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The Olympics: The Basics

By Andy Miah, Beatriz Garcia

Routledge – 2012 – 192 pages

Series: The Basics

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Description

The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including:

  • peace development and diplomacy
  • management and economics
  • corruption, terror and activism
  • the rise of human enhancement
  • ethics and environmentalism.

This book explores the controversy and the legacy of the Olympics, drawing attention to the deeper values of Olympism, as the Olympic movement’s most valuable intellectual property. This engaging, lively, and often challenging book, is essential reading for newcomers to Olympic studies and offers new insights for Olympic scholars.

Contents

Preface 1. History and Philosophy 2. Society and Identity 3. Culture and Education 4. Politics and Diplomacy 5. Ethics and Values 6. Management and Economics 7. Media and Communication 8. Impact and Legacy Conclusion: The Future

Author Bio

Professor Andy Miah (@andymiah) is Director of the Creative Futures Research Centre at the University of the West of Scotland.

Dr Beatriz Garcia (@beatriz_garcia) is Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital, University of Liverpool.

Name: The Olympics: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Andy Miah, Beatriz Garcia. The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters,...
Categories: Olympics and Paralympics, Sport and Leisure Studies, Sport and the Media, Media & Communications, Tourism Geography, Cultural Studies, Cultural Studies, Sport and Leisure Management, Sociology of Sport, Sport and Politics, Mass Communication, Tourism Society and Culture