The Best Olympics Ever?
Social Impacts of Sydney 2000
By (author) Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
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Best Olympics Ever? by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Book DescriptionUses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780791454749
(230mm x 146mm x 13mm)
Imprint: State University of New York Press
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Hardback (February 2014)
This book examines Russia's 2013 anti-gay laws and their implications for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Lenskyj argues that Putin's Russia and the International Olympic Committee wield power in similar ways, as evident in undemocratic governance, fraudulent voting processes, hypocrisy and absence of accountability.
Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
This book explores how the Olympic industry has shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit and image-making ends, examining its continuing marginalization of athletes on account of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class.
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Author Biography - Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism, also published by SUNY Press; Women, Sport, and Physical Activity: Selected Research Themes; and Out of Bounds: Women, Sport, and Sexuality.
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