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Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games / Edition 1
     

Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games / Edition 1

by Kay Schaffer
 

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ISBN-10: 0813528208

ISBN-13: 2900813528204

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

This volume discusses the cultural politics and social significance of the Olympic games, the arena in which individual and team athletic achievement intersect with issues of national identity in a global context. The 18 contributions investigate topics from the emergence of women athletes as cultural commodities, to the orchestrated spectacles of the opening and

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This volume discusses the cultural politics and social significance of the Olympic games, the arena in which individual and team athletic achievement intersect with issues of national identity in a global context. The 18 contributions investigate topics from the emergence of women athletes as cultural commodities, to the orchestrated spectacles of the opening and closing ceremonies, and the alternative sports culture of the Gay Games. Several essays address concerns with which every host country must contend, such as the threat of terrorism. Contains a few b&w photographs. Edited by Schaffer (social inquiry, U. of Adelaide) and Smith (English and women's studies, U. of Michigan). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
2900813528204
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336

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