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By Waldemar Cudny

This is a multi-disciplinary clinical monograph concerning city geography, city areas administration, occasion experiences, tourism geography, cultural anthropology and sociology. It covers concerns that are quite often on the topic of the preferred kind of occasions: gala's. This publication reports the origins, heritage, and the most components of pageant improvement, in addition to the idea that of a pageant within the context of varied medical disciplines. It provides the prevailing pageant typologies in addition to the author's personal finished typology. The theoretical half issues the fundamental learn equipment and methods utilized in the research of those occasions, in addition to their affects at the city area within the actual (festival facilities), social (a position the place humans could pursue their pursuits, meet with friends and family) and cultural element. the commercial element of fairs (generating jobs and source of revenue from tourism, utilizing fairs for urban branding, etc.) is usually mentioned. The publication offers sensible examples in sub-chapters, references to literature (further studying) and the case examine of the impression of gala's on city house administration and concrete improvement, utilizing the instance of Łódź – a Polish post-socialist urban. it might even be handled as a supplementary path ebook for college students of city geography, city areas administration, tourism, occasion administration and, to a definite quantity, anthropology of tradition and sociology.

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Cudny (2014b) presents such a summary of the types of currently organised festivals. In this book, the analysis concerns a modified proposition published in the work cited above. The typologies of festivals are mostly based on the following criteria: 1. Attitude to religion 2. 3 Types of Festivals 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 33 Social class structure, division of power and social roles Important moments in personal life Season Scale and importance Repeatability Form of organising and financing the event Structure of the festival guests and visitors Theme The historical situation and the geographic situation of special events.

G. g. all kinds of military parades, such as the one in Paris organised on the National Holiday of France on 14th of July) and by the people against the elite. An example of festivals organised by the elite for the people could be find during the communist period in Poland and Soviet Union. A good example is so-called Labour Day celebrated on the 1st of May. This is a holiday developed to honour the workers’ protests organised in 1886 in Chicago. In Poland, as well as in many other communist countries, it was a state holiday since 1950.

It is also the most important as regards attracting tourists to a given destination, also as a part of festival tourism. Moreover, the global economy experienced rapid development of social mobility, especially after the Second World War. The contemporary world, where people move and communicate over long distances extremely fast, effectively and comfortably, can be defined as a mobile world (Urry 2007). A part of this extraordinary human mobility is tourism, which became a mass phenomenon after the Second World War (Urry 2002).

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