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Title Olympic games as performance and public event : the case of the XVII Winter Olympic Games in Norway / edited by Arne Martin Klausen
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 1999


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Description x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Arne Martin Klausen -- 2. Anthropology at the Olympic Games: An Overview / John J. MacAloon -- 3. Norwegian Culture and Olympism: Confrontations and Adaptations / Arne Martin Klausen -- 4. 'In the Heart of the Volcano': The Olympic Games as Mega Drama / Odd Are Berkaak -- 5. The Torch Relay: Reinvention of Tradition and Conflict with the Greeks / Arne Martin Klausen -- 6. Producing Norwegian Culture for Domestic and Foreign Gazes: The Lillehammer Olympic Opening Ceremony / Roel Puijk -- 7. A Place in the Sun: The Vernacular Landscape as Olympic Venue / Odd Are Berkaak -- 8. Equality, Hierarchy and Pure Categories: Gender Images in the Winter Olympics / Ingrid Rudie -- 9. The Spectacle of Heroic Masculinity: Vegard Ulvang and Alberto Tomba in the Olympic Winter Games of Albertville / Eduardo P. Archetti
Summary "In response to the rapidly growing interest of social scientists worldwide in sports as important "public events," in particular the Olympic Games, the authors of these specially commissioned papers examine various aspects of the Lillehammer Games of 1994, specifically as it relates to Norwegian culture and ethos. As the first analysis of the Winter Olympic Games as a mega-event, this volume includes in-depth discussion of problems such as gender as related to nature and culture, masculinity and heroism, national identity and invention of tradition, and the impact of venue construction on a traditional cultural landscape."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Olympic Winter Games (17th : 1994 : Lillehammer, Norway)
Olympics -- Social aspects -- Norway.
Nationalism and sports -- Norway.
Author Klausen, Arne Martin, 1927-
LC no. 98049638
ISBN 1571812032 paperback alkaline paper
1571817069 alkaline paper