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Subject/Keyword
interlistening
spirituality
alternative
interpretative phenomenological analysis
music
ethnography
bricolage
peak experience
arts-based research (ABR)
Astral Harvest
co-creative
community
dance
leisure
festival
RhizomEthnography
art
electronic
transformation
celebration
Lefebvre
Shambhala
cultural topology
self
carnival
Intention Alberta
ekstasis or ecstasy
transpersonal
rhythm
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Mohr, Kelci L
Supervisor and department
Dr. Karen Fox, Physical Education and Recreation
Examining committee member and department
MacDonald, Michael B. (Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, MacEwan University)
Parker, Ara (Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality)
Smallwood, Scott (Faculty of Arts)
Department
Physical Education and Recreation
Specialization
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Date accepted
2017-02-15T08:29:52Z
Graduation date
2016-06:Fall 2016
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This exploratory work investigates the “transformational festival,” a contemporary form of celebratory leisure that revolves around music, the arts, community, and co-creativity. By integrating interpretative phenomenological analysis with methods from arts-based research, critical ethnography, and storytelling, I seek to understand how life-changing processes may be enabled or supported through the construction of three particular festival timespaces: Shambhala, Astral Harvest, and Intention Alberta. The research is focused on a group of festival goers who consider these kinds of events important for their leisure lives and their greater (trans)personal development. This work queries how transformational festivals are perceived, experienced, and why they might be meaningful for this group. It affirms that people are seeking community, ecstatic rituals, and spiritual elements within festivals, and suggests the importance of adding transpersonal considerations to current leisure discourses that focus on individual social-psychological interactions. The interdisciplinary and creative nature of the project challenges dominant metanarratives by adding alternative accounts of how people are enriching their lives through leisure experiences on the margins of awareness in academia and normative society.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R33J39C9F
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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