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Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event - The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed) Loot Price: R2,553
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Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event - The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway (Hardcover, Illustrated...

Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event - The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)

Arne Martin Klausen

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Sports, and in particular the Olympic Games, are enjoying a rapid increase in interest among social scientists worldwide, who see them as important "public events." This volume offers the first analysis of the Winter Olympic Games, primarily based on the Lillehammer Games of 1994. The authors identify "olympism" as a key agent in the modernization process and, more specifically, ask how the winter games, as a mega-event, relate to Norwegian culture and ethos. The authors of these specially commissioned papers examine various aspects of this encounter, including problems such as gender as related to nature and culture, masculinity and heroism, national identity and invention of tradition, the impact of venue construction on a traditional cultural landscape, the ideological criticism of the I.O.C. as it emerged, dramatically, before the opening of the Games and the conflict between the Norwegians and the Greeks over the ritual status of the two flames used during the torch relay, one from Olympia and one from Morgedal in Telemark, "the cradle of skiing."

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Imprint: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 1999
Editors: Arne Martin Klausen
Dimensions: 216 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Edition: Illustrated Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-57181-706-8
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
LSN: 1-57181-706-9
Barcode: 9781571817068

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