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Enabling Creative Chaos : The Organization Behind the Burning Man Event / Katherine K. Chen.

Author/Creator:
Chen, Katherine K., author., Author,
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2009]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (267 p.)
Subjects:
Black Rock City, LLC -- Management.
Burning Man (Festival) -- Management.
Art festivals -- Nevada -- Management.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In the summer of 2008, nearly fifty thousand people traveled to Nevada's Black Rock Desert to participate in the countercultural arts event Burning Man. Founded on a commitment to expression and community, the annual weeklong festival presents unique challenges to its organizers. Over four years Katherine K. Chen regularly participated in organizing efforts to safely and successfully create a temporary community in the middle of the desert under the hot August sun. Enabling Creative Chaos tracks how a small, underfunded group of organizers transformed into an
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: The Perils of Under- and Overorganizing
2. Context: The Development of the Burning Man Event and Organization
3. "Do-ocracy": Acting on Suggestions and Criticisms
4. "Radical Inclusion": Attracting and Placing Members
5. "No Spectators": Motivating Members to Contribute
6. "Immerse Yourself ": Managing Relations in the Pursuit of Legitimacy
7. Conclusion: Sustaining Creative Chaos
Appendix 1. Ethnography and Qualitative Research
Appendix 2. Interview Protocols
Notes
References
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
ISBN:
1-282-43762-3
9786612437625
0-226-10239-4
OCLC:
586143142
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226102399 doi
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