Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016

Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016

by R. Tzanelli

Hardcover(2013)

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Overview

This book examines the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies and the handover to Rio 2016 as articulations of national and cosmopolitan belonging. The ceremonial performances supported imaginative travel and created a tornadóros: an ideal form of 'human' that manipulates audiovisual narratives of culture and identity for global audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137336316
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/24/2013
Series: Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 165
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rodanthi Tzanelli is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of over 60 articles and six monographs, including Heritage in the Digital Era: Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause.

Table of Contents

1. The Olympic Industry: Slow and Fast Mobilities 2. The Opening Ceremony: Structural Nostalgia and Pop Pastiche 3. The Concluding Show: Music and the Self-Creating Cycle 4. Struggling With the Other: Embodied Styles as Tourist Articulation

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