Readings on Festivals

General Readings on Festivals

Abrahams, Roger D. “An American Vocabulary of Celebrations.” In Time Out of Time: Essays on the Festival. Ed. Alessandro Falassi. Albuquerque: U New Mexico P, 1987. Abrahams_American Vocab of Celebrations

Crompton, John L.  “Motives of Visitors Attending Festival Events.”  Annals of Tourism Research 24, no. 2 (1997): 425-439. Crompton

Ehrenreich, Barbara.  Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy.  Holt Paperbacks, 2007.

Klaic, Dragan. Festivals in Focus. Budapest: Central European UP, 2014.

Maeng, Hae Yeong, Hyeong Yu Jang, and Jinxi Michelle Li.  “A Critical Review of the Motivational Factors for Festival Attendance based on Meta-Analysis.”  Tourism Management Perspectives 17 (Jan 2016): 16-25. Maeng

Turner, Victor, “Introduction.” In Celebration: Studies in Festivity and Ritual. Ed. Victor Turner. Washington, D. C. : Smithsonian Institution P, 1982: 11-30. Print.

Turner, intro to Celebration

Race and Ethnicity

Brown, Rodger Lyle. Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit: The Culture of Festivals in the American South. U Mississippi P, 1997.

Bungert, Heike. “Demonstrating the Values of ‘Gemütlichkeit’and ‘Cultur’: The Festivals of German Americans in Milwaukee, 1870-1910. In Celebrating Ethnicity and Nation: American Festive Culture from the Revolution to the Early Twentieth Century. Ed. Geneviève Fabre, Jürgen Heideking, and Kai Dreisbach. New York: Berghahn, 2001: 175-193.

Bungert on German festivals in Milwaukee

Hale, Grace Elizabeth. Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940. New York: Vintage, 1999.

Hale, Deadly Amusements

Kurashige, Lon. “The Problem of Biculturalism: Japanese American Identity and Festivals before World War II.” Journal of American History 86, no. 4 (Mar 2000): 1632-1654.

Mason, Courtney W.  “The Banff Indian Days tourism festivals.”  Annals of Tourism Research 53 (July 2015): 77-95. Mason

Olmstead, Brett. “Mexican Fiestas in Central Michigan: Celebrations and Identity Formations, 1920-1930.” Michigan Historical Review 41, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 33-57.

Pershing, Linda. “You can’t do that, you’re the wrong race”: African American women storytellers at a contemporary festival.” Women & Language 19 (Spring 1996): 57-63.  Pershing(YouCantDoThat)

Skipper, Jodi and David Wharton. “Diasporic Kings and Queens: Lafayette’s Black Mardi Gras Performances in Historical and Hemispheric Contexts.” Southern Quarterly 52, no. 4 (Summer 2015): 133-154.  Skipper(DiasporicKingsandQueens)

Tolney, Stewart and E.M. Beck. A Festival of Violence: An Analysis of Southern Lynchings, 1882-1930. Urbana: U Illinois P, 1995.

Turner, Victor. “Carnival, Ritual, and Play in Rio de Janeiro.” In Time Out of Time: Essays on the Festival. Ed. Alessandro Falassi. Albuquerque: U New Mexico P, 1987.

Walker, William. “We Don’t Live Like that Anymore”: Native Peoples at the Smithsonian’s Festival of American Folklife, 1970-1976.” American Indian Quarterly 35, no. 4 (Fall 2011): 479-514.

White, Shane. “It was a proud day”: African Americans, festivals, and parades in the North, 1741-1834.” Journal of American History 81 (June 1994): 13-50.

