The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach

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  • Author(s): Lenskyj, Helen
  • Series:
    SocietyNow
  • Publication Information:
    [S.l.] : Emerald Publishing Limited. 2020
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Do the Olympic Games really live up to their glowing reputation? As the biggest global sport mega-event, the Olympics command public attention, while Olympic mythology obscures their underlying function as a profit-making business. Unlike terms such as'Olympic movement'and'Olympic family', the concept of'Olympic industry'focuses on sport as an economic and political enterprise, with its beneficiaries including sponsors, media rights holders, developers, and politicians. Negative impacts on host cities disproportionately threaten the lives and well-being of disadvantaged minorities. Citizens'Olympic resistance campaigns address a range of human rights abuses, while recent athlete activism also focuses on the doping problem and the sexual abuse of girls and women. Female athletes with'differences of sexual development'face discriminatory gender policies that disqualify them from women's events. All of these issues are analysed through a feminist, anti-racist lens.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781838677763. 9781838677732. 9781838677756.
    • Accession Number:
      1149355985
    • Accession Number:
      2317973
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    • ABNT:
      LENSKYJ, H. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. [S.l.]: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2020. ISBN 9781838677763. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973. Acesso em: 7 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lenskyj H. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. [S.l.]: Emerald Publishing Limited; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973. Accessed July 7, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Lenskyj H. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. Emerald Publishing Limited; 2020. Accessed July 7, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973
    • APA:
      Lenskyj, H. (2020). The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. Emerald Publishing Limited.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lenskyj, Helen. 2020. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. SocietyNow. [S.l.]: Emerald Publishing Limited. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973.
    • Harvard:
      Lenskyj, H. (2020) The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. [S.l.]: Emerald Publishing Limited (SocietyNow). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973 (Accessed: 7 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lenskyj, H 2020, The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach, SocietyNow, Emerald Publishing Limited, [S.l.], viewed 7 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lenskyj, Helen. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. Emerald Publishing Limited, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lenskyj, Helen. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach. SocietyNow. [S.l.]: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lenskyj H. The Olympic Games : A Critical Approach [Internet]. [S.l.]: Emerald Publishing Limited; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 7]. (SocietyNow). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=2317973