qCompelling, sophisticated and provocative, this book pays ample testament to the value of rapid-response cultural studies in anatomising contemporary global affairs.q - David Inglis, Chair in Sociology, University of Aberdeen, UK qIn this eye-opening and engaging book Rodanthi Tzanelli shows why the Olympic ceremonies are far more important than they might seem. This is cultural analysis at its best.q - Keith Tester, Professor of Sociology, University of Hull, UK.A shift towards decentralised modes of commodification and cultural invention in capitalist societies (Thrift, 2006; Currah, 2007) ensures that such professionals generate ... Although professionalised and transnational, the a#39;Olympic caravana#39; does not discard old kinship attitudes and practices altogether but transposes them instead onto a global platform on which they fuse with other mobilities of custom.
|Title||:||Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-04-24|