Wiggins, William H. “‘They Closed the Town Up, Man!’: Reflections on the Civic and Political Dimensions of Juneteenth.” In Celebration: Studies in Festivity and Ritual. Ed. Victor Turner. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian P, 1982.  Wiggins on Juneteenth

Food/Subject Festivals

Coyle, Kitty. “Blessed with Dogwood: The Story of a Small Town Festival.” North Louisiana History 33, no. 4 (Fall 2003): 103-123.   Coyle(BlessedwithDogwood)

Lewis, George. “Celebrating Asparagus: Community and the Rationally constructed food festival.” Journal of American Culture 20, no. 4 (Winter 1997): 73-78.  Lewis(CelebratingAsparagus)

Organ, Kate, Nicole Koenig-Lewis, Adrian Palmer, and Jane Probert. “Festivals as agents for behavior change: A study of food festival engagement and subsequent food choices.”  Tourism Management 48 (June 2015): 84-99. Organ

Procter, David E. “Victorian Days: Performing Community through Local Festival.” In We Are What We Celebrate: Understanding Holidays and Rituals. Ed. Amitai Etzioni and Jared Bloom. New York: New York UP, 2004. Procter, Victorian Days

Rotuno-Johnson, Michelle.  The Marion Popcorn Festival.  The History Press, 2014.

Skipper, Jodi and David Wharton. “Diasporic Kings and Queens: Lafayette’s Black Mardi Gras Performances in Historical and Hemispheric Contexts.” Southern Quarterly 52, no. 4 (Summer 2015): 133-154.

Snow, Whitney.   “Arab’s Poke Salat Festival.”  Alabama Living 68, no. 5 (May 2015): 16.   http://alabamaliving.coop/article/poke-salat/

White, Shane. “ ‘It was a proud day’: African Americans, festivals, and parades in the North, 1741-1834.”   Journal of American History 81, no. 1 (June 1994): 13-50.

Music Festivals

Adler, Thomas.  Bean Blossom: The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festivals.  University of Illinois Press, 2011.

Anderton, Chris.  “Branding, Sponsorship, and the Music Festival.”  In The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture.  Ed. George McKay.  New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Cummings, Joanne and Jacinta Herborn. “Festival Bodies: The Corporeality of the Contemporary Music Festival Scene in Australia.” In The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture. Ed. George McKay. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Cummings and Herborn

Gebhardt, Nicholas. “‘Let There Be Rock’! Myth and Ideology in the Rock Festivals of the Transatlantic Counterculture.” In The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture. Ed. George McKay. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

Gebhardt on Rock Festivals

Hudson, Simon, Martin S. Roth, Thomas J. Madden, and Rupert Hudson.  “The effects of social media on emotions, brand relationship quality, and word of mouth: An empirical study of music festival attendees.”  Tourism Management 47 (Apr 2015): 68-76. Hudson

King, Stephen A. “Blues Tourism in the Mississippi Delta: The Functions of Blues Festivals.” Popular Music & Society 27, no. 4 (Dec 2004): 455-475.  King(BluesTourism)

McKay, George. “Introduction.” In The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture.  Ed. George McKay. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. McKay_Intro to The Pop Festival

Regis, Helen, et al. “Producing the Folk at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.” Journal of American Folklore 121, no. 482 (Fall 2008): 400-440.  Regis(ProducingtheFolk)

Robinson, Roxy. “No Spectators! The Art of Participation, from Burning Man to Boutique Festivals in Britain.” In The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture. Ed. George McKay. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Robinson on Burning Man

Rubinstein, Peter.  “Music Festivals are Being Destroyed by Fans & It Needs to Change.”  Electronic Dance Music News, http://www.youredm.com/2015/07/02/having-fun-at-festivals-should-not-be-at-the-environments-expense/ (accessed January 15, 2016).

Sheehy, Michael. “Woodstock.” Journalism History 37, no. 4 (Winter 2012): 238-246.

Film Festivals

Film Festival Research Network

de Valck, Marijke. “Film Festivals, Bourdieu, and the Economization of Culture.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 23.1 (2014).

—. Film Festivals: From European Geopolitics to Global Cinephilia. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2008.

