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The Resource Activism and the Olympics : dissent at the games in Vancouver and London, Jules Boykoff

Activism and the Olympics : dissent at the games in Vancouver and London, Jules Boykoff

Label
Activism and the Olympics : dissent at the games in Vancouver and London
Title
Activism and the Olympics
Title remainder
dissent at the games in Vancouver and London
Statement of responsibility
Jules Boykoff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Shines a spotlight on the political underbelly of the Olympic Games. Because the Olympics have become such a multifaceted behemoth, they ramble into the path of numerous extant activist battles while spurring new ones. After presenting a brief history of political activism that challenges the Olympic Games, Boykoff turns his attention to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Games in London. He argues that anti-Olympics activism is not so much a "movement of movements" as it is a "moment of movements." During the Olympics moment, activist groups come together using the Olympics as their fight-back focal point. But, he contends, anti-Olympics activism has not yet become a social movement, as it has not robustly sustained itself through time. Activists challenging the Games tend to deploy humor-based, with-the-grain tactics to create carnivalesque spectacles to challenge the Olympic machine. Boykoff offers a critical assessment of this approach"--
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Boykoff, Jules,
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Winter Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
  • Olympics
  • Dissenters
Label
Activism and the Olympics : dissent at the games in Vancouver and London, Jules Boykoff
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Series Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: The Olympics and Me ""; ""1. Understanding the Olympic Games""; ""2. Space Matters: The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics ""; ""3. London Calling: Activism and the 2012 Summer Olympics ""; ""4. Media and the Olympics ""; ""5. Looking Ahead through the Rearview Mirror""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Control code
ocn891591006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813562032
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891591006
Label
Activism and the Olympics : dissent at the games in Vancouver and London, Jules Boykoff
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Series Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: The Olympics and Me ""; ""1. Understanding the Olympic Games""; ""2. Space Matters: The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics ""; ""3. London Calling: Activism and the 2012 Summer Olympics ""; ""4. Media and the Olympics ""; ""5. Looking Ahead through the Rearview Mirror""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Control code
ocn891591006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813562032
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891591006

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