Community festivals and social capital

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Eric D. en_US Beaubien, Brad M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:27Z 2011-06-03T19:39:27Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z79 2001 .B43 en_US
dc.description.abstract This research examines the relationship between community festivals and social capital across time and place. Social capital includes the social networks, norms, and trust that enable groups of individuals to cooperate in pursuing shared objectives, and benefits accrue to both the individual and the community. Research shows the ancient Greek and American Indian civilizations relied on festivals for a variety of purposes relating to social capital, including the bridging of social divides, the transmission of cultural heritage, and the reinforcement of community identity. Today, research findings from five small town festivals in Indiana indicate a similar relationship with social capital. Festivals can bring a community together, offer a shared experience for a diverse group of people, build new relationships, and foster community pride and identity. As such, community festivals may serve as a tool for community planners in building or sustaining social capital in a community.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent iv, 103 leaves : ill., charts, maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Festivals -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social capital (Sociology) -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community life -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social surveys -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title Community festivals and social capital en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.)
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