Mitchell Centre Seminar Series: Nick Crossley and Rachel Emms
|Starts:||16:00 22 Oct 2014|
|Ends:||17:30 22 Oct 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Nick Crossley and Rachel Emms
Festival Networks: A (Very) Preliminary Analysis
Every summer in the UK the (music) festival season kicks off. Over a period of two or three months thousands of artists (and also audience members) pass through hundreds of festivals. The tie between artist and festival can be analysed on various levels but amongst other things each confers identity, status and value on the other. A festival needs folk artists if it is to call itself a folk festival, for example, and its standing amongst folk festivals will be determined, in some part, by the specific folk artists whom it attracts. Conversely, a folk act consolidates its status and identity as such by appearing at folk festivals, and may gain added kudos for appearing at specific folk festivals. The movement of artists between multiple festivals generates a (two-mode) network.
In this presentation I offer a very preliminary ananlysis and reflection on data which seek to explore this network. When the data are complete we hope to have network data for 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as attribute data on the festivals involved (n=104) and possibly also the artists (although currently we have >8000 artists so this may not be possible). We hope to have the network data a few days in advance of the seminar and the presentation will be based upon this. Ideas and analysis in progress rather than polished conclusions!
Organisation: University of Manchester
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