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Contents Acknowledgements An introduction to the sociology of sports mega-events John Horne and Wolfram Manzenreiter 1 Part 1: Sports Mega-Events, Modernity and Capitalist Economies 25 Mega-events and modernity revisited: globalization and the case of the Olympics Maurice Roche 27 The economic impact of major sports events: a review of ten events in the UK Chris Gratton, Simon Shibli, and Richard Coleman 41 Urban entrepreneurship, corporate interests and sports mega-events: the thin policies of competitiveness within the hard outcomes of neoliberalism C. Michael Hall 59 Part 2: The Glocal Politics of Sports Mega-Events 71 Underestimated costs and overestimated benefits? Comparing the outcomes of sports mega-events in Canada and Japan David Whitson and John Horne 73 Modernizing China in the Olympic spotlight: China¿s national identity and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad Xin Xu 90 The 2010 Football World Cup as a political construct: the challenge of making good on an African promise Scarlett Cornelissen and Kamilla Swart 108 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.