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Enabling creative chaos [electronic resource] : the organization behind the Burning Man event / Katherine K. Chen.

Author/Creator:
Chen, Katherine Kang-Ning.
Publication:
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (267 p.)
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Subjects:
Art festivals -- Nevada -- Management.
Black Rock City, LLC -- Management.
Burning Man (Festival) -- 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:
Introduction: the perils of under- and overorganizing
Context: the development of the Burning Man event and organization
Reflexive organizing: incorporating suggestions and criticisms
Radical inclusion: attracting and placing members
No spectators: motivating members to contribute
Managing relations in the pursuit of legitimacy
Conclusion: sustaining creative chaos
Appendix 1. Ethnography and qualitative research
Appendix 2. Interview protocols.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-282-43762-3
9786612437625
0-226-10239-4
OCLC:
586143142
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226102399 doi