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Olympism: The Global Vision: From Nationalism to Internationalism
     

Olympism: The Global Vision: From Nationalism to Internationalism

by Boria Majumdar
 

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The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art.

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The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political; it is politics. It is also culture and art.

This collaboration is a first in global publishing, a mine of information for scholars, students and analysts. It demonstrates that Olympism and the Olympic movement in the modern context has been, and continues to be, socially relevant and politically important. Studies focus on national encounters with Olympism and the Olympic movement, with equal attention paid to document the growing nexus between sports and the media; sports reportage; as well as women and sports.

Olympism asserts that the Olympic movement was, and is, of central importance to twentieth and twenty-first century societies. Finally, the collection demonstrates that the essence of Olympism and the Olympic movement is important only in so far as it affects societies surrounding it.

This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317996804
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Series:
Sport in the Global Society
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is research fellow at Latrobe University in Melbourne.

Sandra Collins is a visiting scholar at the Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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