London 2012: how was it for us?

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Perryman, Mark (2013) London 2012: how was it for us? [Edited Collections]

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Abstract

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will be the biggest single sporting event in the UK in our lifetimes. The memories of that summer of sport will remain with us forever, but what did those four weeks tell us about ourselves, our society's values and its possibilities? This collection of critical reflections is not anti-Olympics nor against sport. The writers instead imaginatively address the reality of the Games' impact, question what the ceremonies and Team GB represented, and deconstruct the organisers' claims of economic regeneration and boosting participation. This an essential and exciting read for all who understand and appreciate that London 2012 meant something, but are unsure what. Contributors include world-class experts in Olympism, writers and journalists who reported on and were inspired by the Games, social and cultural critics, sports policy consultants and sport campaigners. Contributors: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Barbara Bell, Billy Bragg, Ben Carrington, Anne Coddington, Gareth Edwards, Bob Gilbert, Eliane Glaser, David Howe, Kate Hughes, Suzanne Moore, Mark Perryman, Gavin Poynter, David Renton, Andrew Simms, Mark Steel, Alan Tomlinson, Zoe Williams. Mark Perryman is the author of the widely acclaimed Why the Olympics Aren't Good For Us And How They Can Be. During London 2012 he was a frequent media commentator on the politics of the Games.

Item Type: Edited Collections
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography > L721 Economic geography
L000 Social Sciences > L100 Economics > L150 Political economics
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L360 Socio-economics
L000 Social Sciences > L100 Economics > L190 Economics not elsewhere classified
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography > L720 Human and Social Geography by topic > L726 Cultural Geography
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 09:18
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15129

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