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dc.contributor.authorMatheson, Catherine M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T20:19:42Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T20:19:42Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifierER59
dc.identifier.citationMatheson, C. (2005) Festivity and sociability : a study of a Celtic music festival, Tourism, Culture and Communication, vol. 5, , pp. 149-163,
dc.identifier.issn1098-304X
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.cognizantcommunication.com/
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/59
dc.description.abstractThis article centers on authenticity and social relations within a commodified Celtic music festival framework. The impact of the tourism commodification process upon environs and culture has generated a veritable plethora of studies, the precursor to this being MacCannell's theorization of the leisure class. In an attempt to explain the meaning and significance of social relations within a festival context, specific attention is paid to Maffesoli's theory of the neo-tribe and emotional community. Drawing upon empirical data from a questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews with festival producers and consumers of a Celtic music festival in Scotland, this article challenges Maffesoli's dismissal of the relevance of class grouping and suggests dimensions of the backstage region of festival social space: first, through participating in real culture in an intimate environment; second, by playing an instrument or singing; third, through the strengthening of social networks. It is argued that the tourism commodification process is resisted to attain authentic social relations through the backstage region of social space.
dc.format.extent149-163
dc.publisherCognizant Communication Corp
dc.relation.ispartofTourism, Culture and Communication
dc.subjectFestivals
dc.subjectAuthenticity
dc.subjectSocial relations
dc.titleFestivity and sociability : a study of a Celtic music festival
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.volume5
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid59
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qmu.authorMatheson, Catherine M.
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