Social Scientific Analyses of a Global Phenomenon
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Sports Mega-Events by Prof. John Horne
Book DescriptionThis volume offers a distinctive and timely comparative analysis of the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events throughout the world. * A collection by leading international scholars examining sports mega-events, such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. * Analyses the sociological, economic, and political significance of bids for, and the hosting of, sports mega-events. * Explores the costs and benefits incurred by host cities. * Focuses on both advanced and developing cities throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australasia, and South Africa.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405152907
(230mm x 123mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Prof. John Horne
Sport and Social Movements, Paperback (May 2015)
This book builds on a theoretical model for analysis of the role of global social movements in sport. The book takes the theoretical model further but also provides some empirical answers to the questions raised, focusing on select global social movements.
Sport in Consumer Culture, Hardback (December 2005)
Offers an introduction to understanding the position of sport in consumer society. Drawing on developments in sociological theory and research, particularly in relation to debates about culture and consumption, this book examines how sport has become more central to the capitalist 'economies of signs and space'.
Football Goes East, Hardback (September 2004)
Football is a useful entry point for the examination of increasing globalization. Essays in this title include: modernization, social change and national identity; women's football and gender traditions; public and private finance and investment in football; football and the media; and football fans, 'hooliganism' and the soccer supporter culture.
Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Prof. John Horne
This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, to be held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance.
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Author Biography - Prof. John Horne
John Horne is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport and Leisure at the University of Edinburgh. He has published many articles and book chapters on sport, leisure and popular culture and is the author of Sport in Consumer Culture (2006) and co-author of Understanding Sport (1999, with Alan Tomlinson and Garry Whannel). He is the co-editor of Sport, Leisure and Social Relations (1987, Sociological Review Monograph No. 33, with David Jary and Alan Tomlinson), Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup (2002, with Wolfram Manzenreiter) and Football Goes East: Business, Culture and the People's Game in China, Japan and Korea (2004, with Wolfram Manzenreiter). He has also edited two Leisure Studies Association publications: Leisure Cultures, Consumption and Commodification (2001) and Masculinities: Leisure Cultures, Identities and Consumption (2000, with Scott Fleming). Wolfram Manzenreiter is Assistant Professor at the Institute of East Asian Studies, Vienna University, where he lectures on modern Japanese society. His major research interests are concerned with the social and economic implications of sport and popular culture in contemporary Japan. He is author of several books and articles on popular culture, leisure and sport in Japan. Currently he is working on a new book entitled Sport and Nation in Japan. In addition to the co-edited volumes with John Horne, Football Goes East (2004) and Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup (2002), his recent works include the monographs The Social Construction of Japanese Mountaineering (2000), and Pachinko Monogatari: Japan's Gambling Industry (1998), both published in German.
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