Publikasjonsdetaljer

År
2015
Forfattere
LAING, J.
MAIR, J.
Publisert i/av
Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 37(3) 252-268
Nr
37(3) 252-268
Region
Worldwide
Land
Australia
Type
Artikkel
Nøkkelord
Community, Exclusion, Festival, participation, Social inclusion, Deltakelse, Sosial inkludering, Ekskludering
Abstrakt / Utdrag
There is growing interest in how festivals can help to build strong and cohesive communities, particularly whether they can reach a broad swath of the population or operate as enclaves. This article explores ways in which festival organizers may contribute to social inclusion goals through a qualitative phenomenological study of music festivals. Findings suggest that these festival organizers may contribute to social inclusion across four areas of society—consumption, production, political engagement, and social interaction or communitas—through factors such as providing opportunities for local participation, learning new skills, and access to education about social justice. However, it appears that these festival organizers tended to direct their social inclusion efforts toward portable communities, focusing on attendees but failing to reach out to local residents. This limits their ability to embrace the local community in its broadest sense, and calls into question their likelihood of achieving inclusivity outcomes.