical regional cuisine
  • Maturing the district
  • Food democracy and innovation
  • Conclusion: the district and the future of alternative food.
Can a celebrity chef find common ground with an urban community organizer? Can a maker of organic cheese and a farm worker share an agenda for improving America's food? In the San Francisco Bay area, unexpected alliances signal the widening concerns of diverse alternative food proponents. What began as niche preoccupations with parks, the environment, food aesthetics, and taste has become a broader and more integrated effort to achieve food democracy: agricultural sustainability, access for all to good food, fairness for workers and producers, and public health. This book maps that evolution in northern California. The authors show that progress toward food democracy in the Bay area has been significant: innovators have built on familiar yet quite radical understandings of regional cuisine to generate new, broadly shared expectations about food quality, and activists have targeted the problems that the conventional food system creates. But, they caution despite the Bay Area's favorable climate, progressive politics, and food culture many challenges remain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262018111 20160609
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298 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • pt. 1. Introduction: From ethics to politics / Yannis Hamilakis
  • pt. 2. Ethics in question
  • When theory, practice, and policy collide, or Why do archaeologists support cultural property claims? / Alexander A. Bauer, Shanel Lindsay, and Stephen Urice
  • Ethical challenges to a postcolonial archaeology : the legacy of scientific colonialism / George Nicholas and Julie Hollowell
  • Cultural sensitivity, science, and ethical imperatives : contemporary archaeology in the Southwestern United States / Charles R. Riggs
  • What does it mean "to give the past back to the people"? : archaeology and ethics in the postcolony / Nick Shepherd
  • pt. 3. Archaeology in capitalism, archaeology as capitalism
  • British commercial archaeology : antiquarians and labourers, developers and diggers / Paul Everill
  • Ethics, capitalism, and public archaeology in Brazil / Pedro Paulo A. Funari and Erika M. Robrahn-González
  • The historical process of the commoditization of the Near Eastern past by archaeologists : empire, war, civilization, and other assets / Tamima Orra Mourad
  • Archaeology within marketing capitalism / Alice B. Kehoe
  • Sustainable" heritage? : public archaeological interpretation and the marketed past / Neil Asher Silberman
  • Contemporary museum practice in Cusco, Peru / Helaine Silverman
  • pt. 4. Ethical futures, emancipatory archaeologies
  • "Grabe, wo du stehst!" : an archaeology of perpetrators / Reinhard Bernbeck and Susan Pollock
  • The archaeology of the Spanish Civil War : recovering memory and historical justice / Ermengol Gassiot Ballbè ... [et al.]
  • The culture of caring and its destruction in the Middle East : women's work, water, war, and archaeology / Maggie Ronayne
  • Ethics, objectivity, and emancipatory archaeology / Dean J. Saitta.
The editors and contributors to this volume focus on the inherent political nature of archeology and its impact on the practice of the discipline. Pointing to the discipline's history of advancing imperialist, colonialist, and racist objectives, they insist that archeology must rethink its muted professional stance and become more overtly active agents of change. The discipline is not about an abstract "archaeological record" but about living individuals and communities, whose lives and heritage suffer from the abuse of power relationships with states and their agents. Only by recognizing this power disparity, and adopting a political ethic for the discipline, can archeology justify its activities.Chapters range from a critique of traditional ethical codes, to examinations of the capitalist motivations and structures within the discipline, to calls for an engaged, emancipatory archeology that improves the lives of the people with whom archaeologists work. A direct challenge to the discipline, this volume will provoke discussion, disagreement, and inspiration for many in the field. This is sponsored by World Archaeological Congress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781598742701 20160528
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xiii, 223 p. : ill., maps.
"Provides new information on funerary practices in East Asia's largest cities in which spatial constraints and the secularization of lifestyles are driving innovation. It reveals common trends in Japan, China and Korea, and addresses emerging challenges such as urban sustainability and growing social inequities."--Publisher's description.
