Discourses of Olympism: From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 31, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 305 pages
This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.
 

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Contents

Developing Discursive Constructions of Olympism
1
Chapter 2 The Discursive Construction of Modern Olympic Histories
15
Patronage and Paternalistic Discourses of Olympism 18871937
70
Olympism in the Shadow of Fascism and the Postwar Rehabilitation 19121961
145
Olympism and the Speakers at the International Olympic Academy in the Cold War and PostCold War Era
193
Chapter 6 Technologies of Power Governmentality and Discourses of Olympism in the Twentyfirst Century
247
Notes
274
Bibliography
276
Index
298
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About the author (2012)

DIKAIA CHATZIEFSTATHIOU Reader in Olympic Studies at the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure in Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
IAN HENRY Professor of Leisure Policy and Management and Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies & Research in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.