Festival cultures: mapping new fields in the arts and social sciences

Nita, M and Kidwell, J.H, eds. (2022) Festival cultures: mapping new fields in the arts and social sciences. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN 9783030883911

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88392-8

Abstract

This book brings together interdisciplinary research from the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, Archaeology, Art, History and Religious Studies, showing the necessity of a transdisciplinary and diachronic approach to examine the last half-century of modern arts and performance festivals. The volume focuses on new theoretical and methodological approaches for the examination of festivals and festival cultures, both the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert and burner culture in Europe. The editors argue that festival cultures are becoming values-inflected global forms of travel, dwelling, festivity, communication, and social organisation that are transforming contemporary cultures and have significant political capital.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: hippie culture, neo-nationalism, Burning Man, tribes, festivals
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88392-8
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 21:04
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 21:10
URI / Page ID: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14505
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