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Author Toohey, Kristine Margaret

Title The Olympic games : a social science perspective / Kristine Toohey and A.J. Veal
Published Wallingford, UK ; New York : CABI Pub., [2000]


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 MELB  796.48 Too/Oga  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Ancient Olympics and their Relevance to the Modern Games -- 3. The Revival of the Olympic Games -- 4. The Modern Olympic Phenomenon -- 5. Politics, Nationalism and the Olympic Movement -- 6. The Economics and Financing of the Games -- 7. The Olympics and the Mass Media -- 8. Drugs in the Olympics: You Show Me Yours and I'll Show You Mine -- 9. Women and the Olympic Games -- 10. Case-studies -- 11. The Future of the Olympic Games -- App I. Web-sites, Films, Videos and CDs
Summary "This unique book provides a comprehensieve, critical analysis of the contemporary sporting and cultural phenomenon that is the Olympic Games. It draws on a range of perspectives including sociology, political science, history, and economics. It highlights the critical issues relating to the Games and looks forward to the 2000 Games to held in Sydney. Accessible to the general reader, it is also for students in leisure and sports studies and related areas and contains a guide to the extensive literature available."--Book jacket
Analysis Case studies
Drug use and abuse
Mass media
Olympic Games
Overseas item
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Subject Olympics -- History.
Olympics -- Social aspects.
Author Veal, Anthony James.
LC no. 99037882
ISBN 0851993427 (paperback)