Leisure Culture and the Olympic Games

Leisure  Culture and the Olympic Games

INTRODUCTION. Leisure,. culture. and. the. Olympic. games. When it was
announced that the publisher of Leisure Studies, Taylor and Francis, intended to
produce a set of Olympic Games-themed special issues of journals to serve as a
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Author: John Horne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134923045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This edited collection contains six refreshing critical assessments of the leisure-sport relationship from societies that have staged the Olympic and Paralympic Games and contains valuable information for those who live in societies that aspire to host the Games. The collection begins and ends with discussions of the Olympic Games as a platform for protest. The first and last chapters consider the changing political relationships from 1968 in Mexico City, when one of the most politically-charged gestures ever made by athletes took place, and the campaigns surrounding the ethical responsibilities of those hosting the Olympics in London in 2012. Other chapters consider the sociocultural legacy of the Seoul Olympics, assess the likely regeneration legacies of the London 2012 Games, examine the relationship between hosting societies and indigenous cultures and analyse the effectiveness and appeal of Olympic mascots. This collection provides not just insight into the past and present effects of the Olympic and Paralympic Games but also offers readers the opportunity to reflect upon and consider the impact of these sports mega-events on their everyday lives. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games

1. Introduction: Studying. the. Olympic. Games. Olympism is a philosophy of life,
exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind.
Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life
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Author: Kristine Toohey

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845933555

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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This 2nd edition of a highly successful book (published in 2000) provides a comprehensive, critical analysis of the Olympic Games using a multi-disciplinary social science approach. This revised edition contains much new data relating to the Sydney 2000 Games and their aftermath; and preparations for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. The book is broad-ranging and independent in its coverage, and includes the use of drugs, sex testing, accusations of power abuse among members of the IOC, the Games as a stage for political protest, media-related controversies, economic costs and benefits of the Games and historical conflicts between organizers and host communities.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Introduction to Olympic Movement

Introduction to Olympic Movement

Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission The IOC through 'culture and olympic
heritage commission' has launched a series of programs and activities, such as
the World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture, that contribute to raising
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Author: Dr. Mandeep Singh Nathial

Publisher: Friends Publications India

ISBN: 9789388457811

Category: Education

Page: 132

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The purpose of the book is to provide adequate text material for the students. The book is divided into four units, i.e., Origin of Olympic Movement, Modern Olympic Games, Different Olympic Games and Committees of Olympic Games. The book is written in a simple and easy language.
Categories: Education

Sport Culture and Society

Sport  Culture and Society

An Introduction Grant Jarvie. BOX 11.1 THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT AND
AGENDA 21 In 1999 the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) adopted the
IOC Agenda 21 which proposed ways for individuals and groups in sports to
develop ...

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415306477

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 414

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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sports around the World History Culture and Practice 4 volumes

Sports around the World  History  Culture  and Practice  4 volumes

The sport was developed by Kanô Jigorô, an educator, who later became the first
International Olympic Committee (IOC) ... being responsible for the development
of the colored belt system in the 1920s and the introduction of weight classes.

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1848

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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed
Categories: Sports & Recreation

National Identity and Global Sports Events

National Identity and Global Sports Events

Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup Alan
Tomlinson, Christopher Young. Sydney. 2000. Sociality. and. Spatiality. in. Global
. Media. Events. David Rowe and Deborah Stevenson. INTRODUCTION.

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791482483

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 253

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Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

An Introduction to Visual Culture

An Introduction to Visual Culture

culture? MODERN LIFE TAKES place onscreen. Life in industrialized countries is
increasingly lived under constant video ... The bombing at the 1996 Atlanta
Olympic Games was captured for endless replay by a casual interface of visual ...

Author: Nicholas Mirzoeff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415158763

Category: Art

Page: 274

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The author traces the history and theory of visual culture asking how and why visual media have become so central to contemporary everday life. He explores a wide range of visual forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, television, cinema, virtual reality, and the Internet while addressing the subjects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the body, and the international media event that followed the death of Princess Diana.
Categories: Art

Social Networks and the Economics of Sports

Social Networks and the Economics of Sports

We conclude that there is a big divide, between football, and all the other Olympic
sports put together. In Europe ... of sport · Portugal · Football · Olympic games ·
Policy · Culture · Investments · Results 1 Introduction Portugal is not a big country.

Author: Panos M. Pardalos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319084404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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This book presents recent research developments in social networks, economics, management, marketing and optimization applied to sports. The volume will be of interest to students, researchers, managers from sports, policy makers and as well athletes. In particular the book contains research papers and reviews addressing the following issues: social network tools for player selection, movement and pricing in team sports, methods for ranking teams and evaluating players' performance, economics and marketing issues related to sports clubs, techniques for predicting outcomes of sports competitions, optimal strategies in sports, scheduling and managing sports tournaments, optimal referee assignment techniques and the economics and marketing of sports entertainment.
Categories: Business & Economics

World Culture EPZ Edition

World Culture  EPZ Edition

Introduction: The. Olympic. Games. and. the. Meaning. of. World. Culture. The
Olympic Games and World Culture The first modern Olympiad, held in Athens in
1896, hardly lived up to the grand vision of its organizers. Though they seemed
an ...

