Outside the Comfort Zone: Intercultural Events in Suspicious Times

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This chapter explores a network of stakeholders engaged in the making of an event, including the speaker, audience, and socio-political context. Within this, it considers the reticence or receptiveness that both presenters and audience members experience in events incorporating the subject of Muslim identity in the UK. As case studies, the chapter focuses on three UK events that included presentations on the role of the Muslim artist in contemporary Britain. The chapter employs auto-ethnography, analysis of relevant scholarly resources, and field observation to reach a comprehensive understanding of events stakeholders in service of supporting truly diverse and inclusive events.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAccessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Events Studies
EditorsRebecca Finkel, Briony Sharp, Majella Sweeney
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351142243
ISBN (Print)9780815350828
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Event Research Series

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Cathie Marsh Institute


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