Olympic Games A Social Science Perspective

Olympic Games A Social Science Perspective
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  • ISBN-13: 9780851993423
  • ISBN: 0851993427
  • Publisher: CABI


Toohey, K., Veal, A. J.


This book is unique in that it is the first to provide a comprehensive, critical analysis of the contemporary sporting and cultural phenomenon that is the Olympic Games. It draws on a range of social science perspectives, including sociology, political science, history and economics and highlights the critical issues relating to the Games. The book examines the role of politics and nationalism in the development of the Games, the economics and financing of the Games, roles that the mass media has played, control of performance enhancing drugs, equity and women's participation and other fascinating aspects of one of the rare cultural events that is shared by many nations.Toohey, K. is the author of 'Olympic Games A Social Science Perspective' with ISBN 9780851993423 and ISBN 0851993427.

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