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The Olympics : a critical reader

Author: Vassil Girginov
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title provides a unique, critical reference source and systematically sets out the key themes in modern Olympism, offering a structured approach to the subject for students and lecturers.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vassil Girginov
ISBN: 9780415445351 0415445353 9780415445368 0415445361
OCLC Number: 434126282
Description: xii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Studying Olympism --
2. Documenting Olympism --
3. Theorising Olympism --
4. Negotiating Olympic identities --
5. Imagining Olympism --
6. Owning Olympism --
7. Staging the Olympics --
8. Promoting Olympism --
9. Safeguarding Olympism --
10. Contesting Olympism --
11. Teaching Olympism --
12. Sustaining Olympism.
Responsibility: edited by Vassil Girginov.
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A guide to the definitive sporting mega-event Olympics and the wider phenomenon it represents - Olympism. It addresses the key questions in modern Olympism, including: What does studying Olympism  Read more...

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