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The Resource Power games : a political history of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff

Power games : a political history of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff

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Power games : a political history of the Olympics
Title
Power games
Title remainder
a political history of the Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Jules Boykoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Olympics have not always been the commercialized juggernaut we know today, but as Jules Boykoff makes clear in this sto-ry-filled and devastating history, the Games have since their inception had a thoroughly checkered political history. Pierre de Coubertin, the aristocrat who gave birth to the modern olympics, was against allowing women to participate, and allowed African countries to participate only to offset their "individual laziness." Boykoff, a former member of the US olympic soccer team, takes readers from the nineteenth-century origins of the modern Games, through its flirtations with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corrupt, corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-olympics movements, like the Work-ers' games and Women's Games of the 1920s and 1930s to the Gay Games of the 1980s through today"--
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Provided by publisher
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10521969
Cataloging source
DLC
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Boykoff, Jules
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV721.5
LC item number
.B675 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Olympics
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Olympics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • HISTORY / World
  • Olympics
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a political history of the Olympics
Label
Power games : a political history of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coubertin and the Revival of the Olympic Games -- Alternatives to the Olympics -- Cold War Games -- Commercialization of the Olympics -- The Celebration Capitalism Era -- The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and the Path Ahead
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784780722
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016002281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919236873
Label
Power games : a political history of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coubertin and the Revival of the Olympic Games -- Alternatives to the Olympics -- Cold War Games -- Commercialization of the Olympics -- The Celebration Capitalism Era -- The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and the Path Ahead
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784780722
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016002281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919236873

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