The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

Editors: Dixon, K., Gibbons, T. (Eds.)

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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.

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Kevin Dixon is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at Teesside University, UK. He specializes in the sociological study of football and is the author of Consuming Football in Late Modern Life (2013). He is currently working with Ellis Cashmore on a book entitled Studying Football.

Tom Gibbons is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at Teesside University, UK. He is the author of English National Identity and Football Fan Culture: Who are ya? (2014) and is currently working on a project with Dominic Malcolm on the relationship between contemporary English national identity and sport.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Book Subtitle
Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties
Editors
  • K. Dixon
  • T. Gibbons
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40508-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137405081
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40507-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 112
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