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The Resource Mega-events as economies of the imagination : creating atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, Rodanthi Tzanelli

Mega-events as economies of the imagination : creating atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, Rodanthi Tzanelli

Label
Mega-events as economies of the imagination : creating atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020
Title
Mega-events as economies of the imagination
Title remainder
creating atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020
Statement of responsibility
Rodanthi Tzanelli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place's social and cultural rhythms, when the eyes of the world are turned on it?Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination examines ephemeral and solidified atmospheres in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the handover ceremony to Tokyo for the 2020 Games. Indeed, highlighting the various social and cultural implications upon these Olympic Games hosts, Tzanelli argues that the 'Olympic City' is produced by aesthetic "imagineers", mobile groups of architects, artists and entrepreneurs, who aesthetically 'engineer' native cultures as utopias. Thus, it is explored as to how Rio and Tokyo's "imagineers" problematize notions of creativity, cosmopolitan togetherness and belonging. Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination will appeal to postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professionals interested in fields such as: Globalization Studies, Mobility Theory, Cultural Sociology, International Political Economy, Conference and Event Management, Tourism Studies and Migration Studies."--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tzanelli, Rodanthi,
Dewey number
306.483
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Advances in Sociology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympics
Label
Mega-events as economies of the imagination : creating atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, Rodanthi Tzanelli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Staging the mega-event: Militourist imaginaries in an Olympic city -- Globalising utopias: Imagineering the Olympic event, making the world -- Tomorrow never comes: Rio's museum of our futures -- Choreomobility and artistic worldmaking: Retrieving Rio's submerged centre -- The opening and closing ceremonies: migration, nostalgia and the making of tourism mobilities -- Tokyo 2020: urban amnesia and the technoromantic spirit of capitalism -- The Handover Ceremony: digital gift economies in a global city -- Conclusion: Dark journeys and hopeful futures
Control code
on1007077188
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351470452
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007077188
Label
Mega-events as economies of the imagination : creating atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, Rodanthi Tzanelli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Staging the mega-event: Militourist imaginaries in an Olympic city -- Globalising utopias: Imagineering the Olympic event, making the world -- Tomorrow never comes: Rio's museum of our futures -- Choreomobility and artistic worldmaking: Retrieving Rio's submerged centre -- The opening and closing ceremonies: migration, nostalgia and the making of tourism mobilities -- Tokyo 2020: urban amnesia and the technoromantic spirit of capitalism -- The Handover Ceremony: digital gift economies in a global city -- Conclusion: Dark journeys and hopeful futures
Control code
on1007077188
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351470452
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1007077188

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