Author: Frank J. Lechner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405141178

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book gives a historical treatment of the development of world culture and assesses the complex impact of world culture on people, organizations, and societies. This is a provocative, synthetic, and grounded interpretation of world culture that is essential for any student or scholar of globalization and world affairs. Traces world culture back from the mid-19th century to the present day Includes numerous illustrations of key issues and empirical research Written in lively, accessible language for the student and general scholar
Categories: Political Science

James Bond and Popular Culture

James Bond and Popular Culture

Introduction. Whiffs of expectation began to form on the horizon of popular culture
in early2012. Cinematic James Bond would beturning 50and honoring him
became aworldwide event. Even the 2012 Summer Olympics in London included
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Author: Michele Brittany

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618210

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt’s comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan’s Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy genre, and the recent 007 Legends video game. This collection of new essays analyzes Bond’s phenomenal literary and filmic influence over the past 50-plus years. The 14 essays are categorized into five parts: film, television, literature, lifestyle (emphasis on fashion and home décor), and the Bond persona reinterpreted.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Watching the Olympics

Watching the Olympics

Shane Collins and Catherine Palmer Introduction The 1948 London Olympics
embodied Pierre de Coubertin's ideal of bringing 'sport' and 'culture' together in
the one event. Arts and cultural competitions were held alongside sporting events
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Author: John Sugden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136974854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Global sporting events involve the creation, management and mediation of cultural meanings for consumption by massive media audiences. The apotheosis of this cultural form is the Olympic Games. This challenging and provocative new book explores the Olympic spectacle, from the multi-media bidding process and the branding and imaging of the Games, to security, surveillance and control of the Olympic product across all of its levels. The book argues that the process of commercialization, directed by the IOC itself, has enabled audiences to interpret its traditional objects in non-reverential ways and to develop oppositional interpretations of Olympism. The Olympics have become multi-voiced and many themed, and the spectacle of the contemporary Games raises important questions about institutionalization, the doctrine of individualism, the advance of market capitalism, performance, consumption and the consolidation of global society. With particular focus on the London Games in 2012, the book casts a critical eye over the bidding process, Olympic finance, promises of legacy and development, and the consequences of hosting the Games for the civil rights and liberties of those living in their shadow. Few studies have offered such close scrutiny of the inner workings of Olympism’s political and economic network, and, therefore, this book is indispensible reading for any student or researcher with an interest in the Olympics, sport's multiple impacts, or sporting mega-events.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A History of Popular Culture

A History of Popular Culture

Introduction. Contemporary popular culture is almost without definition, so all-
embracing are its subjects, so far are its ... game that was the sensation of the
2010 Winter Olympics (website “Olympic Hockey Finale Drew Huge Ratings”
2012).

Author: Raymond F. Betts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415674362

Category: History

Page: 185

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This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world since the end of World War Two: instantaneous communications, widespread consumption in a market-based economy and the visualization of reality. Betts considers the dominance of American entertainment media and habits of consumption, assessing adaptation and negative reactions to this influence. The author surveys a wide range of topics, including: the emergence and conditions of modern popular culture the effects of global conflict the phenomenon and effects of urbanization the changing demography of the political arena and the work place the development of contemporary music culture film, television and visual experience the growth of sport as a commercial enterprise. Now updated, by Lyz Bly, to include major developments such as blogs and social networks, YouTube.com, and enhanced technologies such as the iPhone, iPod, and iPad as well as the way in which the internet has reshaped the ways we consume media. The book provides an engaging introduction to this pervasive and ever-changing subject.
Categories: History

Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event

Olympic Games as Performance and Public Event

The Case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway Arne Martin Klausen.
Chapter 6 PRODUCING NORWEGIAN CULTURE FOR DOMESTIC AND
FOREIGN GAZES : The Lillehammer Olympic Opening ... ( The largest
Norwegian newspaper VG [ Verdens Gang ) 13 February 1994 ) Introduction
When the Olympic Games ...

Author: Arne Martin Klausen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571817069

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Discusses how the winter games related to Norwegian culture and ethos
Categories: Social Science

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

olympics. and. the. almunia. Case. Introduction to more fully understand whether
the relationship between English national identity and football fan culture painted
by the author's observations of fan's actions during World Cup 2006 were an ...

