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Owning the Olympics

Owning the Olympics

Narratives of the New China

  • Author: Monroe Price,Daniel Dayan
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472024506
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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"A major contribution to the study of global events in times of global media. Owning the Olympics tests the possibilities and limits of the concept of 'media events' by analyzing the mega-event of the information age: the Beijing Olympics. . . . A good read from cover to cover." —Guobin Yang, Associate Professor, Asian/Middle Eastern Cultures & Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University From the moment they were announced, the Beijing Games were a major media event and the focus of intense scrutiny and speculation. In contrast to earlier such events, however, the Beijing Games are also unfolding in a newly volatile global media environment that is no longer monopolized by broadcast media. The dramatic expansion of media outlets and the growth of mobile communications technology have changed the nature of media events, making it significantly more difficult to regulate them or control their meaning. This volatility is reflected in the multiple, well-publicized controversies characterizing the run-up to Beijing 2008. According to many Western commentators, the People's Republic of China seized the Olympics as an opportunity to reinvent itself as the "New China"---a global leader in economics, technology, and environmental issues, with an improving human-rights record. But China's maneuverings have also been hotly contested by diverse global voices, including prominent human-rights advocates, all seeking to displace the official story of the Games. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from Chinese studies, human rights, media studies, law, and other fields, Owning the Olympics reveals how multiple entities---including the Chinese Communist Party itself---seek to influence and control the narratives through which the Beijing Games will be understood. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.

The Olympics, Media and Society

The Olympics, Media and Society

  • Author: Kim Bissell,Stephen D. Perry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317976886
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without considering the effect of the media. It addresses a multitude of ways in which the intermediary of media production alters the experience of the Olympics. Spectators watching Olympic events from the stands are less subjected to the language of the commentators, journalists, and even the athlete interviews as they form impressions and understandings of the games. However, even those who sit in the stands for the opening ceremonies or walk down the streets of the Olympic Village and the host city are treated to media spectacles that are intentionally produced to display the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the host country and its Olympic Committee. This book performs the important task of analysing ways in which the media serves as both an integral component and an arbiter of the Games for society. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.

The London Olympics and Urban Development

The London Olympics and Urban Development

The Mega-Event City

  • Author: Gavin Poynter,Valerie Viehoff,Yang Li
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317637453
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 362
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As London sought to use the Olympics to achieve an ambitious programme of urban renewal in the relatively socially deprived East London it attracted global attention and sparked debate. This book provides an in-depth study of the transformation of East London as a result of the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Government and event organisers use legacies of urban renewal to justify hosting the world’s leading sports mega-event, this book examines and evaluates those legacies. The London Olympics and Urban Development: the mega-event city is composed of new research, conducted by academics and policy makers. It combines case study analysis with conceptual insight into the role of a sports mega-events in transforming the city. It critically assesses the narrative of legacy as a framework for legitimizing urban changes and examines the use of this framework as a means of evaluating the outcomes achieved. This book is about that process of renewal, with a focus on the period following the 2012 Games and the diverse social, political and cultural implications of London’s use of the narrative of legacy.

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.

The End of Television?

The End of Television?

Its Impact on the World (So Far)

  • Author: Elihu Katz,Paddy Scannell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412978521
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 235
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Is television dead? The classic television era of the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by limited choices of programs broadcast on over the air channels to families as if they were seated around a hearth – and to a nation as if gathered around a campfire – has indeed ended. Throughout the drastic evolution of this media, thousands of studies have examined the short-term effects of television, such as the evaluation of persuasion campaigns. Yet there is scant research on the overreaching sociological impacts of television and its centrality to Western culture over the past 60 years. This compelling volume of The ANNALS is the first collection of rigorous articles devoted to studying ways in which television has impacted our values, ideologies, institutions, social structure, and culture.

Duels in the Pool

Duels in the Pool

Swimming’s Greatest Rivalries

  • Author: Matthew De George
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 081089176X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 238
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An individual sport at its core, swimming is defined by iconic rivalries such as those between Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. Spanning nearly 100 years, this book highlights the best of these contests, including individual showdowns, team battles, friendly competitions, and heated political rivalries. From their early beginnings through the highlights of their careers, this book follows the top athletes in the sport and the rivals who pushed them to the pinnacle of swimming. Exhaustively researched, Duels in the Pool includes original interviews and rich details, shining a light on some of the sport’s finest athletes and the rivalries that propelled them to greatness. This book will appeal not only to sports historians and researchers but also to fans of swimming at every level.

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

  • Author: Aaron Beacom
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137032944
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 313
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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.

The Olympics

The Olympics

  • Author: John V. Grombach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympics
  • Page: 236
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Olympic Cavalcade of Sports

Olympic Cavalcade of Sports

  • Author: John V. Grombach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympics
  • Page: 216
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The Underwater Window

The Underwater Window

  • Author: Dan Stephenson
  • Publisher: Untreed Reads
  • ISBN: 1611873517
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 223
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Two swimmers, close friends and archrivals, chase after the same Olympic gold medal. Archie Hayes is the best swimmer in the world. Talent and luck have brought him Olympic medals, fame, money and women. Doyle Wilson has reached the end of his career with dreams unfulfilled, but he has a final chance in the 400 freestyle, in which Archie owns the world record. Doyle bets that hard work will enable him to beat Archie just once. He burns all his bridges to focus on his lone goal. But Doyle can't be single-minded. Archie is not just his nemesis - they're best friends. Danger lurks around every corner for Archie, a celebrity athlete with a reckless streak. On a training trip to Hawaii, when Archie is mauled by a wave while bodysurfing, Doyle sees his duty - a purpose in life that transcends self-interest and even friendship. Archie's incomparable talent must be preserved and nurtured, and only Doyle can do it. Though Archie's demise would liquidate the main obstacle in Doyle's path to greatness, Doyle rescues him. Repeatedly. Doyle's odyssey to the Olympics teaches him about true friendship and love, the meaning of sacrifice and overcoming obstacles.

