Argues that events are essential elements in corporate-state partnerships of 'invisible government' that have revived the romance of charity so to form illusory communities, while cloaking power imbalances and social inequalities.... [an] account of communication power, social ordering and control. -- P.  of cover.It is useful to illustrate the principles behind event services in action by briefly considering three case studies. ... Junction Street Fair, a long-standing celebration of music, the arts and community in East Los Angeles was cancelled a few days before the start date in 2011. The official cause was that event organisers failed to provide the citya#39;s public works department with a cheque to cover expenses.
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