National Identity and Global Sports Events: Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup
National Identity and Global Sports Events looks at the significance of international sporting events and why they generate enormous audiences worldwide. Focusing on the Olympic Games and the men’s football (soccer) World Cup, the contributors examine the political, cultural, economic, and ideological influences that frame these events. Selected case studies include the 1936 Nazi Olympics in Berlin, the 1934 World Cup Finals in Italy, the unique case of the 1972 Munich Games, the transformative 1984 Games in Los Angeles, and the 2002 Asian World Cup Finals, among others. The case studies show how the Olympics and the World Cup Finals provide a basis for the articulation of entrenched and dominant political ideologies, encourage persisting senses of national identity, and act as barometers for the changing ideological climate of the modern and increasingly globalized contemporary world. Through rigorous scholarly analyses, the book’s contributors help to illuminate the increasing significance of large-scale sporting events on the international stage.
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Culture Politics and Spectacle in the Global Sports EventAn Introduction
The Theory of Spectacle Reviewing Olympic Ethnography
Italy 1934 Football and Fascism
Berlin 1936 The Most Controversial Olympics
England 1966 Traditional and Modern?
Mexico City 1968 Sombreros and Skyscrapers
Munich 1972 Representing the Nation
Argentina 1978 Military Nationalism Football Essentialism and Moral Ambivalence
Los Angeles 1984 and 1932 Commercializing the American Dream
Barcelona 1992 Evaluating the Olympic Legacy
Sydney 2000 Sociality and Spatiality in Global Media Events
Korea and Japan 2002 Public Space and Popular Celebration
CL Cole and Michael A Messner editors
Moscow 1980 Stalinism or Good Clean Fun?
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