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Inside the Olympic Industry

Inside the Olympic Industry

Power, Politics, and Activism

  • Author: Helen Lenskyj
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791447550
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Analysis from the perspective of those adversely affected by the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of hosting an Olympic Games.

Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

  • Author: H. Lenskyj
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113729115X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 159
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This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.

Olympic Industry Resistance

Olympic Industry Resistance

Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda

  • Author: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791478114
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 190
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A critical look at the Olympics in the postbribery, post-9/11 era, particularly at consequences for host cities and so-called “Olympic education” for schoolchildren.

Best Olympics Ever?, The

Best Olympics Ever?, The

Social Impacts of Sydney 2000

  • Author: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791488101
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 262
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Uses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.

The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies

  • Author: H. Lenskyj,S. Wagg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230367461
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 592
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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together an authoritative and international line-up of scholars to examine key social and political issues related to the Olympics. An essential, 'one-stop' volume for a wide range of academics, students and researchers.

Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics

Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics

No More Rainbows

  • Author: H. Lenskyj
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137399767
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 124
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This book examines Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws and their implications for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Lenskyj argues that Putin's Russia and the International Olympic Committee wield power in similar ways, as evident in undemocratic governance, fraudulent voting processes, hypocrisy and absence of accountability.

Onward to the Olympics

Onward to the Olympics

Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games

  • Author: Gerald P. Schaus,Stephen R. Wenn
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1554587794
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 408
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The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.

Sport, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Sport, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

  • Author: Richard Giulianotti,David McArdle
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317994760
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 232
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What is the relationship between sport and human rights? Can sport protect and enhance the human rights of competitors and sport workers? Can it also undermine those rights? These topical issues are among the many that are explored in this groundbreaking volume which analyzes how sports both contribute to, and undermine the human rights of participants, spectators and workers. The papers are written by esteemed academics whose work is at the cutting-edge of this burgeoning area of study. Experts from around the world have contributed to this important work, and examine controversial issues such as: * sexual harassment * racism * freedom of movement * sport as popular protest. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Sites of Sport

Sites of Sport

Space, Place and Experience

  • Author: John Bale,Patricia Vertinsky
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135762945
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 280
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The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

The Routledge Handbook of Events

The Routledge Handbook of Events

  • Author: Stephen Page,Joanne Connell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136637028
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 592
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The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on the evolution of the subject. It is the first major study to examine what events is as a discipline in the twenty-first century, its significance in contemporary society and growth as a mainstream subject area. The book is divided in to five inter-related sections. Section one evaluates the evolution of events as a discipline and defines what events studies is. Section two critically reviews the relationship between events and other disciplines such as tourism and sport. Section three focuses on the management of events, section four evaluates the impacts of events from varying political, social and environmental perspectives and section five examines the future direction of growth in event-related education and research. It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Events Studies, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Sport Tourism

Sport Tourism

Interrelationships, Impacts and Issues

  • Author: Dr. Brent W. Ritchie,Dr. Daryl Adair
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
  • ISBN: 1845413377
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 275
  • View: 4441
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This book examines the economic, social and environmental impacts and issues associated with the development of sport tourism globally, including the lack of research and coordination between industry and government. The book suggests the need for a more balanced analysis of the impacts and issues associated with future sport tourism development.

International Sport

International Sport

A Bibliography, 2000 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collection

  • Author: Richard William Cox
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714653648
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 78
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Provides bibliographical references to books, articles, essays, and conference proceedings covering a variety of topics relating to sports.

Five Ring Circus

Five Ring Circus

Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games

  • Author: Christopher A. Shaw
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781550923568
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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"This is a cleverly written and timely book. New Society Publishers have managed to put a well-designed paperback on the market just in time to wage a war of words, on the tail end of a province-wide gag law. Indeed, the cloak of silence surrounding all things Olympic have taken us to new levels, as even the digits 2010, preceded by the name of our fair city, are considered fair game, and grounds for libel. A historical perspective on the original intent and players in the Games from the days of their creation answers trivia quesitons like" who was the first athlete to win the gold?", while adding a nostalgic touch, and the chapter on dissent and resistance of the Olympics in other cities brings the whole book into international focus." - Christina Ferrero, Epoch Times The shiny rings of the Olympic Games have grown tarnished over the years as doping, corruption, and other scandals rise to the surface. Those scandals are the tip of the iceberg, according to author Christopher A. Shaw, the lead spokesperson for several anti-Games groups. Five Ring Circus details the history of how Vancouver won the bid for the 2010 Games, who was involved, and what the real motives were. It describes the role of corporate media in promoting the Games, the machinations of government and business, and the opposition that emerged. Disturbing questions come to light: Why does the International Olympic Committee pay no taxes? Who are the real estate developers behind the Vancouver bid? Why are mega projects paid for with tax dollars? What are the true costs of the Games? The Olympic Games, once considered the pinnacle of athleticism and fair play, have become a cesspool of greed, backroom deals, and the wholesale trampling of civil liberties. In Vancouver, preparations for the 2010 Games have had a substantial negative impact on the environment and have resulted in the “economic cleansing” of the poor and homeless. This book is a cautionary tale for future Olympic bid cities, and will appeal to those concerned about the effects of globalization on many aspects of life. Christopher A. Shaw is a professor at the University of British Columbia. He is a founding member and lead spokesperson for the No Games 2010 Coalition and 2010 Watch. He lives in North Vancouver.

Das Wunder von Berlin

Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

  • Author: Daniel James Brown
  • Publisher: Riemann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641093309
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

Discourses of Olympism

Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012

  • Author: D. Chatziefstathiou,I. Henry
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137035560
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 305
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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

Handbook of Sports and Media

Handbook of Sports and Media

  • Author: Arthur A. Raney,Jennings Bryant
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135257337
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 652
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This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies.

Gender, Athletes' Rights, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport

Gender, Athletes' Rights, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Author: Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787542408
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 4176
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This book presents an interdisciplinary approach to examining gender-related sports dispute resolution by the Court of Arbitration. Identifying complexities around gender, gender binaries, and the ways in which intersecting identities complicate resolutions, the author demonstrate how athletes' rights are threatened by a forced arbitration process.

The Bitter-sweet Awakening

The Bitter-sweet Awakening

The Legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

  • Author: Richard Cashman
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympic Games
  • Page: 310
  • View: 892
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There has been increasing recognition of the importance of the impacts of mega sporting events and in 2001 the IOC initiated its Olympic Games Global Impact Project. Here is a broad-ranging analysis of the impacts of one particular Olympic and Paralympic Games.

World Sports: A Reference Handbook

World Sports: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Maylon Hanold
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598847791
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
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This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"