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  • Native Gamesby Chris Hallinan; Barry Judd; Kevin Young

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    Research on Indigenous participation in sport offers many oppertunities to better understand the political issues of equality, empowerment, self-determination and protection of culture and identity. This volume compares and conceptualises the sociological significance of Indigenous sports in different international contexts. more...

  • Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Gamesby Jules Boykoff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics,... more...

  • THE BEIJING OLYMPIC,PROMOTING CHINAby Kevin Caffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book examines the means by which China has utilised its hosting of the Olympic Games to achieve her ambitions in embracing both soft power and hard power. It was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport . more...

  • Documenting the Beijing Olympicsby D.P. Martinez; Kevin Latham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on the processes of documenting the Beijing Olympics ? ranging from the visual (television and film) to radio and the written word ? and the meanings generated by such representations. It was published as a special issue of Sport in Society . more...

  • Representing the Nationby Claire Brewster; Keith Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Representing the Nation analyzes Mexico City?s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games and explains how international criticism over its competence re-ignited a series of long-standing stereotypes, prejudices, and divisions within Mexican society. more...

  • The London 2012 Olympicsby Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and... more...

  • 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINSby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Exploring the relationship between modern Asia and the Olympic Games, this original work focuses on the forgotten history of the 1940 Tokyo Olympics to reveal the complex and fascinating encounter between Japan and the world in the 1930s. more...

  • Golden Girlby Michael Silver; Natalie Coughlin

    Rodale 2006; US$ 19.99

    The story of Natalie Coughlin's remarkable battle back from injury and burnout to become America's Golden Girl—a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner in swimming and the most decorated female athlete at the 2004 Olympics. Five years ago, Natalie Coughlin's promising swimming career was all but extinguished when a devastating shoulder... more...

  • Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintendedby J A Mangan; Mark Dyreson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a global mega-event that occupied the attention of the... more...

  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...