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Keeping Canada's Winter Sports Alive

  • Author: Darryl Humber,William Humber
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9781770705913
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 184
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Winter has shaped Canada’s image and has been embraced with hearty enthusiasm from snowshoeing hikers in the nineteenth century, to future hockey stars on backyard rinks, to the indoor spectacle of figure-skating carnivals and curling bonspiels. Much of our literature, our songs, and our memories of youth reflect the bracing tonic that winter brings even as we curse the ice-laden roads on morning commutes or during weekend ski trips. But alas, winter’s demise to a weak reminder of its former glory is a real possibility as climate change wreaks long-term havoc. This timely book takes a fond look at winter’s past, its place in Canada’s story, and how it has shaped our sports history. It also explores what climate change means for our sense of Canadian identity, for our winter sports heritage and its related industries, and for our ability to hold winter sporting events beyond the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

  • Author: S. Wagg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230320813
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

Straight Talk on Leadership

Straight Talk on Leadership

Solving Canada's Business Crisis

  • Author: R. Douglas Williamson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118583019
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
  • View: 2475
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An urgent wake-up call—and radical actionplan—for business leaders everywhere While it focuses primarily on Canadian business, this importantbook shares valuable insights of benefit to transformationalbusiness leaders everywhere. Without sugar coating his message,author R. Douglas Williamson, head of the prestigious consultancy,The Beacon Group, points to complacency, lack of leadershipsophistication, and an inward focus as the chief reasons whyCanadian companies are at risk of falling behind the rest of theworld. Issuing an urgent call to action, Williamson helps leadersunderstand the four principle challenges facing the modern leaderand describes the eight essential leadership competencies requiredto navigate the future. He provides powerful strategies, tools andtechniques for how to reframe thinking about leadership and reformleadership strategies. Case Studies from The Beacon Group’s wide and diversifiedclient base include The Four Seasons, Scotiabank, Nortel Networks,Research in Motion, The Hudson’s Bay Company, ExportDevelopment Canada, Holt Renfrew, and many others. An impassioned call to action for leaders everywhere combinedwith practical advice and tools to help leaders take up theresponsibility of transformational leadership during a period ofunprecedented change and monumental global challenges. One of the rare books to focus on Canadian business andbusiness leadership, it explains why that country's competitivenessis in serious jeopardy and what can be done about it.

Jim Thorpe's History of the Olympics

Jim Thorpe's History of the Olympics

  • Author: James Thorpe,Thomas F. Collison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympics
  • Page: 290
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奥运精粹100年

奥运精粹100年

The First 100 Years

  • Author: Wei Yew
  • Publisher: Books Nippan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 448
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Never before... .A work of art in itself, The Olympic Image is the first and only volume of its kind to be officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee to celebrate the first 100 years of the Modern Olympic Games. As you open your own commemorative edition of The Olympic Image for the first time, you'll experience a quiet ceremony of great designs. Images from every Olympic Games held over the past century have been thoughtfully selected and beautifully presented to capture the singular essence of each Olympic game, from Athens in 1896 to Atlanta in 1996. The product of five years of intensive research around the world, this book features 1,500 images selected from some 200,000 items examined by internationally renowned graphic designer Wei Yew. This book includes posters and pins, stamps and souvenirs, medals and mascots -- everything from architecture of venues to the tickets for events. Nothing says more eloquently about the Olympic ideals than the symbols and images for each Olympics. Since 1896, the quest to reflect the spirit of the host country and to embody Olympic traditions has drawn the best designers and artists of their times to achieve their finest works. For years to come, designers around the world will take pride in owning and displaying this commemorative edition of The Olympic Images -- The First 100 Years.

Your Time Will Come: Jack Yerman and His Incredible Journey to the 1960 Olympics

Your Time Will Come: Jack Yerman and His Incredible Journey to the 1960 Olympics

  • Author: Bruce Hamilton Yerman
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1300514906
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 134
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Jack Yerman's incredible journey to the 1960 Olympics and his gold medal victory is a story of personal triumph intertwined with significant events of the Twentieth Century. This is the inspiring story of a boy who overcomes adversity to become a world class athlete, who is a true champion in character and on the track. Some may read this book and question, "How could so much happen to one person?" Be assured - these stories are true.

The Untamed Olympics

The Untamed Olympics

The Story of a Peninsula

  • Author: Ruby El Hult
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Olympic Peninsula (Wash.)
  • Page: 267
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Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems

Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems

Papers, Results, Materials Scientific Congress Munich, August 21 to 25, 1972

  • Author: Ommo Grupe,Dietrich Kurz,Johannes M. Teipel
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642657842
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 616
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Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.

The Amish Blacksmith

The Amish Blacksmith

  • Author: Mindy Starns Clark,Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736957375
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County. Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla. Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

  • Author: Thomas Streissguth
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
  • ISBN: 9780822549406
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and challenged Hitler's notion of Aryan superiority.