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Watching the Olympics : politics, power and representation

Author: John Peter Sugden; Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Peter Sugden; Alan Tomlinson
ISBN: 9780415578325 0415578329 9780415578332 0415578337 9780203852200 0203852206
OCLC Number: 644681809
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lording it: London and the getting of the Games / Alan Tomlinson --
The ideals of the founding father: mythologized, evolved or betrayed? / Lincoln Allison --
The promise of Olympism / Graham McFee --
The Olympics as sovereign subject maker / Thomas F. Carter --
The technicolor Olympics? Race, representation and the 2012 London Games / Daniel Burdsey --
Youth sport and London's 2012 Olympic legacy / Marc Keech --
Doping and the Olympics: rights, responsibilities and accountabilities (watching the athletes) / Barrie Houlihan --
The Olympic documentary and the 'spirit of Olympism' / Ian McDonald --
Torchlight temptations: hosting the Olympics and the global gaze / David Rowe and Jim McKay --
Taste, ambiguity and the Cultural Olympiad / Shane Collins and Catherine Palmer --
Sex watch: surveying women's sexed and gendered bodies at the Olympics / Jayne Caudwell --
Children of a lesser God: Paralympics and high-performance sport / P. David Howe --
The Olympic Movement, action sports, and the search for Generation Y / Holly Thorpe and Belinda Wheaton --
Team GB, the bards of Britishness and a disunited kingdom / Mark Perryman --
The view from the pressbox: rose-tinted spectacle? / Rob Steen --
Watched by the games: surveillance and security at the Olympics / John Sugden --
Afterword. 'No other anything ... ': the Olympic Games yesterday and today / John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson.
Responsibility: edited by John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson.

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