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Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character

From London 2012 to Rio 2016

Authors: Tzanelli, R.

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About this book

This book examines the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies and the handover to Rio 2016 as articulations of national and cosmopolitan belonging. The ceremonial performances supported imaginative travel and created a tornadóros: an ideal form of 'human' that manipulates audiovisual narratives of culture and identity for global audiences.

About the authors

Rodanthi Tzanelli is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of over 60 articles and six monographs, including Heritage in the Digital Era: Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause.

Reviews

“Rodanthi Tzanelli’s volume offers an intricate and perceptive analysis of the multi-layered messages communicated through Olympic Ceremonies, focusing on the 2012 London Olympics. … the book serves as a strong contribution to the growing interdisciplinary analysis of global cultural performances and their significance. It will be of value for academic researchers and postgraduate students across a range of disciplines from Cultural, Leisure, Tourism and Heritage Studies to Olympic Studies and Sociology.” (Anna Woodham, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Vol. 14, 2016)

"Compelling, sophisticated and provocative, this book pays ample testament to the value of rapid-response cultural studies in anatomising contemporary global affairs." - David Inglis, Chair in Sociology, University of Aberdeen, UK

"In this eye-opening and engaging book Rodanthi Tzanelli shows why the Olympic ceremonies are far more important than they might seem. This is cultural analysis at its best." - Keith Tester, Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Olympic Industry: Slow and Fast Mobilities

    Tzanelli, Rodanthi

    Pages 1-35

  • The Opening Ceremony: Structural Nostalgia and Pop Pastiche

    Tzanelli, Rodanthi

    Pages 36-77

  • The Concluding Show: Music and the Self-Creating Cycle

    Tzanelli, Rodanthi

    Pages 78-95

  • Struggling with the Other: Embodied Styles as Tourist Articulation

    Tzanelli, Rodanthi

    Pages 96-117

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eBook $49.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-33632-3
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Hardcover $65.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33631-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $63.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-349-46344-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character
Book Subtitle
From London 2012 to Rio 2016
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33632-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137336323
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33631-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46344-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 165
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