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Olympic Industry Resistance: Challenging Olympic Power and Propaganda Paperback – Jun 5 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr (June 5 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791474801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791474808
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 349 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,903,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Olympic Industry Resistance offers some interesting reviews of the politics of Olympic bids and planning, and does provide a useful critique of the ethical deficiencies of the Olympic Movement. It is a constructive addition to the growing body of critical scholarship in Olympic studies. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events
Lenskyj continues her long and valuable tradition of critique of the Olympic industry. thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory & culture
Lenskyj has done quite extensive international research into what it means to protest the Olympic industry s propaganda This book does not just list the many faults with the Olympic movement but actually provides insight as to how to correct these problems through examples and suggestions. Journal of Sport History
This is a book that should be read not only by those with a primary interest in sport but by anyone who is concerned about the ways in which our world is evolving. Canadian Journal of Sociology
an interesting, thoughtful and at times rather frightening picture of a sporting superpower OS industry has come to be. Idrottsforum.org
an informative book and one that offers some interesting critiques of the Olympic movement and what it is supposed to stand for At the very least it should make every reader consider just what the Olympics are meant to represent. Sociological Research Online
In a culture given to the celebration of athletic achievement, Lenskyj s voice provides a powerful indictment of the dishonesty and irresponsibility of the Games. Bill Littlefield, Boston Globe
What are the Olympics really about? How to get behind the noise from boosters and speculators that dominate the media? Easy. Read Helen Lenskyj. Andrew Jennings, author of FOUL! The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging, and Ticket Scandals
Lenskyj presents an impassioned critique of the exploits and exploitations of successive Olympics, from rehousing scandals, to brainwashing of children into the secular theology of Olympism, to suppression of academic freedom, to the financial and decision-making culture of secrecy, to sellouts by women in sport of both feminist and nonfeminist persuasions. Very few escape her attention. Celia Brackenridge, Brunel University"

About the Author

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is the author of several books on the Olympic industry, including The Best Olympics Ever? Social Impacts of Sydney 2000 and Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism, both also published by SUNY Press.

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