National Identity and Global Sports Events

National Identity and Global Sports Events
Author: Alan Tomlinson,Christopher Young
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791482480
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Identity and Global Sports Events Book Excerpt:

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

Exploring French Text Analysis

Exploring French Text Analysis
Author: Robert H. Crawshaw,Karin Tusting
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780415184083
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring French Text Analysis Book Excerpt:

Varied and clearly presented, this book introduces students of French to a range of methods of text analysis, including stylistics and discourse analysis.

Public Culture Cultural Identity Cultural Policy

Public Culture  Cultural Identity  Cultural Policy
Author: Kevin V. Mulcahy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1137435437
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Culture Cultural Identity Cultural Policy Book Excerpt:

This book places the study of public support for the arts and culture within the prism of public policy making. It is explicitly comparative in casting cultural policy within a broad sociopolitical and historical framework. Given the complexity of national communities, there has been an absence of comparative analyses that would explain the wide variability in modes of cultural policy as reflections of public cultures and cultural identity. The discussion is internationally focused and interdisciplinary. Mulcahy contextualizes a wide variety of cultural policies and their relation to politics and identity by asking a basic question: who gets their heritage valorized and by whom is this done? The fundamental assumption is that culture is at the heart of public policy as it defines national identity and personal value.

Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events

Mega event Cities  Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events
Author: Valerie Viehoff,Gavin Poynter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN: 1317097955
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega event Cities Urban Legacies of Global Sports Events Book Excerpt:

Mega-events represent an important moment in the life of a city, providing a useful lens through which we may analyse their cultural, social, political and economic development. In the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) concerns about ’gigantism’ and wider public concerns about rising costs, it was imperative in the C21st to demonstrate the long term benefits that arose for the city and nations from hosting premier sporting events. ’London 2012’ was the first to integrate the concept of legacy from the moment a bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games was being considered. London proposed an ambitious programme of urban renewal for East London. Subsequent host city bids have adopted the ’legacy narrative’ and, as this book demonstrates, aligned this to major schemes of urban development and renewal. Bringing together scholars, practitioners and policy makers, this book focuses upon the legacies sought by cities that host major sports events. It analyses how governments, the IOC and others define and measure ’legacy’. It also focuses upon the challenges and opportunities facing future host cities of mega-events, looking at their aspirations and the intended impact upon their domestic and international development. It questions what the global shift in geographical location of mega-events means for sports development and the business of sport, what the attractions are for cities seeking to harness the hosting of a mega-event, and whether there may be longer term consequences for the bidding and hosting major sporting events in the wake of the widespread social unrest that accompanied the preparations in Brazil for hosting the FIFA World Cup (2014) and the summer Olympics (2016) and in Turkey, where there was significant opposition to bid for the 2020 summer Olympiad.

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events
Author: Kevin D Tennent,Alex G. Gillett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN: 131724060X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events Book Excerpt:

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, hosted in England. Unlike previous literature, which has tended to focus activities on the field, this book brings an institutional level approach to organizing the 1966 FIFA World Cup and examines the management process in the buildup and execution of the event. This intriguing new volume looks at the first significant UK government intervention in football and how this created a significant legacy as the government started to take a real interest in leisure facilities and stadium safety as policy areas after this competition. Foundations of Managing Sporting Events will be of considerable interest to research academics working on aspects of post war British, Imperial, and World history including sport, social, business, economic, and political history.

Global Sports Policy

Global Sports Policy
Author: Catherine Palmer
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN: 1446271668
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sports Policy Book Excerpt:

"Lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st century" - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University "This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level" - Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between: the local and the global globalization and governance new technologies human rights the environment corporate responsibility. In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society. Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport
Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN: 1134116691
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport Book Excerpt:

The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe

Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe
Author: Alan Tomlinson,Christopher Young,Richard Holt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1136660526
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

In the modern era, sport has been an important agent, and symptom, of the political, cultural and commercial pressures for convergence and globalization. In this fascinating, inter-disciplinary study, leading international scholars explore the making of modern sport in Europe, illuminating sport and its cultural and economic impacts in the context of the supra-state formations and global markets that have re-shaped national and trans-national cultures in the later twentieth century. The book focuses on the emergence and expansion of media markets, high-performance sport’s transformation by, and effects upon, Cold War dynamics and relations, and the implications of the Treaty of Rome for an emerging European identity in sport as in other areas (for example, the influence of soccer’s governing body in Europe, UEFA, and its club and international competitions). It traces the connections between the forces of ideological division, economic growth, leisure consumption, European integration and the development of European sport, and examines the role of sport in the changing relationship between Europe and the US. Illuminating a key moment in global cultural history, this book is important reading for any student or scholar working in international studies, modern history or sport.

