The Making of the London Notting Hill Carnival Festivalscape: Politics and Power and the Notting Hill Carnival.

Ferdinand, N. and Williams, N., 2018. The Making of the London Notting Hill Carnival Festivalscape: Politics and Power and the Notting Hill Carnival. Tourism Management Perspectives, 1 - 51. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of politics and power in the Notting Hill Carnival's evolution from a community festival to a hallmark event and tourism product. It overcomes the limitations of previous event/festival tourism research by utilizing Actor Network Theory's conceptualization of power as an evolving, relational and transformational phenomenon to analyse the development of the Notting Hill Carnival's festivalscape. Findings reveal over its fifty-plus-year history, non-human actors (such as, money) and human actors (such as, organizing committees) have engaged in continuous ordering processes that have led to the development of six distinct festival frames - Community Festival, Trinidad Carnival, Caribbean Carnival, Black Arts Festival, Business Opportunity and City-led Hallmark Festival. These changes have taken place within a festivalscape that includes objects, space, the translation process, pivotal events and dissenting actors. Within the festivalscape, political actors have exerted significant influence due to their asymmetrical power creating challenges for festival organizers.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2211-9736
Uncontrolled Keywords:Actor Network Theory; festival; festivalscape; Notting Hill Carnival; politics; power; stakeholders
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30543
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:09 Apr 2018 09:10
Last Modified:09 Apr 2018 09:10

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