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The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

Editors: Dixon, K., Gibbons, T. (Eds.)

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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.

About the authors

Kevin Dixon is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at Teesside University, UK. He specializes in the sociological study of football and is the author of Consuming Football in Late Modern Life (2013). He is currently working with Ellis Cashmore on a book entitled Studying Football.

Tom Gibbons is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at Teesside University, UK. He is the author of English National Identity and Football Fan Culture: Who are ya? (2014) and is currently working on a project with Dominic Malcolm on the relationship between contemporary English national identity and sport.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dixon, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The 2012 Paralympics and Perceptions of Disability in the UK

    Braye, Stuart (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • The GB Football Team for London 2012: What’s All the Fuss About?

    Gibbons, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • London 2012: The Women’s Games? Examining the Photographic Evidence

    Godoy-Pressland, Amy (et al.)

    Pages 56-71

  • A Critical Examination of the London 2012 Legacy

    McGuinness, Mike

    Pages 72-93

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Hardcover $70.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Book Subtitle
Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties
Editors
  • K. Dixon
  • T. Gibbons
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40508-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137405081
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40507-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48759-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 112
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