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Event Design in outdoor music festival audience behaviour (a critical transformative research note)

Journal Article
Robertson, M., Hutton, A., & Brown, S. (2018)
Event Design in outdoor music festival audience behaviour (a critical transformative research note). Event Management, 22(6), 1073-1081. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518x15346132863157
This work, a conceptual forward-looking paper, examines the management of audiences at music festivals now and indicates a critical manoeuvre of focus for the future. The theo...

Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives

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Robertson, M., Ong, F., Lockstone-Binney, L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2018)
Critical Event Studies: Issues and Perspectives. Event Management, 22(6), 865-874. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599518x15346132863193
In considering critical event studies, a brief reference to critical pedagogy is made before an initial look at Critical Management Studies (CMS) prior to consideration of Crt...

Putting Foucault to work in tourism research

Journal Article
Wight, A. C. (2019)
Putting Foucault to work in tourism research. International Journal of Tourism Research, 21(1), 122-133. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2246
This paper reflects on Foucault's Archaeology of Knowledge as a methodological approach in tourism research. It offers lessons from recent research focused on critiquing herit...

Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation

Journal Article
Wight, A. C. (2016)
Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation. Annals of Tourism Research, 59, 60-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2016.04.002
This paper presents a synthesis of Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge and the concept of discursive formation to critique museums and sites of memory as spaces in which compe...

An Exploration of Tourists’ Perceptions of a Rural Mountain Bike Event

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Newland, B. L., & Robertson, M. (2018)
An Exploration of Tourists’ Perceptions of a Rural Mountain Bike Event. Journal of Applied Sport Management, 10(1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.18666/JASM-2017-V10-I1-8324
The natural attributes of rural locations are well suited to sport event tourism and can play a significant role in strategic tourism development in new markets. The purpose o...

Technology, society, and visioning the future of music festivals

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Robertson, M., Yeoman, I., Smith, K. A., & McMahon-Beattie, U. (2015)
Technology, society, and visioning the future of music festivals. Event management, 19(4), 567-587. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599515X14465748774001
Many music festivals fail because the experiences offered do not ensure relevance and meaning to the attendee. Engagement with new and virtual landscapes and with the enhanced...

Signals and Signposts of the Future: Literary Festival Consumption in 2050

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Robertson, M., & Yeoman, I. (2014)
Signals and Signposts of the Future: Literary Festival Consumption in 2050. Tourism Recreation Research, 39(3), 321-342. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2014.11087004
This conceptual paper uses a scenario planning process to facilitate possible futures for literary festivals, a form of festival tourism that has grown rapidly in the develope...

An Exploration of a Niche Sport Event’s Role in Visitors’ Perception of a Rural Destination: The Case of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

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Robertson, M., Newland, B. L., & Darby, P. (2014)
An Exploration of a Niche Sport Event’s Role in Visitors’ Perception of a Rural Destination: The Case of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. International journal of sport management, 15(2), 193-218
This article investigates whether a niche sport event in a rural location influences visitor perceptions of a destination. The work explores how rural sport events can affect ...

The Motives of Ambassadors in Bidding for International Association Meetings and Events

Journal Article
Lockstone-Binney, L., Whitelaw, P., Robertson, M., Junek, O., & Michael, I. (2014)
The Motives of Ambassadors in Bidding for International Association Meetings and Events. Event Management, 18(1), 65-74. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599514x13883555341931
As destinations contest the rights to host international association-based meetings and events, competitive points of difference in the bidding process can mean the success or...

Introduction: ProfessIonalIzatIon and event ManageMent

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Robertson, M., Junek, O., & Lockstone-Binney, L. (2014)
Introduction: ProfessIonalIzatIon and event ManageMent. Event Management, 18(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599514x13883555341689
No abstract available. Item is introduction to journal issue.