Leveraging Physical and Digital Liminoidal Spaces: the Case of the #EATCambridge Festival

Duignan, Michael B. and Everett, Sally and Cade, Nicola and Walsh, Lewis (2017) Leveraging Physical and Digital Liminoidal Spaces: the Case of the #EATCambridge Festival. Tourism Geographies. pp. 1-22. ISSN 1470-1340

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2017.1417472

Abstract

This paper conceptualises the way physical and digital spaces associated with festivals are being harnessed to create new spaces of consumption. It focuses on the ways local food businesses leverage opportunities in the tourist-historic city of Cambridge. Data from a survey of 28 food producers (in 2014) followed by 35 in-depth interviews at the EAT Cambridge food festival (in 2015) are used to explain how local producers overcome the challenges of physical peripherality and why they use social media to help support them challenges restrictive political and economic structures. We present a new conceptual framework which suggests the development of place through food festivals in heritage cities can be understood by pulling together the concepts of ‘event leveraging’, ‘liminoid spaces’ (physical and digital) and modes of ‘creative resistance’ which helps the survival of small producers against inner city gentrification and economically-enforced peripherality.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Liminoid Spaces, Food Festivals, Social Media, Creative Resistance, Event Leveraging, Cambridge
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Sally Everett
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2018 02:02
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702563

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