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The Olympics - A Critical Reader (Hardcover) Loot Price: R3,871
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The Olympics - A Critical Reader (Hardcover): Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov

The Olympics - A Critical Reader (Hardcover)

Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov

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The Olympics: A Critical Reader represents a unique, critical guide to the definitive sporting mega-event and the wider phenomenon it represents ? Olympism. Combining classic texts and thoughtful editorial discussion with challenging new pieces, including previously unseen material, the book systematically addresses the key questions in modern Olympism, including:

  • what does studying Olympism entail?
  • how do historical accounts create and challenge Olympic myths?
  • how do different theoretical perspectives inform our understanding of Olympism?
  • which socio-political processes influence personal, collective and imagined Olympic identities?
  • how do we experience and make sense of Olympism?
  • who owns Olympism and why does it matter?
  • how do cities compete for and celebrate the Olympics?
  • How are the Olympic values promoted?
  • why is it important to protect the ethical principles and properties of Olympism?
  • what are the grounds for contesting Olympism?
  • how can Olympism be taught?
  • how can the principles and practices of Olympism be sustained in the future?

Each thematic part has been designed to include a range of views, including background treatment of an issue as well as critical scholarship, to ensure that students develop a well-rounded understanding of the Olympic phenomenon. The Olympics: A Critical Reader is essential reading for students of the Olympics and Olympism, the sociology of sport, sport management and cultural studies.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2010
First published: 2008
Editors: Jim Parry • Vassil Girginov
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 464
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-44535-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-415-44535-3
Barcode: 9780415445351

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