African Football, Identity Politics and Global Media Narratives

The Legacy of the FIFA 2010 World Cup

Author: Tendai Chari,Nhamo A. Mhiripiri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137392231

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 9712

This edited volume addresses key debates around African football, identity construction, fan cultures, and both African and global media narratives. Using the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as a lens, it explores how football in Africa is intimately bound up with deeper social, cultural and political currents.

The London Olympics of 2012

Politics, Promises and Legacy

Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137326344

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 8407

Analysing the politics of the 2012 London Olympics, Stephen Wagg examines the framing of London's bid to host the Games, arguments about the Games' likely impact and the establishment of 'Fortress London' to protect the Games. The book asks who won, and who lost out, in this important event as well as exploring its media coverage and legacy.

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Women Warriors around the World

Author: Christopher R. Matthews,Alex Channon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 5774

This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

Development and Dreams

The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup

Author: Udesh Pillay,Richard Tomlinson,Orli Bass

Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council

ISBN: 9780796922502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 7663

"Development and Dreams: The Urban Legacy of the 2010 Football World Cup considers the effects of South Africa's hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is held that here lies the greatest potential benefit of the 2010 World Cup - a repudiation of Afro pessimism and an assertion of a contemporary African identity both at home and on a global stage. The contributors to this volume, both academics and practitioners, provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the probable consequences of the World Cup for the economy of South Africa and its cities, on infrastructure development, and on the projection of African culture and identity. Attention is given to a range of topics including the management, costs and benefits associated with the 2010 World Cup, the uncertain economic and employment benefits, venue selection, and investment in infrastructure, tourism and fan parks. The contributors then explore the less tangible hopes, dreams and aspirations associated with the 2010 World Cup and interrogate what it means to talk about an African Cup, African culture and identity. Academics, policy-makers and the reading public will find this book an invaluable companion as South Africa prepares to host the world's largest sporting event."--Website.

Africa's World Cup

Critical Reflections on Play, Patriotism, Spectatorship, and Space

Author: Peter Alegi,Chris Bolsmann

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472051946

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4864

A collection of essays reflecting on the 2010 World Cup by noted journalists, academics, and experts

FIFA World Cup and Beyond

Sport, Culture, Media and Governance

Author: Kausik Bandyopadhyay,Souvik Naha,Shakya Mitra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780815396338

Category:

Page: 212

View: 2397

Soccer, the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, has long been a site which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nation. The imaging and prioritization of the game as a ¿national¿ or an ¿international¿ event in public opinion and the media also play a critical role in transforming the soccer culture of a nation. In this context, the FIFA World Cup remains the grand spectacle for asserting the identity of the nation. This book intends to offer eclectic perspectives and discourses on the FIFA World Cup, and to throw light on the changing dimensions of football and sports culture in terms of identity, race, ethnicity, gender, fandom, governance, and so on. On the one hand, it focuses on the significance of the FIFA World Cup for nations in terms of hosting, performance, playing style, and identity formation. On the other, it looks beyond the World Cup to highlight the growing importance of a host of perspectives in sport in general and football in particular with reference to art, fandom, gender, media, and governance. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Local Development Benefits from Staging Global Events

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264042075

Category:

Page: 184

View: 4846

The competition to stage major global events – such as OIympic Games, EXPOs, cultural festivals, and political summits – is more intense than ever before. Despite advances in virtual communication, large-scale gatherings of this kind have again ...

Sport, Social Development and Peace

Author: Kevin Young,Chiaki Okada

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783508868

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 9090

This volume is part of the early systematic inquiry into the analysis of sport as a developmental device. The book features an international roster of global experts. The chapters represent three groups: theory and philosophy, empirical research in 'on-the-ground' case studies, and those using circumspection to construct cases regarding evaluation.

Global Corruption Report: Sport

Author: Transparency International

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 3234

Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

Spartak Moscow

A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State

Author: Robert Edelman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801447426

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 6959

In book that will be cheered by soccer fans worldwide, Robert Edelman finds in the stands and on the pitch keys to understanding everyday life under Stalin, Khrushchev, and their successors. To cheer for Spartak, Edelman shows, was to oppose the regime.

