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Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods

Journal Article
Jarman, D., Theodoraki, E., Hall, H., & Ali-Knight, J. (2014)
Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 5(3), 311-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijefm-11-2013-0034
Social network analysis (SNA) is an under-utilised framework for research into festivals and events. This paper reflects upon the history of SNA, and explores its key concepts...

Festival to festival: networked relationships between Fringe festivals

Journal Article
Jarman, D. (in press)
Festival to festival: networked relationships between Fringe festivals. Event Management, https://doi.org/10.3727/152599520X15894679115510
This article aims to demonstrate the importance and value of collaboration between members of a formalised network of Fringe festivals. The research was informed by Castells (...

Social network analysis and the hunt for homophily: diversity and equality within festival communities

Journal Article
Jarman, D. (2017)
Social network analysis and the hunt for homophily: diversity and equality within festival communities. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2018.1414987
Diversity and equality at a Scottish volunteer run arts festival are explored in this paper, through survey based social network analysis and follow-up interviews. Together th...

Festival community networks and transformative place-making

Journal Article
Jarman, D. (2018)
Festival community networks and transformative place-making. Journal of Place Management and Development, https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMD-06-2017-0062
Purpose Festivals are often explicitly connected to the destinations in which they take place, explored here as contributing to broader processes of place-making and engagemen...