The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics and the Games (BOK)

Sidonie Smith, Kay Schaffer

319,00 31900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
The Olympics thrill the world with spectacle and drama. They also carry a cultural and social significance that goes beyond the stadium, athletes and fans. The Games are arenas in which individual and team athletic achievement intersect with the politics of national identity in a global context. "The Olympics at the Millennium" offers essays that explore the cultural politics of the Games. The contributors investigate such topics as the emergence of women athletes as cultural commodities, the orchestrated spectacles of the opening and closing ceremonies, and the alternative sport culture offered via the Gay Games. Unforgettable events and decisions are discussed: Native American athlete Jim Thore winning - and losing - his two gold medals in 1912; why America was one of the few countries to actually send Jewish athletes to the "Nazi Olympics"; the disqualification of champion Ewa Klobukowska from competing as a woman, due to chromosomal testing in 1967. Written with the 2000 Sydney Games in mind, several essays address concerns with which every host country must contend, such as the threat of terrorism. Highlighting the difficult issues of racism and nationalism, another article explores the efforts of Australia's aboriginal people to define a role for themselves in the 2000 Games, as they struggle with ongoing discrimination. And with the world watching, Sydney faces profound pressure to implement a successful Olympics as a matter of national pride.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Kay Schaffer, Sidonie Smith
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780813528205
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 553 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Anthropology, Olympic & Paralympic games