More Than Just a Game

Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told

Author: Chuck Korr,Marvin Close

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429922760

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 3331

Timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the true story of how political prisoners under apartheid found hope and dignity through soccer In the hell that was Robben Island, inmates united courageously in an act of protest. Beginning in 1964, they requested the right to play soccer during their exercise periods. Denied repeatedly, they risked beatings and food deprivation by repeating their request for three years. Finally granted this right, the prisoners banded together to form a multi-tiered, pro-level league that ran for more than two decades and served as an impassioned symbol of resistance against apartheid. Former Robben Island inmate Nelson Mandela noted in the documentary FIFA: 90 Minutes for Mandela, "Soccer is more than just a game.... The energy, passion, and dedication this game created made us feel alive and triumphant despite the situation we found ourselves in."

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 1521

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Re-imagining Development Communication in Africa

Author: Chuka Onwumechili,Ikechukwu S. Ndolo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739176145

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 8691

This book takes a new look at development communication in Africa from the perspective of experienced scholars and practitioners. The book is organized into three sections or parts, the first focusing on the past and the history of development communication scholarship; the second analyzes theoretical issues, and finally a third section that looks at country cases.

The Global Football League

Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age

Author: P. Millward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230348637

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 9573

This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanating from the popular protests at Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs.

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events

Organizing the 1966 FIFA World Cup

Author: Kevin D Tennent,Alex Gillett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317240596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 4427

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, hosted in England. Unlike previous literature, which has tended to focus activities on the field, this book brings an institutional level approach to organizing the 1966 FIFA World Cup and examines the management process in the buildup and execution of the event. This intriguing new volume looks at the first significant UK government intervention in football and how this created a significant legacy as the government started to take a real interest in leisure facilities and stadium safety as policy areas after this competition. Foundations of Managing Sporting Events will be of considerable interest to research academics working on aspects of post war British, Imperial, and World history including sport, social, business, economic, and political history.

Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace

National Policies and Strategies

Author: Oliver Dudfield

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 1849291187

Category: Social Science

Page: 84

View: 3744

Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) brings the power of sport to solving some of the most difficult challenges of humankind, such as the realisation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Commonwealth leaders have consistently endorsed the role that SDP can play in development and peace work, in particular in the domain of youth engagement and empowerment. This collection of papers, commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), showcases innovative approaches and examples of effective SDP policies and strategies. Written by CABOS members, independent experts and agencies, the papers reflect critical thinking and urgent debates among leading scholars and practitioners of SDP.

Megaprojects and Risk

An Anatomy of Ambition

Author: Bent Flyvbjerg,Nils Bruzelius,Werner Rothengatter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 4214

A fascinating account of the problems and possible solutions involved in managing megaprojects.

Mega Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Shifting Borderlines of Inclusion and Exclusion

Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137490950

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 324

The edited volume explains why sport mega events can be discussed from the viewpoint of politics and power, and what this discussion can add to the existing scholarship on political regimes, international norms, national identities, and cultural narratives. The book collects case studies written by insiders from different countries of post-Soviet Eurasia that have recently hosted— or intend to host in the future —sporting events of a global scale. Contributing authors discuss cultural, political, and economic strategies of host governments, examining them from the vantage point of an increasing shift of the global sport industry to non-Western countries. Mega-events often draw domestic lines of cultural and social exclusion within host’s polities. It is these ruptures and gaps this volume explores, contributing to a better understanding of the intricate interconnections between global institutions and national identities.

Global Communication

Theories, Stakeholders and Trends

Author: Thomas L. McPhail

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118621999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 8521

Global Communication is the most definitive text on multi-national communication and media conglomerates, exploring how global media influences both audiences and policy makers around the world. This new edition is comprehensively updated to reflect the many fast moving developments associated with this dynamic field. A new edition of the most definitive text on multi-national communication and media conglomerates, each chapter updated with extensive new details Covers the expanding area of global communication and describes major multimedia conglomerates, particularly in the USA, including the purchase of NBC-Universal by Comcast and Disney's expansion in China Includes new information on the phone hacking scandal by News Corporation’s employees in the UK Explains the significant changes in the communication industry both in the US and elsewhere Chronicles the continuing story of the development of Arab Media with new coverage on the Arab Spring Offers an updated companion website with instructor's manual, test banks and student activities, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/mcphail