research product . 2020

LITERARY FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURAL CAPITAL: AN ANALYSIS OF ONE IRISH AND ONE ITALIAN CASE

Rossetti, Giulia;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Literary festivals are an increasingly significant component of cultural participation nowadays, yet scholars ask for more research on the cultural benefits gained through festival participation. This study uses Bourdieu’s ideas about cultural capital and Stebbins’ serious leisure perspective to understand if, and how, literary festival participation shapes individual cultural capital. Empirically, the study takes an interpretivist stance and is a qualitative case study of one Irish and one Italian literary festival. The data gathered derive from key informant interviews (n = 4), participant observations, and on-site interviews (n = 92) and follow-up interviews ...
Subjects
free text keywords: cultural benefits, festival participation, Bourdieu, cultural capital, Stebbins’ serious leisure perspective, Arts and Humanities
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