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xiv, 153 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Section One: The Key Players 2. Definitions and Terminology 3. Attendees 4. Meeting Planners and Buyers Section Two: Destinations 5. Conference and Convention Destinations 6. Impacts and sustainability of conferences and conventions Section Three: Trends And Changes 7. Climate Change and Crisis Management 8. Changes in the Workplace, Society and Business 9. Technological and Experiential Changes 10 . Global Competition and the Rise of Asia Section Four: Research Agenda and Conclusions 11. Towards a Research Agenda for Conferences and Conventions 12. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415521833 20160612
Conferences and conventions are one of the fastest growing areas of the events industry. This is a substantially important sector yet research into many dimensions is in its infancy. This timely book, uniquely presents a 'state of the art' synthesis of the research on both demand and supply sides of the industry as well as insights into how current and future trends are affecting conferences and conventions. This volume provides a critical review of the players involved in conferences and conventions; destination image and impacts; and current and future trends. The players in the industry include attendees/delegates, professional conference organisers, and association meeting planners. On the destination side, conference venues and facilities, along with convention and visitor bureaux are examined, as well as how destination image can be developed and improved. Further, this section considers the economic, social and environmental impacts of conferences and conventions. The final section considers some of the major trends that are likely to impact on the industry, including climate change, new technologies and risk and crisis management. To reflect the sector's international nature case studies and examples from different geographical regions are included throughout. By identifying gaps in our knowledge, and presenting a collection of themes to guide future research, this book not only adds to our current knowledge, but will underpin the advancement of knowledge in the future. This book is essential reading for all those interested in Events.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415521833 20160612
Green Library
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viii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
"What's for dinner?" has always been a complicated question. The locavore movement has politicized food and challenged us to rethink the answer in new and radical ways. These days, questions about where our food comes from have moved beyond 100-mile-dieters into the mainstream. Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Alice Waters, alternative food gurus such as Michael Pollan, and numerous other popular and academic commentators have all talked about the importance of understanding the sources and transformation of food on a human scale. In The Politics of the Pantry, Michael Mikulak interrogates these narratives - what he calls "storied food" - in food culture. As with any story, however, it is important to ask: who is telling it? Who is the audience? What assumptions are being made? Mikulak examines competing narratives of food, pleasure, sustainability, and value that have emerged from the growing sustainable food movement as well as food's past and present relationship to environmentalism in order to understand the potential and the limits of food politics. He also considers whether or not sustainable food practices can address questions about health, environmental sustainability, and local economic development, while at the same time articulating an ethical globalization. An innovative blend of academic analysis, poetic celebration, and autobiography, The Politics of the Pantry provides anyone interested in the future of food and the emergence of a green economy with a better understanding of how what we eat is transforming the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773542761 20160612
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xviii, 223 p., [6] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction, Natacha Aveline-Dubach Chapter 1: Creative Destruction-The Shattering of the Family Grave System in Japan, Natacha Aveline-Dubach Chapter 2: The Experience of Death in Japan's Urban Societies, Katsumi Shimane Chapter 3: Emerging Burial Spaces and Rituals in Urban Japan, Fabienne Duteil-Ogata Chapter 4: The Revival of the Funeral Industry in Shanghai: A Model for China, Natacha Aveline-Dubach Chapter 5: Dealing with the Dead: Funerary Rites in Contemporary Shanghai, Maylis Bellocq Chapter 6: Traditional Funerary Rites Facing Urban Explosion in Guangzhou, Yukihiro Kawaguchi Chapter 7: Cremation's Success in Korea: Old Beliefs and Renewed Social Distinctions, Elise Prebin Chapter 8: Funerary Sites in Seoul: A History Marked by Colonial Experience, Ryohei Takamura Chapter 9: Overview of Korea's Funeral Industry, Shi-Dug Kim Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739171448 20160608
The issue of population ageing in East-Asia has been extensively studied but we remain in the dark as to the fate of the region's growing dead population, particularly in the largest metropolitan areas where there is bitter competition for space among the various human activities. From private cemetery developers to undertakers, not to mention a vast array of sub-contractors, death is discreetly helping a multitude of industry players to prosper. The result has been the transformation of funeral services into a fully-fledged industry that is rapidly expanding and adapting to the needs of urban societies with their extreme lack of space. In the specific context of East-Asian megacities, funeral rituals and practices are evolving rapidly in an attempt to conform to spatial constraints and address emerging challenges such as urban sustainability and growing social inequalities. Research dealing with death in East-Asia has so far focused on symbolic and religious issues, ignoring the social, economic and spatial dimensions that have become crucial in a context of rapid urbanization. This book aims to remedy this situation while highlighting for the first time the shared characteristics of funerary issues across Japan, Korea and China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739171448 20160608
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xvi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Cast ListList of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsChapter 1 Introducing folk fashionChapter 2 The resurgence of folk fashion Chapter 3 Identity, connection and the fashion commonsChapter 4 Why DIY? The experience of making and wearing homemadeChapter 5 Reknitting: an experimental folk fashion practiceChapter 6 Patterns, design and creativityChapter 7 Making the wardrobeChapter 8 Folk fashion and the futureBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784536497 20170911
A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on ideas of fashion, culture and craft to explore makers' lived experiences of creating and wearing homemade clothes in a society dominated by shop-bought garments. Using the innovative metaphor of fashion as common land, Folk Fashion investigates the complex relationship between making, well-being and sustainability. Twigger Holroyd combines her own experience as a designer and knitter with first-hand accounts from folk fashion makers to explore this fascinating, yet under-examined, area of contemporary fashion culture.Looking to the future, she also considers how sewers and knitters might maximise the radical potential of their activities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784536497 20170911
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xix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Whether through education, sport or festivity, events form the basis on which we attribute cultural meaning, significance and value to our lives. In this light, community events have the potential to create positive and negative social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts within the community across a wide variety of genres and platforms. This book offers a deeper and more critical insight into the relationships, dynamics and planning processes of festivals and events and the impact this has upon authenticity, cultural consumption, and the local communities they serve. It does so by looking at a range of key debates in power theory, event planning and design, event construction, experience and meaning, authenticity, sustainability, social inclusion, accessibility and sponsorship engagement. International case studies are embedded within the chapters, examining the role of stakeholders, local communities, organisers, local governments and infrastructure. This critical event studies text is interdisciplinary and will make valuable reading for students and researchers who are interested in the relationships and dynamics involved in the construction and planning of festivals and events, their immediate impact and their significance for the future"-- Provided by publisher.