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication
Author: PaulM. Pedersen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351550446
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication is the only book to offer a fully comprehensive and in-depth survey of the contemporary discipline of sport communication. It explores communication within, through, and for sport in all its theoretical, conceptual, cultural, behavioral, practical and managerial aspects, tracing the contours of this expansive, transdisciplinary and international discipline and demonstrating that there are few aspects of contemporary sport that don?t rely on effective communications.Including contributions from leading sport media and communications scholars and professionals from around the world, the book examines emerging (new and social) media, traditional (print, broadcast and screen) media, sociological themes in communication in sport, and management issues, at every level, from the interpersonal to communication within and between sport organisations and global institutions. Taking stock of current research, new ideas and key issues, this book is an essential reference for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in sport communication, sport business, sport management, sport marketing, communication theory, journalism, or media studies.

Globalistics and globalization studies

Globalistics and globalization studies
Author: Leonid E. Grinin,Ilya V. Ilyin,Peter Herrmann,Andrey V. Korotayev
Publsiher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022
ISBN: 5705750269
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalistics and globalization studies Book Excerpt:

The present volume is the fifth in the series of yearbooks with the title Globalistics and Globalization Studies. The subtitle of the present volume is Global Transformations and Global Future. We become more and more accustomed to think globally and to see global processes. And our future can all means be global. However, is this statement justified? Indeed, in recent years, many have begun to claim that globalization has stalled, that we are rather dealing with the process of anti-globalization. Will not we find ourselves at some point again in an edifice spanning across the globe, but divided into national apartments, separated by walls of high tariffs and mutual suspicion? Of course, some setbacks are always possible, because the process of globalization cannot develop smoothly. It is a process which is itself emerging from contradictions and is shaped by a new contradiction. They often go much further than underlying systemic changes allow. They break forward, as the vanguard of a victorious army, and then often meet resistance of various social and political forces and may suddenly start to roll back just at the moment when everyone expects their further offensive. We believe that this is what is happening with globalization at present. The yearbook will be interesting to a wide range of researchers, teachers, students and all those who are concerned about global issues.

Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events Festivals and Spectacles

Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events  Festivals and Spectacles
Author: Udo Merkel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 1137394935
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity Discourses and Communities in International Events Festivals and Spectacles Book Excerpt:

This collection focuses on the multi-layered links between international events and identity discourses. With a unique line-up of international scholars, this book offers a diverse range of exciting case studies, including sports competitions, music festivals, exhibitions, fashion shows and royal celebrations.

Modern Sports in Asia

Modern Sports in Asia
Author: Younghan Cho,Charles Leary
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1317586387
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Sports in Asia Book Excerpt:

"Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China, Myanmar, Taiwan, the Philippines, and India – and their intersections with larger social developments of colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism, and the building of modern Asia and its place in a globalized world. The case studies herein present the social history of modern team sports with standardized rules such as basketball and cricket, and less familiar sports such as fives and chinlone, as they vacillate between global and local perspectives. This book also shows that modern sports have had an important influence on the makeup of everyday life in Asia, and the essays here also consider sports’ impact on gender, body culture, and celebrity culture, among other concerns. This book painstakingly bridges the gaps between Asian Studies and Sports Studies in a way that reflects the historicity and multiplicity of sports in Asian societies. By adopting multi-disciplinary approaches, this book innovatively offers significant intersection between sociology, cultural studies and Asian studies of sport in Asia. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports

The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports
Author: Sheldon Anderson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 149851796X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics and Culture of Modern Sports Book Excerpt:

This study examines the role of modern sports in constructing national identities and the way leaders have exploited sports to achieve domestic and foreign policy goals. It focuses on the development of national sporting cultures in Great Britain and the United States, how the rest of Europe and the world adopted or rejected their games, and the impact of sports on politics.

Sport Sociology

Sport Sociology
Author: Peter Craig
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN: 1473968062
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Sociology Book Excerpt:

Any study of sport is incomplete without consideration of its social function and structures, its economic impacts both locally and globally, and its political dimension – particularly when used by nations for competitive gain. Sport Sociology provides a comprehensive overview for any student taking a course on the subject at college or university, including both established and emergent themes, from issues around power, diversity and consumerism through to newer topics such as the digital environment and climate change – both now covered in new individual chapters. Other chapters have been fully revised to include up-to-date literature and case studies, as well as new key terms and reflective tasks. A new ‘Key Thinker’ box feature included in each chapter introduces readers to an esteemed theorist relevant for the chapter topic to help link theoretical concepts to practice and offer up suggestive research directions for student assessment.

Playing to Win

Playing to Win
Author: Robert Alan Brookey,Thomas P. Oates
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-01-12
ISBN: 0253015057
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing to Win Book Excerpt:

In this era of big media franchises, sports branding has crossed platforms, so that the sport, its television broadcast, and its replication in an electronic game are packaged and promoted as part of the same fan experience. Editors Robert Alan Brookey and Thomas P. Oates trace this development back to the unexpected success of Atari's Pong in the 1970s, which provoked a flood of sport simulation games that have had an impact on every sector of the electronic game market. From golf to football, basketball to step aerobics, electronic sports games are as familiar in the American household as the televised sporting events they simulate. This book explores the points of convergence at which gaming and sports culture merge.