West

Smith, Sheldon. “The Re-Establishment of Community: The Emerging Festival System of the American West.” Journal of American Culture 8, no. 3 (Fall 1985): 91-100.  Smith(TheRe-establishmentofcommunity)

Cultural Festivals

del Barrio, Maria Jose, Maria Devesa, and Luis Cesar Herrero.  “Evaluating intangible cultural heritage: The case of cultural festivals.”  City, Culture and Society 3, no. 4 (Dec 2012): 235-244. delBarrio

Jankowiak, William and Todd C. White. “Carnival on the Clipboard: An Ethnological Study of New Orleans Mardi Gras.” Ethnology 38, no. 4 (Fall 2009): 335-349.  Jankowiak(CarnivalontheClipboard)

Lindahl, Carl. “The Presence of the Past in the Cajun Country Mardi Gras.” Journal of Folklore Research 33, no. 2 (May-Aug 1996): 125-153.  Lindahl(PresenceofthePast)

Tourism

Akhoondnejad, Arman.  “Tourist loyalty to a local cultural event: The case of Turkmen handicrafts festival.”  Tourism Management 52 (Feb 2016): 468-477. Akhoondnejad

Kim, Samuel Seongseop, Sangsoo Choi, Jerome Agrusa, Kuo-Ching Wang, and Youngmi Kim.  “The role of family decision makers in festival tourism.”  International Journal of Hospitality Management 29, no. 2 (June 2010): 308-318. Kim

Kruger, Stefan.  “Examining the Influence of the Wine Festival Experience on Tourists’ Quality of Life.”  Social Indicators Research 111, no. 2 (Apr 2013): 435-452. Kruger

Prentice, Richard and Vivien Andersen.  “Festival as Creative Destination.”  Annals of Tourism Research 30, no. 1 (Jan 2003): 7-30. Prentice

Environmental

Bain, Katie.  “Trashed: Music Festivals are Environmental Disasters.”  LAWeekly, July 11, 2013.  http://www.laweekly.com/music/trashed-music-festivals-are-environmental-disasters-2614424

Laing, Jennifer and Warwick Frost.  “How green was my festival: Exploring challenges and opportunities associated with staging green events.”  International Journal of Hospitality Management 29, no. 2 (June 2010): 261-267. Laing

McKay, George. “Introduction.” In The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture.  Ed. George McKay. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. McKay_Intro to The Pop Festival

Rubinstein, Peter.  “Music Festivals are Being Destroyed by Fans & It Needs to Change.”  Electronic Dance Music News, http://www.youredm.com/2015/07/02/having-fun-at-festivals-should-not-be-at-the-environments-expense/ (accessed January 15, 2016).

Sakurai, Ryo, Susan K. Jacobson, Hiromi Kobori, Richard Primack, Kohei Oka, Naoya Komatsu, and Ryo Machida.  “Culture and climate change: Japanese cherry blossom festivals and stakeholders’ knowledge and attitudes about global climate change.”  Biological Conservation 144, no. 1 (Jan 2011): 654-658. Sakurai

Song, Hak Jun, Choong-Ki Lee, Soo K. Kang, and Sug-jin Boo.  “The effect of environmentally friendly perceptions on festival visitors’ decision-making process using an extended model of goal-directed behavior.”  Tourism Management 33, no. 6 (Dec 2012): 1417-1428. Song

Miscellaneous

Gabbert, Lisa. “Making Objects, Creating Places: McCall Winter Carnival.” Folklore Forum 33, no ½ (2002): 7-33.  Gabbert(MakingObjects)

—. “Situating the Local by Inventing the Global: Community Festival and Social Change.” Western Folklore 66, no. ¾ (Summer/Fall 2007): 259-280.  Gabbert(SituatingtheLocal)

Santino, Jack. “The Ritualesque: Festival, Politics, and Popular Culture.” Western Folklore 68, no. 1 (Winter 2009): 9-26.

Schrift, Melissa R. “The Wildest Show in the South: The Politics and Poetics of the Angola [Louisiana] Prison Rodeo and Inmate Arts Festival.” Southern Cultures 14, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 22-41.  Schrift(WildestShowintheSouth)

Selberg, Torunn. “Festivals as Celebrations of Place in Modern Society: Two Examples from Norway.” Folklore 117, no. 3 (Dec 2006): 297-312.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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