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The Olympic games : a social science perspective

Author: Kristine Toohey; Anthony James Veal
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This 2nd edition provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. It contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Games and their aftermath, and preparations for the Beijing 2008 Games.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Toohey; Anthony James Veal
ISBN: 9780851998091 0851998097 9780851998091 0851998097 9781845933463 184593346X
OCLC Number: 144521478
Description: xiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Studying the Olympic games --
The ancient Olympics and their relevance to the modern games --
The revival of the Olympic games --
The modern Olympic phenomenon --
Politics, nationalism, and the Olympic movement --
The economics and financing of the games --
The Olympics and the mass media --
Doping and the Olympics --
Women and the Olympic games --
Case-studies of the summer Olympic games --
The future of the Olympic games.
Responsibility: Kristine Toohey and A.J. Veal.
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This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent and includes the use  Read more...

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"A well-researched book that belongs in the forefront of the libraries of those who study the Games" Glynn A. Leyshon, on the first edition"

 
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