Football on the weekend: Rural events and the Haitian imagined community in the Dominican Republic

Nicholas Wise

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    Book abstract:This book for the first time explores the role and importance of ‘community’, ‘culture’ and its impact through festivals and events. Split into two distinct sections, the first introduces key themes and concepts, contextualises local traditions and culture, and investigates how festivals and events can act as a catalyst for tourism and create a sense of community. It then questions the social and political nature of festivals and community events through examining their ownership. The second section focuses on communities themselves, seeking to examine and discuss key emerging themes in community event studies such as; the role of diaspora, imagined communities, pride and identity, history, producing and consuming space and place, authenticity, and multi-ethnic communities. Examples are drawn from Portugal, the Dominican Republic, the USA, Malaysia, Malta, Finland and Australia making this book truly international.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExploring Community Festivals and Events
    EditorsA. Jepson, A. Clarke
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9781138023284
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • festivals
    • events
    • tourism
    • sense of community


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