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Tomlinson, Alan

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National identity and global sports events : culture, politics, and spectacle in the Olympics and the football World Cup by Alan Tomlinson( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"National Identity and Global Sports Events looks at the significance of international sporting events and why they generate enormous audiences worldwide. Focusing on the Olympic Games and the men's football (soccer) World Cup, the contributors examine the political, cultural, economic, and ideological influences that frame these events. Selected case studies include the 1936 Nazi Olympics in Berlin, the 1934 World Cup Finals in Italy, the unique case of the 1972 Munich Games, the transformative 1984 Games in Los Angeles, and the 2002 Asian World Cup Finals, among others. The case studies show how the Olympics and the World Cup Finals provide a basis for the articulation of entrenched and dominant political ideologies, encourage persisting senses of national identity, and act as barometers for the changing ideological climate of the modern and increasingly globalized contemporary world. Through rigorous scholarly analyses, the book's contributors help to illuminate the increasing significance of large-scale sporting events on the international stage."--Jacket
Power games : a critical sociology of sport by John Sugden( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the radical tradition are essential for framing, understanding and changing social and political relations within sport and between sport and society. The book draws upon the disciplines of politics, sociology, history and philosophy to provide a critical analysis of
The atlas of sports : who plays what, where, and why by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the world's major competitive sports, their political uses and abuses, the profits that flow from their commercial development, and controversies such as cheating, drug use, and betting scandals. Topics include: Olympics, Gay Games, drug abuse, sports for development, media coverage, sponsorship, merchandising, spectating, gambling, tourism, and national sporting profiles
Sport, leisure, and social relations( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology of leisure : a reader by Chas Critcher( )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Consumption, identity, and style : marketing, meanings, and the packaging of pleasure( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of consumer culture
A dictionary of sports studies by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brand new dictionary is an indispensable A-Z guide to all aspects of sports studies, covering the social, political, economic, and cultural theory of sport, as well as sports and games. An essential reference work for students of sports studies, leisure and recreation, and sports science, and anyone with an interest in sport."--Jacket
Understanding sport : an introduction to the sociological and cultural analysis of sport by John Horne( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Sport introduces students to the central elements of a sociological and cultural analysis of sport. It specifically examines sport in modern British society
Watching the Olympics : politics, power and representation by John Sugden( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the Olympic spectacle, from the multi-media bidding process and the branding and imaging of the Games, to security, surveillance and control of the Olympic product across all of its levels. Contributors argue that the process of commercialization, directed by the IOC itself, has enabled audiences to interpret its traditional objects in non-reverential ways and to develop oppositional interpretations of Olympism. The Olympics have become multi-voiced and many themed, and the spectacle of the contemporary Games raises important questions about institutionalization, the doctrine of individualism, the advance of market capitalism, performance, consumption and the consolidation of global society. With particular focus on the London Games in 2012, the book casts a critical eye over the bidding process, Olympic finance, promises of legacy and development, and the consequences of hosting the Games for the civil rights and liberties of those living in their shadow. --From publisher description
Sport and leisure cultures by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German football : history, culture, society by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This topical book provides unprecedented analysis of football's place in post-war and post-reunification Germany. The expert team of German and British contributors offers wide-ranging perspectives on the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life, showing how it has emerged as a focus for an expression of German national identity and pride in the post-war era. Some of the themes examined include: footballing expressions of local, regional and national identity ethnic dynamics, migrant populations and Europeanization German football's commercial economy women's football. Key moments in the history of German football are also explored, such as the victories in 1954, 1972 and 1990, the founding of the Bundesliga, and the winning bid for the 2006 World Cup
Muhammad Ali : made in Miami( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Ali's time spent in Miami, a crucial time when he made the transition from talented Cassius Clay into the extraordinary boxer known as Muhammad Ali
FIFA (Fédération internationale de football association) : the men, the myths and the money by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the history and underlying political dynamics characterizing the growth of FIFA and its relationships with global-regional federations and international associations are detailed in a helpful and concise introduction"-
FIFA and the contest for world football : who rules the people's game? by John Peter Sugden( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of FÌFA (the Federation Ìnternationale de Football Association) and its role in framing and controlling world football draws on documentary sources with the aim of demonstrating FÌFA's importance in 20th-century sport and in a global consumer culture. The first part of the book covers the origins and organizational characteristics of FÌFA, and of the European and South American federations. The second part considers how powerful players have emerged in FÌFA in the wake of the collapse of empires
The game's up : essays in the cultural analysis of sport, leisure, and popular culture by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible volume gathers together previously written articles on a range of themes, including sport and leisure, physical education, sociology and cultural studies. Combining case-study analysis with discussion of key conceptual and theoretical themes, sociology, and cultural studies, the helpful format of the book should lead to a clearer understanding of the sociological implications of "leisure."
The sport studies reader by Alan Tomlinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring the work of many of the world's most influential authors writing on sport, The Sport Studies Reader explores the key sociological, historical, political and cultural themes that impact on the discipline. Containing key and classic readings, with an editorial introduction and conclusion within each themed section, the Reader also includes discussion questions for the classroom. This collection offers the student all the essential background needed for a rounded understanding of the nature of sport and its role in society."--Provided by publisher
Education, sport and leisure : connections and controversies by Graham McFee( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents topical and trenchant thinking and current research on cultural and curricular issues in education, sport and leisure, in the light of such factors as Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT), Local Management of Schools (LMS) and the National Curriculum in Physical Education. Contributors include prominent figures in their fields - among them Margaret Talbot, John Evans, Leo Hendry and Elizabeth Murdoch - whose writing on and personal involvement in recent developments in leisure, sport and physical education will be of interest to educators, policy-makers and leisure prof
A dictionary of sports studies by Alan Tomlinson( )

in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a definitive A-Z guide to sports studies, containing over 1,100 authoritative entries. This wide-ranging dictionary covers the social, political, economic, and cultural theory of sport and includes biographies, web links, and appendices
Five-ring circus : money, power, and politics at the Olympic Games( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender, sport and leisure : continuities and challenges( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporting data and case studies from Britain, Australia, Canada, the United States and Germany, this title examines continuities apparent in general sport and leisure cultures, and the impact of some of the most notable challenges to those continuities
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
National identity and global sports events : culture, politics, and spectacle in the Olympics and the football World Cup
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Power games : a critical sociology of sportThe atlas of sports : who plays what, where, and whySociology of leisure : a readerConsumption, identity, and style : marketing, meanings, and the packaging of pleasureA dictionary of sports studiesUnderstanding sport : an introduction to the sociological and cultural analysis of sportWatching the Olympics : politics, power and representationSport and leisure cultures
Alternative Names
Tomlinson, A.

Tomlinson, Alan

Tomlinson Alan Geoffrey

トムリンソン, アラン

Languages
English (268)

German (1)