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Title Rethinking the Olympics : cultural histories of the modern Games / Robert K. Barney, editor
Published Morgantown, WV : Fitness Information Technology, [2010]


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 MELB  796.4809 Bar/Rto  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 491 pages ; 23 cm
Series Sport & global cultures series
Sport & global cultures series.
Contents Part I. setting the stage. Section I. The legacy of antiquity. Stadium and arena: reflections on Greek, Roman, and contemporary social history / Michael B. Poliakoff -- The Olympic games 393 A.D.-1896 A.D.: the genealogy of an idea in literature, music, and dance / Jeffry O. Segrave -- On the source of the Olympic credo / Davic C. Young -- More on the Olympic saying, it's more important / David C. Young -- Section II. Modern evolution. Coubertin's ideology of Olympism from the perspective of the history of ideas / Sigmund Loland -- Cosmopolitanism, Olympism, and nationalism: a critical interpretation of Coubertin's ideal of international sporting life / William J. Morgan -- Section III. The most controversial games - Berlin 1936. France, Coubertin, and the Nazi Olympics: the response / W. J. Murray -- The Nazi Olympics: a reinterpretation / James M. Pitsula --
Part II. Persistent problems, issues, and crises. Section I. Performance enhancement. "Cells or soaring?": historical reflections on vision of the body, athletics, and modern Olympism / Roberta J. Park -- Sport, drugs, and the Cold War: the conundrum of Olympic doping policy, 1970-1979 / Thomas M. Hunt -- Section II. The rise of commercialism. Marketing national identity: the Olympic games of 1932 and American culture / Mark Dyreson -- Family Feud: revenue and IOC-USOC relations / Robert K. Barney, Stephen R. Wenn, Scott G. Martyn -- Section III. Enduring controversies. The rise and fall of soviet Olympic champions / Jim Riordan -- Persistent resistance: leadership positions for women in Olympic sport governing bodies / Jan Rintala and Judith A. Bischoff -- Gifts of corruption? Ambiguities of obligation in the Olympic movement / Douglas Booth -- Section IV. The politics of hosting Olympic games. Olympic hosting in Canada: promotional ambitions, political challenges / David Whitson -- The "Mormon games": religion, media, cultural politics and the Salt Lake winter games / Larry R. Gerlach -- Part III. Globalization and facing the future. Modern sport and Olympic games: the problematic complexities raised by the dynamics of globalization / Deane Neubauer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Olympics -- History.
Author Barney, Robert K. (Robert Knight), 1932-
LC no. 2009942556
ISBN 1935412051