Table of contents for Sports mega-events : social scientific analyses of a global phenomenon / edited by John Horne and Wolfram Manzenreiter.

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An introduction to the sociology of sports mega-events John Horne and Wolfram Manzenreiter
Part 1: Sports Mega-Events, Modernity and Capitalist Economies
Mega-events and modernity revisited: globalization and the case of the Olympics Maurice Roche
The economic impact of major sports events: a review of ten events in the UK Chris Gratton, Simon Shibli, and Richard Coleman
Urban entrepreneurship, corporate interests and sports mega-events: the thin policies of competitiveness within the hard outcomes of neoliberalism C. Michael Hall
Part 2: The Glocal Politics of Sports Mega-Events
Underestimated costs and overestimated benefits? Comparing the outcomes of sports mega-events in Canada and Japan David Whitson and John Horne
Modernizing China in the Olympic spotlight: China¿s national identity and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad Xin Xu
The 2010 Football World Cup as a political construct: the challenge of making good on an African promise Scarlett Cornelissen and Kamilla Swart
Contents Part 3: Sports Mega-Events, Power, Spectacle and the City 125
UEFA Euro 2004¿ Portugal: The social construction of a sports mega-event and spectacle 127
Salomé Marivoet
Sport spectacles, uniformities and the search for identity in late modern Japan 144
Wolfram Manzenreiter
Deep play: sports mega-events and urban social conditions in the USA 160
Kimberly S. Schimmel
Olympic urbanism and Olympic Villages: planning strategies in Olympic host cities, London 1908 to London 2012 175
Francesc Muñoz
Notes on contributors 188
Index 192

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Sports tournaments -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Sports -- Sociological aspects -- Case studies.