Springer Geography

Festivalisation of Urban Spaces

Factors, Processes and Effects

Authors: Cudny, Waldemar

  • The book presents the role of festivals in relation to the urban spaces
  • Provides the overview of the origins, history, and the main factors of festival development
  • Presents the case study of the city of Lodz, Poland
  • Provides a model for studying the role of festivals in the development of the city space
  • Multidisciplinary work, intended for a wider audience
  • Comprehensive and multifaceted publication, which covers both theoretical and practical issues regarding festival studies
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About this book

This is a multi-disciplinary scientific monograph referring to urban geography, urban regions management, event studies, tourism geography, cultural anthropology and sociology. It covers issues which are typically related to the most popular type of events: festivals. This book studies the origins, history, and the main factors of festival development, as well as the concept of a festival in the context of various scientific disciplines. It presents the existing festival typologies as well as the author's own comprehensive typology. The theoretical part concerns the basic research methods and approaches used in the analysis of these events, as well as their impacts on the urban space in the physical (festival facilities), social (a place where people may pursue their interests, meet with family and friends) and cultural aspect. The economic aspect of festivals (generating jobs and income from tourism, using festivals for city branding, etc.) is also discussed. The book presents practical examples in sub-chapters, references to literature (further reading) and the case study of the influence of festivals on urban space management and urban development, using the example of Łódź – a Polish post-socialist city. It may also be treated as a supplementary course book for students of urban geography, urban regions management, tourism, event management and, to a certain extent, anthropology of culture and sociology. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cudny, Waldemar

    Pages 1-9

  • The Concept, Origins and Types of Festivals

    Cudny, Waldemar

    Pages 11-42

  • Research Methodology in the Analysis of Festivals

    Cudny, Waldemar

    Pages 43-76

  • Festivalisation and Its Effects on the Urban Space

    Cudny, Waldemar

    Pages 77-117

  • The Role of Festivals in the Development of a Post-socialist City—Łódź Case Study

    Cudny, Waldemar

    Pages 119-152

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31997-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31995-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Festivalisation of Urban Spaces
Book Subtitle
Factors, Processes and Effects
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31997-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31997-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31995-7
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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