Watching the Olympics
Titel: Watching the Olympics : politics, power and representation
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EditorsJohn Sugden Alan Tomlinson
Længdexiii, 258 sider
BeskrivelseIndhold: Lording it: London and the getting of the Games ; The ideals of the founding father: mythologised, evolved or betrayed? ; The promise of Olympism ; The Olympics as sovereign subject maker ; The technicolor Olympics? Race, representation and the 2012 London Games ; Youth sport and London's 2012 Olympic legacy ; Doping and the Olympics: rights, responsibilities and accountabilities (watching the athletes) ; The Olympic documentary and the "spirit of Olympism" ; Torchlight temptations: hosting the Olympics and the global gaze ; Taste, ambiguity and the cultural Olympiad ; Sex watch: surveying women's sexed and gendered bodies at the Olympics ; Children of a lesser god: Paralympics and high-performance sport ; The Olympic movement, action sports and the search for Generation Y ; Team GB, the bards of Britishness and a disunited kingdom ; The view from the pressbox: rose-tinted spectacle? ; Watched by the Games. surveillance and security at the Olympics ; Afterword. "No other anything..." The Olympic Games yesterday and today
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