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xviii, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • Contributors Preface Section 1: Exploring rural festivals Chapter 1: The extent and significance of rural festivals - Chris Gibson, John Connell, Gordon Waitt and Jim Walmsley Chapter 2: Histories of agricultural shows and rural festivals in Australia - Kate Darian-Smith Chapter 3: Rural festivals and processes of belonging - Michelle Duffy and Gordon Waitt Section 2: Nuts and bolts: Making festivals happen Chapter 4: Local leadership and rural renewal through festival fun: the case of SnowFest - Amanda Davies Chapter 5: Economic benefits of rural festivals and questions of geographical scale: the Rusty Gromfest surf carnival - Patricia Tindall Chapter 6: Greening rural festivals: ecology, sustainability, and human-nature relations - Chris Gibson and Colleen WongSection 3: Politics and place: Culture, nature and colonialism Chapter 7: Performing culture as political strategy: the Garma Festival, Northeast Arnhem Land - Peter Phipps Chapter 8: 'Our Spirit Rises from the Ashes': Mapoon festival and History's shadow - Lisa Slater Chapter 9: Birthday parties and flower shows, musters and multiculturalism: festivals in post-war Gympie - Robert Edwards Chapter 10: On display: Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and the assembly of place - Robyn MayesSection 4: Reinventing rurality Chapter 11: Elvis in the country: transforming place in rural Australia - John Connell and Chris Gibson Chapter 12: Marketing a sustainable rural utopia: the evolution of a community festival - Matthew W. Rofe and Hilary P.M. Winchester Chapter 13: ChillOut: a festival 'out' in the country - Gordon Waitt and Andrew Gorman-MurraySection 5: Festival people Chapter 14: Bring in your washing: family circuses, festivity and rural Australia - Andrea Lemon Chapter 15: Culturing commitment: serious leisure and the folk festival experience - Robbie Begg Chapter 16: Tartans, kilts and bagpipes: cultural identity and community creation at the Bundanoon is Brigadoon Scottish festival - Brad Ruting and Jen Li Chapter 17: What is Wangaratta to jazz? The (re)creation of place, music and community at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival - Rebecca Anne Curtis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845411671 20160605
Festivals have burgeoned in rural areas, revitalising old traditions and inventing new reasons to celebrate. How do festivals contribute to tourism, community and a rural sense of belonging? What are their cultural, environmental and economic dimensions? This book answers such questions - featuring contributions from leading geographers, historians, anthropologists, tourism scholars and cultural researchers. It draws on a range of case studies: from the rustic charm of agricultural shows and family circuses to the effervescent festival of Elvis Presley impersonators in Parkes; from wildflower collecting to the cosmopolitan beats of ChillOut, Australia's largest non-metropolitan gay and lesbian festival. Festivals as diverse as youth surfing carnivals, country music musters, Aboriginal gatherings in the remote Australian outback, Scottish highland gatherings and German Christmas celebrations are united in their emphasis on community, conviviality and fun.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845411671 20160605
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xxviii, 372 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Many dryland regions contain archaeological remains which suggest that there must have been intensive phases of settlement in what now seem to be dry and degraded environments. Scholars have often speculated about what must have happened to turn past glories into present day barrenness, opinions generally dividing between climatic change and human activity as the primary culprit. Perhaps climate shifted to greater aridity, perhaps catastrophic but short-term droughts became too frequent? Or was it that people sowed the seeds of their own destruction, for example by removing trees or developing irrigation systems that promoted salinization, stripping the landscape for fuelwood, or by allowing their livestock to overgraze? The debate has been characterized more by assertion than by knowledge. Contemporary ecological theory suggests that relationships between dryland environments, climate, and people are not simple: drylands can be remarkably resilient both in terms of their environment and the subsistence and farming systems that were once abundant. The archaeological, anthropological and palaeoenvironmental studies in The Archaeology of Drylands bring deep time perspecti to these debates. This approach is used to examine how different kinds of societies of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, whether near or remote in time, used their different drylands. It explores the risks and opportunities they confronted, identifies the solutions they reached and the reasons for them, and examines the short- and long-term consequences of those solutions. Through developing a more sophisticated perspective based upon archaeological knowledge, the chapters in this book discuss successes and failures of past land use and settlement in drylands, and contribute to wider modern debates about desertification and the sustainability of dryland settlement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415230018 20160527
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