Football Research in an Enlarged Europe

Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event

Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective

Authors: Kowalska, Małgorzata Zofia

  • Takes a interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of a sport mega event
  • Raises new questions about the benefits that such mega events may bring to local communities
  • Shows how anthropology understood as cultural critique can enrich the international and cross-disciplinary discussion on the subject of mega events
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This book looks at the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2012) as both a crowning achievement of, and a way to sustain, the urban entrepreneurial strategy of Poznań, Poland. As the host city of the tournament almost 25 years after Poland’s transformation from a centrally planned to a market economy in 1989, the author focuses on how the local myths and traditions of resourcefulness were invoked to embed an entrepreneurial urban strategy. The book also observes how the very same tradition of resourcefulness was used by the opposition to challenge the urban policies. Contrary to the authorities' expectations, Euro 2012 triggered a discussion about the extent to which large business- and leisure-oriented urban strategy corresponds to local regime of value.

Urban Politics of a Football Mega Event will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of subjects, including anthropology, ethnography, sociology of sport, geography, history, political science and European studies.

 



About the authors

Małgorzata Zofia Kowalska is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Anthropology of Mega-Events

    Kowalska, Małgorzata Zofia

    Pages 1-10

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  • Between and Betwixt. Poznań in the Scalar Perspective

    Kowalska, Małgorzata Zofia

    Pages 11-46

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  • “Like Pharaoh, Like Pyramid”. Embedding Sports Mega-Event in the Local Tradition

    Kowalska, Małgorzata Zofia

    Pages 47-80

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  • “The City Is Not a Company”. Or Is It?

    Kowalska, Małgorzata Zofia

    Pages 81-118

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  • Conclusions. Shifting Meanings, New Knowledge Production

    Kowalska, Małgorzata Zofia

    Pages 119-129

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eBook 71,39 €
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Hardcover 90,94 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52104-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event
Book Subtitle
Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52105-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52105-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52104-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 152
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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