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Events Management Research: Attendee motivation, Festivals and Economic Impacts

November 19, 2016


Along with my colleagues Denise Hawkes, Emma Abson and Paul Booth, we’ve recently had a new book chapter published which looks at the relationship between motivations to attend events and the spending that takes place at them.  This research was carried out over three months during a series of festivals held in an area of […]

Packaging liminality: the management and commodification of liminal landscapes in tourism

June 3, 2011


Wesley Rykalski and I have had the abstract below accepted for the ATLAS 2011 conference in Valmeira, Latvia.  The theme of the conference is ’Landscape and Tourism: a dualistic relationship”.  Our plan for this paper is to take the methodology that we’ve been developing through the ‘Reading the Arcades / Reading the Promenades’ project over the last […]

Liminal Landscapes

March 18, 2010


Wesley Rykalski and I will be presenting a paper based on our research for the arcades / promenades project at  this conference.   Once the paper is finished we’ll post more details up on our project blog, along with a programme for the event, once it is available. You can read the abstract for our […]

New posts on Aracdes / Promenades

January 12, 2010


There are three new posts up on our ‘Reading the Arcades / Reading the Promenades’ blog. The first is on our use of a yahoo pipe to collect images of the seaside promenade, the second is a set of links to other projects who also use Benjamin’s ‘Aracdes Project’ as inspiration for new work, and […]

New post on Arcades / Promenades

September 19, 2009


Wesley has posted up the latest contribution to our ‘Reading the Arcades, reading the Promenades’ blog, where we are attempting to bring together our readings of Walter Benjamins’ ‘Arcades Project‘ and apply these to the British seaside promenade. A taster of Wesley’s piece: “Benjamin is, very, clear and, far too, concise in his summation of […]

CFP: Liminal landscapes – remapping the field

July 20, 2009


This looks to be an excellent event. Wesley Rykalski and I will probably be submitting a paper, based on some of our work on our arcades / promenades project. Symposium Liverpool John Moores University 1st July 2010   Convenors Dr Hazel Andrews, (Tourism, Consumer and Food Studies, LJMU) Dr Kevin Meethan, Department of Sociology, University […]

New arcades/promenades post

June 23, 2009


I’ve just posted about ‘the fantasy of cultural history’ and cultural materialism on the arcades/promenades blog.  Wesley has also posted a photo-essay that takes its cue from Brighton’s promenade. “…fashion…this semblance of the new is reflected, like one mirror in another, in the semblance of the ever recurrent. The product of this reflection is the […]