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    DescriptionThroughout the world, the number of festivals has grown exponentially in the last two decades, as people celebrate local and regional cultures, but perhaps more importantly as local councils and other groups seek to use festivals both to promote tourism and to stimulate rural development. However, most studies of festivals have tended to focus almost exclusively on the cultural and symbolic aspects, or on narrow modelling of economic multiplier impacts, rather than examining their long-term implications for rural change. This book therefore has an original focus. It is structured in two parts: the first discusses broad issues affecting music festivals globally, especially in the context of rural revitalisation. The second part looks in more detail at a range of types of festivals commonly found throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, such as country music, jazz, opera and alternative music festivals. The authors draw on in-depth research undertaken over the past five years in a range of Australian places, which traces the overall growth of festivals of various kinds, examines four of the more important and distinctive music festivals, and makes clear conclusions on their significance for rural and regional change.

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    Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Gibson, By (author) John Connell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 223
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780754675266
    ISBN 10: 0754675262

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: POL040020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MUS022000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11, 74
    BISAC V2.8: POL026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 780.7894
    DC22: 780.78/94
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: ML360 .G53 2012
    Illustrations note
    includes 11 tables, 3 figures, 7 maps & 15 b&w illustrations
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    30 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Professor Chris Gibson is at the GeoQuest Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia and Professor John Connell is at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia.
    Review quote
    'This volume is an exemplar of what a research monograph should be, an academic masterpiece providing a turning point in an intellectual current that speaks far beyond its immediate audience. The authors should be commended for making their landmark contribution in an open, accessible, and ultimately intellectually satisfying way.' LSE Review of Books
    Table of contents
    Preface; Part I Music Festivals: Promises and Predicaments: Introduction; The rise of music festivals: a means to regeneration?; Who goes? Audiences, fans and fanatics; What's it worth? Economic dimensions of music festivals; Whose community? Conflict and identity.; Part II Music Festivals: Reinventing Regional Places: Parkes: Elvis in the country; Creating classical country; Tamworth: Australia's country music capital: Byron Bay: from alternative origins to festival overkill; Conclusion: music festivals and pathways to regional development; Bibliography; Index.