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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:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the past, present and future of the Olympic Games; and addresses various social issues concerning the Olympic Movement, including politics and nationalism, mass media, doping, the place of women, as well as the economics and financing of the Games. This second edition consists of 11 chapters and a subject index.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Toohey, Kristine.
Olympic games.
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2007025556
(OCoLC)144521478
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristine Toohey; Anthony James Veal
ISBN: 9781845933555 1845933559
OCLC Number: 181372823
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Kristine Toohey and A.J. Veal.

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This book looks at the past, present and future of the Olympic Games; and addresses various social issues concerning the Olympic Movement, including politics and nationalism, mass media, doping, the place of women, as well as the economics and financing of the Games. This second edition consists of 11 chapters and a subject index.

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