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Title Sports mega-events : social scientific analyses of a global phenomenon / edited by John Horne and Wolfram Manzenreiter.

Imprint Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub./Sociological Review, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.483 Sp673 2006    ---  Available
Description 199 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series The Sociological review monographs
Sociological review monograph.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents An introduction to the sociology of sports mega-events / John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter -- pt. 1. Sports mega-events, modernity and capitalist economies -- Mega-events and modernity revisited : globalization and the case of the Olympics / Maurice Roche -- The economic impact of major sports events : a review of ten events in the UK / Chris Gratton, Simon Shibli, Richard Coleman -- Urban entrepreneurship, corporate interests and sports mega-events : the thin policies of competitiveness within the hard outcomes of neoliberalism / C. Michael Hall -- pt. 2. The global politics of sports mega-events -- Underestimated costs and overestimated benefits? Comparing the outcomes of sports mega-events in Canada and Japan / David Whitson, John Horne -- Modernizing China in the Olympic spotlight : China's national identity and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad / Xin Xu -- The 2010 Football World Cup as a political construct : the challenge of making good on an African promise / Scarlett Cornelissen, Kamilla Swart -- pt. 3. Sports mega-events, power, spectacle and the city -- UEFA Euro 2004 Portugal : the social construction of a sports mega-event and spectacle / Salome Marivoet -- Sport spectacles, uniformities and the search for identity in late modern Japan / Wolfram Manzenreiter -- Deep play : sports mega-events and urban social conditions in the USA / Kimberly S. Schimmel -- Olympic urbanism and Olympic villages : planning strategies in Olympic host cities, London 1908 to London 2012 / Francesc Mu~noz.
Subject Sports tournaments -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Sports -- Sociological aspects -- Case studies.
Added Author Horne, John, 1955-
Manzenreiter, Wolfram.
ISBN 1405152907 (pbk.)
9781405152907 (pbk.)
Standard No. YDXCP 2439219
NLGGC 29721697X
NZ1 10866150
AU@ 000040424424

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