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Published: 15 June 2017

328 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526117083

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Mega-events and social change

Spectacle, legacy and public culture

First Edition

Maurice Roche

Published by Manchester University Press

Globalizing Sport Studies

  • Explores the global social contexts in which contemporary mega-events occur and their reflection of major changes in media, urban and world regional social contexts
  • Provides an account of contemporary mega-events, through key cases, which spans and links both Olympic and Expo types, and also their contemporary media, local and global dimensions
  • Provides a new analysis of sport mega-events as televised 'media-events' in the era of the internet, and of the challenges (') involved in this
  • Provides a new analysis of mega-events and their urban legacies as regeneration projects, relevant to an era marked simultaneously by city-branding ' needs for urban