Sport and National Identity in the Post War World

Sport and National Identity in the Post War World
Author: Dilwyn Porter,Adrian Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1134456921
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and National Identity in the Post War World Book Excerpt:

What is the relationship between sport and national identity? What can sport tell us about changing perceptions of national identity? Bringing together the work of established historians and younger commentators, this illuminating text surveys the last half-century, giving due attention to the place of sport in our social and political history. It Includes studies of: · English football and British decline · Englishness and sport · Ethnicity and nationalism in Scotland · Social change and national pride in Wales · Irish international football and Irishness · Sport and identity in South Africa · Cricket and identity crisis in the Caribbean · Baseball, exceptionalism and American Sport · Popular mythology surrounding the sporting rivalry between New Zealand and Australia Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World presents a wealth of original research into contemporary social history and provides illuminating material for historians and sociologists alike.

Sport Representation and Evolving Identities in Europe

Sport  Representation and Evolving Identities in Europe
Author: Philip Dine,Seán Crosson
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783039119776
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Representation and Evolving Identities in Europe Book Excerpt:

Sport annually mobilizes millions of people across Europe: as practitioners in a wide variety of competitive, educational, or recreational contexts, and as spectators, who are physically present or following events through the mass media. This book presents original research into modern sport funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Its aim is to examine the distinctive contribution made by this complex phenomenon to the construction of European identities. Attention is focused on sport's social significance, as a set of mass-mediated practices and spectacles giving rise to a network of images, symbols, and discourses. The book seeks to explore, and ultimately to explain, the processes of representation and mediation involved in the sporting construction, and subsequent renegotiation, of local, national, and, increasingly, global identities. It offers a survey of key developments in sporting Europe - from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and from the Atlantic to the Urals - presenting findings by acknowledged international experts and emerging scholars at the level of individuals, communities, regions, nation-states, and Europe as a whole, in both its geographical and political incarnations. Its focus on representation offers a broadly conceived, and consciously inclusive, approach to issues of 'Europeanness' in modern and contemporary sport.

Sport and English National Identity in a Disunited Kingdom

Sport and English National Identity in a  Disunited Kingdom
Author: Tom Gibbons,Dominic Malcolm
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 131731056X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport and English National Identity in a Disunited Kingdom Book Excerpt:

Given sport’s centrality in English society, what role does it play in symbolising contemporary English national identity? This comprehensive study explores the complex set of relationships between sport and what it means to be English in the twenty-first century. The bond between sport and nationalism has long been recognised, but with increasingly vociferous separatist nationalisms threatening the dismantling of the United Kingdom, a closer analysis is timely. Part one addresses key debates regarding English national identity within the specific sporting contexts of association football, cricket, tennis, cycling and rugby. Part two discusses the complex relationship between religion, sport and English national identity as well as the attitudes and experiences of traditionally marginalized groups, including women, minority ethnic groups and disabled people. Part three considers the perspectives of the other UK nations on the link between sport and English national identity. Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom' is fascinating reading for all those with an interest in the sociology, politics and history of sport, and the study of nations, nationalism and national identity.

Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development

Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development
Author: Ricardo Melo,Claude Sobry,Derek Van Rheenen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2021-04-10
ISBN: 3030629198
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

This book outlines the impacts of small scale sport tourism events on local sustainable development in different countries. Using half marathons organized in small and medium sized cities as an example, the chapters are robust case studies, applying a unified methodology in order to provide a clear overview of the sport tourism system in each country. The book begins with a description of the methodologies used and an overview of the countries studied. The country chapters focus on several dimensions of sport tourism in each city, including but not limited to the history of past sport tourism events in the municipality, the characteristics of the city hosting the event, the demographic profile of participants in the event, and the quantifiable economic, environmental, and sociocultural impacts of the event. Each chapter concludes with analysis and policy recommendations for holding future events that contribute to local sustainable development. The book concludes by summarizing and comparing the main results across different countries, and presenting main conclusions and overarching recommendations. Written by international experts in sports tourism, this book is geared towards academic researchers and students, interested in sport tourism, sports economics, management, and sustainable development, as well as policy makers and professionals tasked with bringing such events to their cities.

Introduction to the Sociology of Sport

Introduction to the Sociology of Sport
Author: Otmar Weiss,Gilbert Norden
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 9004464719
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Sociology of Sport Book Excerpt:

Introduction to the Sociology of Sport offers a comprehensive overview of topics, theories, definitions and results of sport sociological research and discussions. A unique approach to the social specificity of sport is outlined.