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The Olympics at the millennium : power, politics, and the games

Author: Kay Schaffer; Sidonie Smith
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2000.
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Exploring the cultural politics of the Olympic Games, these essays investigate such topics as the emergence of women athletes as cultural commodities, the orchestrated spectacles of the opening and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olympics at the millennium.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99056801
(OCoLC)42786279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Schaffer; Sidonie Smith
OCLC Number: 606366629
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 318 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The games at the millennium / Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith --
The Olympics in retrospect : winners, losers, racism, and the Olympic ideal / Cynthia Nadalin --
Honor restored : Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals / Trace A. DeMeyer --
Jewish athletes and the "Nazi Olympics" / Allen Guttmann, Heather Kestner, and George Eisen --
Racing with race at the Olympics : from Negro to Black to African American athlete / C. Keith Harrison --
"We showed the world the Nordic way" : skiing, Norwegians, and the winter Olympic games in the 1920s / E. John B. Allen --
Men of the game / Toby Miller --
The girls of summer : social contexts for the "Year of the Woman" at the '96 Olympics / Leslie Heywood --
Women's sports : coming of age in the third millennium / Donna A. Lopiano --
One chromosome too many? / Cheryl L. Cole --
The gay games : creating our own sports culture / Vikki Krane and Jennifer Waldron --
Carrying the torch for whom? Symbolic power and Olympic ceremony / Alan Tomlinson --
Whose ceremony is it anyway? Indigenous and Olympic interests in the festival of the dreaming / Lisa Meekison --
Who's sorry now? Drugs, sports, and the media toward 2000 / Andrea Mitchell and Helen Yeates --
The Olympics of the everyday / Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith --
Terrorism, "killing events," and their audience : fear of crime at the 2000 Olympics / John Tulloch --
The Olympic branding of aborigines : the 2000 Olympic games and Australia's indigenous peoples / Darren J. Godwell --
Bidding for the Olympics : site selection and Sydney 2000 / Ian Jobling --
Sports for all? The politics of funding, nationalism, and the quest for gold / Lynn Embrey.
Responsibility: edited by Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith.

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