The Olympics at the Millennium: Power, Politics, and the Games
Kay Schaffer, Sidonie Smith
Rutgers University Press, 2000 - Social Science - 318 pages
The Olympics thrill the world with spectacle and drama. They also carry a cultural and social significance that goes beyond the stadium, athletes, and fans. The Games are arenas in which individual and team athletic achievement intersect with the politics of national identity in a global context.
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PART ONE Cultural Difference and Elite Sports
Jim Thorpes Olympic Medals
Jewish Athletes and the Nazi Olympics
PART TWO IVIasculinitiesFemi ninitiesSexualities
Coming of Age in the Third Millennium
a One Chromosome Too Many?
Creating Our Own Sports Culture