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Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012

Authors: Chatziefstathiou, D., Henry, I.

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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

About the authors

DIKAIA CHATZIEFSTATHIOU Reader in Olympic Studies at the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure in Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
IAN HENRY Professor of Leisure Policy and Management and Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies & Research in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.

Reviews

'A fascinating book which depicts the deep evolution of Olympism as an ideology over three centuries of Olympic issues.' - Jean-Loup Chappelet, Professor of Public Management, Swiss Graduate School of Administration, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

'This learned, ambitious study brings the ideologies of the Olympic Movement down to earth by examining them against the major transformations of the modern period and the day-to-day debates in which Olympic leaders were engaged. It's essential reading for anyone concerned with Olympic history and an historically informed, less polemic basis for scholarly critique.' - Bruce Kidd, Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada

'Based on a meticulous discourse analysis of the most influential theorists in the modern Olympic movement Dikaia Chatziefstathiou and Ian Henry have produced a comprehensive and thoroughly documented text describing and discussing the central strands of 'Olympism'. This outstanding work will be required reading for anyone interested in Olympic ideology.' - Otto Schantz, Professor in the Institute for Sport Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

'The authors put the dynamic historical process of studies on Olympism in a new perspective and re-evaluated it critically. It provokes creative ideas. It is a book worth having to all serious Olympic scholars and students.' - Hai Ren, Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies, Beijing Sport University, China

'The discussion of Olympism has been bedevilled by an endless debate between its defenders and detractors. In a refreshing new approach Chatziefstathiou and Henry examine the production of the discourse of Olympism over time. Case studies of de Coubertin, Diem and lecturers at the International Olympic Academy show how this discourse has an intriguing life of its own.' - Richard Cashman, Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Developing Discursive Constructions of Olympism

    Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Discursive Construction of Modern Olympic Histories

    Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia (et al.)

    Pages 15-69

  • Coubertin: Patronage and Paternalistic Discourses of Olympism (1887–1937)

    Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia (et al.)

    Pages 70-144

  • Carl Diem: Olympism in the Shadow of Fascism and the Post-war Rehabilitation (1912–1961)

    Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia (et al.)

    Pages 145-192

  • From Bipolar to Multipolar International Relations: Olympism and the Speakers at the International Olympic Academy in the Cold War and Post-Cold War Era

    Chatziefstathiou, Dikaia (et al.)

    Pages 193-246

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourses of Olympism
Book Subtitle
From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03556-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137035561
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28957-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33104-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 305
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