Edinburgh: the festival gaze and its boundaries.

Jamieson, Kirstie (2004) Edinburgh: the festival gaze and its boundaries. Space and Culture, 7 (1). pp. 64-75. ISSN 1206-3312

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This article examines the temporal and spatial boundaries of Edinburgh’s festival identity. It unravels Edinburgh’s festivals in terms of the spaces and identities they produce and their functions. Although there is no one definitive standpoint from which a festival city such as Edinburgh can be objectively mapped, the bounded appeal of live performance, outdoor reveling, and alternative ways of using the city during festival time reveal how the festival gaze manipulates urban identity, public space, and play. By engaging with the spatiality of Edinburgh’s festival culture, the festival identity upon which the city self-consciously relies is explored through the concepts of carnivalesque, play, and the transformation of identity.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1206-3312
Electronic ISSN: 1552-8308
Uncontrolled Keywords: temporal boundaries; spatial boundaries; urban identity; public space; play; Edinburgh; festival;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 700 Arts
300 Social sciences > 390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Item ID: 2328
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2008 12:01
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 12:49

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