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Author Woodward, Kath

Title Sex power and the Games / Kath Woodward, Open University, UK
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- Regulatory Frameworks: Playing by the Rules -- Finding the Truth: Hoping for Certainty -- Nations, Host Cities and Opportunities -- Spectacles and Spectators -- The Art of Sport -- Contradictions, Controversies and Disruptions
Summary The Olympics promise democratic participation in a massive spectacle of competitive sport, but there remain inequalities, between nations and between people as well as the chance to widen opportunities, not least in the areas of sex gender. The enfleshed bodies of those who take part and the bodies that regulate sport are central to the debate. The two are linked, especially in a climate of change and the need to provide complex classifications, including gender verification and what constitutes. This book examines the social and cultural impact of the games, at what they offer and how they are changing, for example in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport and how art can promote social inclusion. The rules and practices of the games have changed but how and who has the power to change them? This book explores what forces are in play and where power lies
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Subject Olympische Sommerspiele
Olympics -- Sociological aspects
Olympics -- Political aspects
Olympics -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Sociology of Sports.
Olympics -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137023049