Introduction

Authored by: Joanne Connell , Stephen J. Page

The Routledge Handbook of Events

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367236489
eBook ISBN: 9780429280993
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429280993-1

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the key issues associated with the evolution of events as a scholarly area of pursuit. It reviews the landmark studies in the field, the most authoritative reviews of the subject and acts as a conduit to identify the main challenges associated with its study. The chapter also outlines contemporary themes associated with the academic analysis of events and the way in which the subsequent chapters in the book explore these issues using disciplinary and subject specific critiques.

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