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  • Representing the Nationby Claire Brewster; Keith Brewster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Mexico City?s staging of the 1968 Olympic Games should have been a pinnacle in Mexico?s post-revolutionary development: a moment when a nation at ease with itself played proud host to a global celebration of youthful vigour. Representing the Nation argues, however, that from the moment that the city won the bid, the Mexican elite displayed an innate... more...

  • The Beijing Olympics: Promoting Chinaby Kevin Caffrey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Beijing 2008 Olympic ceremonies were spectacular performances and technological accomplishments by the People?s Republic of China. However, the audience in Beijing was only the most overt element of a global audience receiving the message of the Games. For this global audience, the Beijing performances were a harbinger of wider regional and international... more...

  • Beijing 2008: Preparing for Gloryby J.A. Mangan; Dong Jinxia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's anticipated moment of glory on the world stage. The Beijing... more...

  • The Olympic Odysseyby Phil Cousineau

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 17.95

    This book was purchased by the US Olympic Committee and given to each member of the US Olympic Team of the Summer 2004 Games as well as those participating in the Special Olympics. Nothing draws people together quite like sports. This book explores exactly why that is. In anticipation of the nostalgic return of the Games to Greece in 2004, mythologist... more...

  • This Great Symbolby John J. MacAloon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological theories skilfully employed to interpret the creation... more...

  • Watching the Olympicsby John Sugden; Alan Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    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... more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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. What were the ?key? stories and how were they chosen? What was dramatised? Who were the heroes? Which ?clashes? were highlighted and how? What sorts... more...

  • The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympicsby Sandra Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ?the East and the West? by analyzing the deliberate self-presentational... more...