|Horne, John / Manzenreiter, Wolfram (Hrsg.)|
Social Scientific Analyses of a Global Phenomenon
Sociological Review Monographs
1. Auflage September 2006
2006. 212 Seiten, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-5290-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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This volume offers a distinctive and timely comparative analysis of the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events throughout the world.
* A collection by leading international scholars examining sports mega-events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.
* Analyses the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events.
* Explores the costs and benefits incurred by host cities.
* Focuses on both advanced and developing cities throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia, and South Africa.
Aus dem Inhalt
1. An introduction to the sociology of sports mega-events: John Horne (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Wolfram Manzenreiter (University of Vienna, Austria).
Part 1: Sports mega-events, modernity and capitalist economies.
2. Mega-events and modernity revisited: Maurice Roche (University of Sheffield, UK).
3. The Economic Impact of Major Sport Events: Chris Gratton, Simon Shibli, and Richard Coleman (Sport Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK).
4. Urban entrepreneurship, corporate interests and sports mega-events: C. Michael Hall (University of Otago, New Zealand).
Part 2: The Glocal Politics of Sports Mega-events.
5. Underestimated costs and overestimated benefits? Comparing the outcomes of sports mega-events in Canada and Japan: David Whitson (University of Alberta, at Edmonton, Canada) and John Horne (University of Edinburgh).
6. Modernizing China in the Olympic spotlight: China's national identity and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad: Xin Xu (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan).
7. The 2010 Football World Cup as a political construct: the challenge of making good on an African promise: Scarlett Cornelissen (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and Kamilla Swart (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa).
Part 3: Power, spectacle and the city.
8. UEFA Euro 2004 Portugal: The social construction of a sports mega- event and spectacle: Salomé Marivoet (University of Coimbra, Portugal).
9. Sports spectacles, uniformities and the search for identity in late modern Japan: Wolfram Manzenreiter (Vienna University).
10. Deep play: Sports mega-events and urban social conditions in the U.S.A: Kimberly Schimmel (Kent State University, U.S.A.).
11. Olympic Urbanism and Olympic Villages: Planning strategies in olympic host cities, London 1908 - London 2012: Francesc Muñoz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain).
Notes on contributors.