Watching the Olympics: Politics, Power and Representation [NOOK Book]

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With particular focus on the London Games in 2012, this book casts a critical eye over the bidding process, Olympic finance, promises of legacy and development, and the consequences of hosting the Games for the civil rights and liberties of those living in their shadow. No other book has ever offered closer scrutiny of the inner workings of Olympism’s political and economic network, and therefore this book is indispensible reading for any student or researcher with an interest in the Olympics, the cultural, ...

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Overview

With particular focus on the London Games in 2012, this book casts a critical eye over the bidding process, Olympic finance, promises of legacy and development, and the consequences of hosting the Games for the civil rights and liberties of those living in their shadow. No other book has ever offered closer scrutiny of the inner workings of Olympism’s political and economic network, and therefore this book is indispensible reading for any student or researcher with an interest in the Olympics, the cultural, political and economic impact of sport, or sporting mega-events.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136974854
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 674 KB

Meet the Author

John Sugden is Professor of the Sociology of Sport at the University of Brighton, UK, and has researched and written widely around topics concerned with the politics and sociology of sport. He is Academic Leader of the Sport and Leisure Cultures subject group and Director of Football for Peace, based in Israel.

Alan Tomlinson is Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. He is Deputy Chair of the University Research Degrees Committee and Head of Research in the Chelsea School, teaching predominantly in the social history of sport, the sociology of leisure and cultural studies.

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Table of Contents

1 Lording It: London And The Getting Of The Games - Alan Tomlinson - 2 Pierre De Coubertin And The Modern Olympic Ideals: Myth, Evolution, Or Betrayal? - Lincoln Allison 3 The Promise Of Olympism - Graham Mcfee 4 The Olympics As Sovereign Subject Maker - Thomas F. Carter 5 The Technicolor Olympics? Race, Representation And The 2012 London Games - Daniel Burdsey 6 Youth Sport And London’s 2012 Olympic Legacy - Marc Keech 7 Doping And The Olympics: Rights, Responsibilities And Accountabilities (Watching The Athletes) - Barrie Houlihan 8 The Olympic Documentary And The ‘Spirit Of Olympism’ - Ian Mcdonald 9 Torchlight Temptations: Hosting The Olympics And The Global Gaze - David Rowe And Jim Mckay 10 Taste, Ambiguity And The Cultural Olympiad - Shane Collins And Catherine Palmer 11 Sex Watch: Surveying Women’s Sexed And Gendered Bodies At The Olympics - Jayne Caudwell - 12 Children Of A Lesser God: Paralympics And High-Performance Sport - P. David Howe 13 The Olympic Movement, Action Sports, And The Search For Generation Y - Holly Thorpe And Belinda Wheaton 14 Team Gb, The Bards Of Britishness And A Disunited Kingdom - Mark Perryman 15 The View From The Pressbox: Rose-Tinted Spectacle? - Rob Steen 16 Watched By The Games: Surveillance And Security At The Olympics - John Sugden 17 Afterword. ‘No Other Anything …’: The Olympic Games Yesterday And Today - John Sugden And Alan Tomlinson

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