Author: Dr Tom Gibbons

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472423283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Examining football fans’ expressions of Englishness in public houses and online spaces, the author discusses the effects of globalisation, European integration and UK devolution on English society, revealing that the use of the St George’s Cross does not signal the emergence of a specifically ‘English’ national consciousness, but in fact masks a more complex, multi-layered process of national identity construction. A detailed and grounded study of identity, nationalism and globalisation amongst football fans, English National Identity and Football Fan Culture will appeal to scholars and students of politics, sociology and anthropology with interests in ethnography, the sociology of sport, fan cultures, globalisation and contemporary national identities.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Internationalism in the Olympic Movement

Internationalism in the Olympic Movement

Idea and Reality between Nations, Cultures, and People Holger Preuss, Karsten
Liese. Olympic Rings as a Brand and Symbol for Internationalism - A North
American Perspective Benoit Séguin 1 Introduction Baron Pierre de Coubertin's ...

Author: Holger Preuss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3531928910

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Papers presented at a conference held at Universit'at Mainz on May 22, 2009.
Categories: Social Science

Sports Culture

Sports Culture

Introduction. What is sports culture? Over the next four years, there will be
soccer's World Cup finals, a Goodwill Games, the Rugby World Cup, a
Commonwealth games, two Olympic games, winter and summer, two World
Track and Field ...

Author: Ernest Cashmore

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415181693

Category: Reference

Page: 482

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Looks at the cultural aspects of sports, covering such topics as racism, sexism, violence, drug abuse, gambling, and politics.
Categories: Reference

Opening ceremonies of Olympic Games and their cultural applications

Opening ceremonies of Olympic Games and their cultural applications

Introduction The Olympic Games are without doubt an intercultural mega event. ...
national and Olympic symbols, heroes and rituals expressed during those shows
and analyze the underlying values and beliefs that form those cultures.

Author: Silke Specht

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656487678

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 20

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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 1,0, University of Southern Denmark, language: English, abstract: The Olympic Games are without doubt an intercultural mega event. In this essay I have a look on the opening ceremonies of the two last Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver and 2008 in Beijing. I shed light on the various cultural aspects encompassed in those ceremonies, differentiating between national and Olympic symbols, heroes and rituals expressed during those shows and analyze the underlying values and beliefs that form those cultures. In the final part of this essay I discuss the development of opening ceremonies towards national advertisement disregarding minorities in the national and Olympic societies. I use different theories about culture and its appearance to interpret the opening ceremonies in Vancouver and Beijing. I compare both Olympics, even though it must be stated that there is an enormous difference between Summer and Winter Olympics with regard to participating nations and sports. The idea of analyzing the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games rests on the expectation that those were the moments at which cultural differences become most obvious for the worldwide TV audience. It is expected that especially cultural differences between the athletes can be seen during the different competitions, but as I have no source about what happened behind the various TV cameras I can hardly analyze those aspects of intercultural interaction. Furthermore all Olympic opening ceremonies share some elements that are implemented in the idea of the Olympic movement. It should therefore be possible to find those elements, analyze their meaning for the Olympic movement and separate it from all the other ‘show’ elements that are essential for today’s opening ceremonies. In this essay I answer the question how we (the non-host community) perceive the host nation’s culture as it is expressed during the opening ceremony. I also analyze critics of the Olympic opening ceremonies, not only concerning the ‘ignorance’ of minorities, but also the use of ‘fakes’ to make the whole ceremony look bigger and more glamorous than it really is. I will also pace the question whether it is really necessary to make every new opening ceremony bigger and more expensive than the ones before and whether this does clash with the values of the Olympic movement.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

New Perspectives on the Research of Chinese Culture

New Perspectives on the Research of Chinese Culture

Introduction. There was a sound problem in the opening ceremony of the 2008
Beijing Olympic Games, a spectacular show of Chinese culture and history. It
featured an angelic girl singing with a sweet voice; her projection of innocence
and ...

Author: Pei-kai Cheng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789814021784

Category: History

Page: 154

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This volume contains high quality articles, originally published in Chinese in the Chinese Journal Jiuzhou Xuelin [Chinese Cultural Quarterly] and new articles written on special invitation by established scholars in the field. The theme of the volume is 'New Perspectives on Research of Chinese Culture', introducing the latest trends and new developments in the research into Chinese history, humanities, music and geography. The articles are written by well-known scholars in the field who examine Chinese culture from various new perspectives adopting different research methods.
Categories: History

The Olympic Movement on Its Way Into Chinese Culture

The Olympic Movement on Its Way Into Chinese Culture

Chapter 1 Introduction : Significance , Issues , and Theory csignificance of this
work to Sport Studies and Ethnology For nearly a century now , the world has
engaged in what may be the greatest ethnological experiment of all time , but few
 ...

Author: Susan Elaine Brownell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106012887052

Category: Olympics

Page: 848

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Categories: Olympics

Culture on Ice

Culture on Ice

Introduction The popularity of figure skating as a spectator sport increased
enormously during the past decade , leading to ... and a proliferation of new
competitive opportunities and shows for both Olympic - eligible and professional
skaters .

Author: Ellyn Kestnbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 081956642X

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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The first in-depth, critical look at figure skating.
Categories: Social Science