Olympic Stadia

Olympic Stadia
Author: Geraint John,Dave Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-11-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781315518039

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Olympic Stadia provides a comprehensive account of the development of stadia including but not limited to: developments in running tracks, the introduction of lighting, improvements in spectator viewing standards and the introduction of roofs. Written by a world-renowned expert on sports architecture, the book: Systematically analyses every stadium from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020 Provides drawings, plans, elevations, photographs and illustrations in full colour Considers the fundamental changes wrought by the incorporation of the Paralympic Games Looks at the impact on host cities and their urban infrastructure, and considers the long-term legacies and massive investments that Olympic stadia require Explores the effects of the demands of the world’s TV broadcasters. An invaluable and beautiful resource for practical insight and inspiration, this book makes essential reading for anyone interested in Olympic stadia.

Theatre of Dreams

Theatre of Dreams
Author: Geraint John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2006
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1237572360

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The Olympic stadium is the focal point of any edition of the Summer Games, and the arena where records are set and legends created. Professor Geraint John looks back at the evolution of Olympic stadiums and the concepts behind them through the history of the Games.

Truths Up His Sleeve The Times of Michael Cacoyannis

Truths Up His Sleeve  The Times of Michael Cacoyannis
Author: John Howard
Publsiher: Universitat de València
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2022-04-13
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9788491349587

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This first critical biography of radio broadcaster, stage director, and auteur filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis examines his prolific body of work within the socio-political context of his times. Best known as a bold modernist for triple-Oscar-winner ‘Zorba the Greek’, Michael likewise was hailed as an astute classicist for his inventive interpretations of Euripides. Working across several continents and languages, he forwarded feminist, humanist, and pacifist agendas, as he further innovated crafty LGBT narratives of unprecedented artistry and complexity. Despite intense persecution during the Cold War red scare and lavender scare, his casts and crews of frugal cosmopolitans critiqued racism, militarism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Avoiding censorship, job loss, and jail, Michael thereby laid foundations for the 1990s new queer cinema and set the stage for empowering dramas of socio-economic justice in the third millennium. Over his long life and productive career, Michael exposed and espoused the vital truths up his sleeve.

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage
Author: Eero Laine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-11-14
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781351134378

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Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical event. This book acknowledges that professional wrestling shares many theatrical elements such as plot, character, scenic design, props, and spectacle. By assessing professional wrestling as a neglected but prototypical case study in the global business of theatre, Laine argues that it is an exemplary form of globalizing, commercial theatre. He asks what theatre scholars might learn from pro wrestling and how pro wrestling might contribute to conversations beyond the ring, by considering the laboring bodies of the wrestlers, and analyzing wrestling’s form and content. Of interest to scholars and students of theatre and performance, cultural studies, and sports studies, Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage delimits the edges of wrestling’s theatrical frame, critiques established understandings of corporate theatre, and offers key wrestling concepts as models for future study in other fields.

Matt Dawson Nine Lives

Matt Dawson  Nine Lives
Author: Matt Dawson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780007438259

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The most capped England rugby scrum-half of all time, a captain of his country, and a two-times British Lions tourist, Matt Dawson’s career story is a colourful tale spiced with controversy, from club rugby at Northampton to England winning the Rugby World Cup in Australia.

Making History Not Reliving It

Making History  Not Reliving It
Author: Mark Worrall,Kelvin Barker,David Johnstone
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780955745980

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£80 million in debt and with financial meltdown a matter of weeks away, in July 2003 Chelsea Football Club were saved from almost certain penury by Roman Abramovich, a reclusive young billionaire that few people outside his native Russia had heard of. Making History, Not Reliving It recounts the first decade of Roman’s rule in London mirrored against a backdrop of an ever-changing, social-media-driven, angst and envy-ridden world where the revolving door of change seems to spin as fast as that of the manager’s at Stamford Bridge. Granular season-by-season detail of exactly how Chelsea amassed three league titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League in ten eventful years is entertainingly supplemented with news and entertainment bulletins and rounded off with enlightening and diverse points of view provided by a broad cross section of supporters unified by their blissful enjoyment of the desperate jealousy of rival fans now only able to relive the history that their own precious club’s once made.

The Icon Project

The Icon Project
Author: Leslie Sklair
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-27
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780190464202

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In the last quarter century, a new form of iconic architecture has appeared throughout the world's major cities. Typically designed by globe-trotting "starchitects" or by a few large transnational architectural firms, these projects are almost always funded by the private sector in the service of private interests. Whereas in the past monumental architecture often had a strong public component, the urban ziggurats of today are emblems and conduits of capitalist globalization. In The Icon Project, Leslie Sklair focuses on ways in which capitalist globalization is produced and represented all over the world, especially in globalizing cities. Sklair traces how the iconic buildings of our era-elaborate shopping malls, spectacular museums, and vast urban megaprojects--constitute the triumphal "Icon Project" of contemporary global capitalism, promoting increasing inequality and hyperconsumerism. Two of the most significant strains of iconic architecture--unique icons recognized as works of art, designed by the likes of Gehry, Foster, Koolhaas, and Hadid, as well as successful, derivative icons that copy elements of the starchitects' work--speak to the centrality of hyperconsumerism within contemporary capitalism. Along with explaining how the architecture industry organizes the social production and marketing of iconic structures, he also shows how corporations increasingly dominate the built environment and promote the trend towards globalizing, consumerist cities. The Icon Project, Sklair argues, is a weapon in the struggle to solidify capitalist hegemony as well as reinforce transnational capitalist control of where we live, what we consume, and how we think.

Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams
Author: Tom Bower
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-11-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781471163821

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Greedy, vain and ambitious personalities dominate English football. From the author of devastating exposes of Mohamed Fayed, Richard Branson and, most recently, Geoffrey Robinson, BROKEN DREAMS is a superbly incisive account of how self-interested individuals, adopting questionable and predatory business methods, are exploiting the sport of football to earn billions of pounds and huge glory. Focusing on key figures including Terry Venables, Ken Bates, David Dein, Harry Redknapp, Rio Ferdinand and other famous agents, chairmen and managers, Tom Bower exposes the money, the politics, and the vicious battles behind the beautiful game. For the first time a non-sports writer reveals the vanity and greed which endanger the national sport.

International Theatre Olympics

International Theatre Olympics
Author: Jae Kyoung Kim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2016-11-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9789811025730

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This pivot examines how the Theatre Olympics, born in 1995, have served to enrich each host country’s culture, community, and foreign relations. Looking at the host country’s political, social, and cultural circumstances, it considers how the festival expands the notion of Olympism beyond its application to the Olympic Games, expressing the spirit of Olympism and interculturalism in each country’s distinct cultural language. It also emphasizes the festival’s development over the twenty years of its existence and how each festival’s staging has reflected the national identity, theatre tradition, and cultural interest of the hosting country at that time, as well as how each festival director’s artistic principle has attempted to accomplish cultural exchange through their productions.

Fans and Fan Cultures

Fans and Fan Cultures
Author: Henrik Linden,Sara Linden
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2016-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781137501295

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Exploring the ambiguous relationship between fandom and consumer culture, this book provides a critical overview of fans, fan cultures and fan experiences in relation to the broader experience and transformation economy. Fans and Fan Cultures discusses key theoretical concepts concerning celebrity, fandoms, subculture, consumerism and marketing through a range of examples in film, travel and tourism, football and music. With an emphasis on social media, and how various online platforms are utilised by brands, artists and fans, the authors explore how this type of communication often contributes to trivialising authentic expressions of cultural and social values and identities.

Soccer School Season 2 Where Soccer Explains Saves the World

Soccer School Season 2  Where Soccer Explains  Saves  the World
Author: Alex Bellos,Ben Lyttleton
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-11-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781536207903

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Soccer School is back in session and ready to defend its goal: to explain the world through soccer. Coaches Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton return with even more proof that soccer can be used to teach kids about pretty much anything. The second book in their funny, fascinating series is full of facts about the most popular sport in the world, from history to language, design to psychology. When did women begin playing soccer? Why do lefties have an advantage on the field? Which soccer stadium was built in the shape of a crocodile? Perfect for soccer players, fans, or just plain curious kids, this series is packed with information and amusement in equal measure. Goal!

Olympic Dreams

Olympic Dreams
Author: Matthew Burbank,Gregory Andranovich,Charles H. Heying
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2001
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1555879918

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What drives cities to pursue large-scale events like the Olympic games? Investigating local politics in three U.S. cities-Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City-as they vied for the role of Olympic host, this book provides a narrative of the evolving political economy of modern megaevents.

Hosting the Olympic Games

Hosting the Olympic Games
Author: John Rennie Short
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2018-04-24
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781351000338

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Hosting the Olympic Games reveals the true costs involved for the cities that hold these large-scale sporting events. It uncovers the financing of the Games, reviewing existing studies to evaluate the costs and benefits, and draws on case study experiences of the Summer and Winter Games from the past forty years to assess the short- and long-term urban legacies for host cities. Written in an easily accessible style and format, it provides an in-depth critical analysis into the franchise model of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and offers an alternative vision for future Games. This book is an important contribution to understanding the consequences for the host cities of Olympic Games.

Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design

Handbook of Sports and Recreational Building Design
Author: Geraint John,Kit Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1055121043

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Futbolera

Futbolera
Author: Brenda Elsey,Joshua Nadel
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-05-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781477310427

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Latin American athletes have achieved iconic status in global popular culture, but what do we know about the communities of women in sport? Futbolera is the first monograph on women’s sports in Latin America. Because sports evoke such passion, they are fertile ground for understanding the formation of social classes, national and racial identities, sexuality, and gender roles. Futbolera tells the stories of women athletes and fans as they navigated the pressures and possibilities within organized sports. Futbolera charts the rise of physical education programs for girls, often driven by ideas of eugenics and proper motherhood, that laid the groundwork for women’s sports clubs, which began to thrive beyond the confines of school systems. Futbolera examines how women challenged both their exclusion from national pastimes and their lack of access to leisure, bodily integrity, and public space. This vibrant history also examines women’s sports through comparative case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and others. Special attention is given to women’s sports during military dictatorships of the 1970s and 80s as well as the feminist and democratic movements that followed. The book culminates by exploring recent shifts in mindset towards women’s football and dynamic social movements of players across Latin America.