By Kevin Böttger
By Kevin Böttger
By Andrew C. Billings,James R. Angelini,Paul J. MacArthur
As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast assurance turns into larger, extra complicated, and extra subtle. half carrying occasion, half truth convey, and half international competition, the Olympics could be obvious as either intensely nationalistic and a party of a shared experience of foreign neighborhood. This ebook sheds new gentle on how the Olympic adventure has been formed by way of tv and elevated throughout a number of structures and codecs.
Combining a large number of techniques starting from interviews to content material analyses to viewers surveys, the publication explores the construction, impression, and importance of Olympic media in modern society. outfitted on a relevant case research of NBC’s assurance of the Rio video games in 2016, that's then positioned inside of twenty years of content material analyses, the e-book specializes in the full Olympic tv approach from construction to content material to results.
Touching on key topics comparable to race, gender, historical past, consumerism, id, nationalism, and storytelling, Olympic tv: Broadcasting the largest convey on Earth is interesting interpreting for any pupil or pupil with an curiosity in game, media, and the worldwide effect of mega-events.
By Heather Sykes
This tough new examine examines gender and sexuality with regards to the ‘roving colonialism’ of recreation mega-events. outfitted round 4 case experiences in postcolonial and settler colonial contexts—the Olympics in Vancouver, London and Sochi and football lovers within the Egyptian revolution—the e-book examines carrying 'homonationalism' and anti-colonial resistance.
The first half discusses varied moments of ‘homonationalism’ in activity. the second one half explores how indigenous and anti-colonial protests opposed to mega-sport occasions result in varied perspectives approximately gender and sexuality politics in activity. It deals a serious counter-narrative to the view that homosexual and lesbian inclusion in international exercises is just an issue of common human rights. The publication demands LGBT social activities in recreation to maneuver clear of complicity with neoliberalism, nationalism and colonial-racial logics, fairly Islamophobia, towards a decolonial politics of solidarity.
Theoretically subtle and empirically grounded, this publication attracts jointly very important threads within the modern examine of game to light up the connection among game and wider society. it will likely be attention-grabbing studying for any scholar or researcher drawn to the sociology of game, Olympic reports, gender and sexuality reports, postcolonial stories, indigenous reports, settler colonial experiences or the politics of race and inclusion.
By Simon Darcy,Jerome F. Singleton
Disability is a posh multidimensional social build the place the kind of incapacity and the extent of aid of people should be thought of inside relaxation provision. In a rest context, individuals with a incapacity usually face a mess of constraints to participation. although, whilst relaxation is feasible, the advantages are big and price pursuing. whereas different marginalised populations have acquired loads of consciousness throughout disciplines and within the box of relaxation and sport, incapacity has got relatively much less realization and customarily in isolation to the relaxation context. This ebook concentrates on "disability citizenship in leisure".
The chapters concentrate on analyzing the rest lives of individuals with forms of incapacity through assisting their rest endeavours via innovations in expertise, carrier provision and the mind's eye. every one bankruptcy has a special social atmosphere, comprises varied teams of individuals with incapacity, and demanding situations traditional knowledge approximately what's attainable while skill is obvious, nurtured and, then, flourishing with the possibilities supplied.
Rather than relaxation being noticeable in isolation, the context of this book explores relaxation as a part of daily lives via valuing administration concerns that centre on constraints to activity participation, offer aspect attributes, player behaviours, intake of incapacity recreation, coverage implementation, and sponsor congruence. We situate the booklet within the context of extra difficult researchers to imagine past incapacity as a context of their learn and engagement of the individual as a citizen in relaxation possibilities, rather than a disability.
This e-book was once released as a unique factor of Annals of relaxation Research.
By Yumi Oshima
By Anthony Bateman
Despite the shut and longstanding hyperlinks among activity and tune, the relationships among those major cultural varieties were fairly overlooked. This ebook addresses the oversight with a chain of hugely unique essays written via authors from more than a few educational disciplines together with background, psychology, musicology and cultural reports. It offers with issues together with activity in tune; tune in game; using track in mass physical activities; and recreation, song and protest. In so doing, the booklet increases a number of very important subject matters similar to own and collective identification, cultural price, ideology, globalisation and the commercialisation of activity. in addition to contemplating the sport/music nexus in nice Britain, the gathering examines recreation and tune in eire, the USA, Germany and the previous Soviet Union, in addition to within the Olympic circulation. Musical types and genres mentioned are assorted and contain classical, rock, song corridor and football-terrace chants. For anyone with an curiosity in recreation, track or either, this assortment will end up an stress-free and stimulating learn.
This e-book used to be formerly released as a distinct factor of Sport in Society.
By Vassil Girginov
The guide of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic video games is the 1st authoritative and finished account of the world’s maximum wearing and cultural occasion. It tells the whole tale of the 2012 video games from inception, during the profitable bidding strategy and the making plans and guidance part, to supply, the post-Games interval and legacy. Written by way of a world-class staff of foreign Olympic students, the ebook deals severe research of the social, cultural, political, old, financial and wearing context of the video games. From the political, advertisement and structural complexities of establishing an occasion on any such scale, to the carrying motion that holds the eye of the area, this ebook illuminates the major points of the 2012 video games, assisting us to raised comprehend the very important function that recreation and tradition play in modern international society.
The e-book is split into volumes: quantity - Celebrating the video games, examines the interval of festival and instantly afterwards, overlaying key subject matters such as:
Richly illustrated with the non-public debts of key stakeholders, from activities directors and politicians to athletes and spectators, and together with crucial facts and evocative visible fabric, this publication is key studying for anyone with a private or specialist curiosity within the Olympic and Paralympic video games, international tradition or the improvement of sport.
By Linda K. Fuller
By Howard L. Nixon
The unmatched sum of money poured into the school athletic procedure has made activities courses breeding grounds for corruption whereas diverting the most important assets from the educational venture of universities. Like cash in Washington politics, the effect got via a posh set of self-interested actors heavily undermines circulation towards reform whereas trapping universities in a cycle of escalating pageant. Longtime activity sociologist Howard L. Nixon II methods the problem from the point of view of school presidents—how they're seduced via status or careworn by means of economics into development courses that stream faculties towards a advertisement version of athletics.
Nixon situates his research within the context of what he calls "the intercollegiate golden triangle," a robust social community of athletic, media, and personal company advertisement pursuits. This community lures presidents and different college leaders into an athletic palms race with supplies of institutional improvements, elevated enrollments, larger pupil morale, greater alumni loyalty, extra monetary contributions, and better prestige.
These delivers can cloud the judgment of faculty presidents and governing forums, entangling them in an athletic seize that restricts their impression. not able to regulate spending, inequalities, and deviance inside commercialized athletic courses, universities are ensnared in monetary, political, and social duties which are tough to sustain—or get away. Nixon clarifies the constitution of this catch, describes how larger schooling associations fall into it, and explores what it ability for associations and presidents stuck in it.
This well timed research additionally has relevance to the debates concerning the function of the NCAA and ongoing reform efforts in university activities. The Athletic Trap can be of curiosity to school presidents, board participants, and directors, activity sociologists all for the stability of strength among teachers and athletics, and an individual else with a significant curiosity in university activities and its future.
By Mike Brown,Barbara Humberstone