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Ethnographies of Conferences and Trade Fairs

Shaping Industries, Creating Professionals

  • Hege Høyer Leivestad
  • Anette Nyqvist
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Introduction

This anthology is an attempt to make sense of conferences and trade fairs as phenomena in contemporary society. The authors describe how these large-scale professional gatherings have become key sites for making and negotiating both industries and individual professions. In fact, during the past few decades, conferences and trade fairs have become a significant global industry in their own right. The editors assert that large-scale professional gatherings are remarkable events that require deeper analysis and scholarly attention. 

Keywords

Organizational anthropology Large-scale professional meetings Industry Events Marketing professional gatherings industry meetings professional development professional networking networking networking events

Editors and affiliations

  • Hege Høyer Leivestad
    • 1
  • Anette Nyqvist
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social AnthropologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Social AnthropologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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