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Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Maurice Roche

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book analyses the biggest, most spectacular and at times most controversial types of events, namely ‘mega-events’, and particularly recent Olympics and Expos. In this respect it builds on the ... More


Jobs to people: livability, governance, and strategic planning

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

There has been a fundamental shift in urban economies as manufacturing has declined: the service sector, including culture, generates trade for cities but is difficult to measure according to the ... More


Mega-events and mediatisation: between old and new media

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Sport mega-events are often referred to as being media-events. This chapter is concerned with the relationship particularly between Olympic mega-events and the media in a period of massive media ... More


Mega-events and macro-social change

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter outlines a new sociological framework for exploring the deeper and broader contexts of macro-social change in an era of globalisation which are relevant to understanding contemporary ... More


The digital age, media sport and mega-events: piracy and symbiosis in the cultural industries

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

What are the implications of the digital age and new media for media-sport and the mediation of sport mega-events like the Olympics? In this chapter we focus on the internet ‘piracy’ problem and look ... More


Embedding mega-events: staging spectacles in changing cities

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter argues that the ‘spectacle’ of mega-events needs to be understood particularly at the level of host cities, and at that level in both in positive and negative terms and also in short and ... More


Mega-events and urban development: Olympics and legacies

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the ‘material embedding’ of mega-event spectacles in the legacies they leave in host cities which can be of both a negative and positive kind, and consist of the creation of new ... More


Mega-events, globalisation and urban legacy: events in China in the early twenty-first century

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The contemporary period of globalisation involves various economic and other ‘global shifts’ from Western to non-Western societies. This chapter explores the idea that these deeper social changes are ... More


Mega-events, glocalisation and urban legacy: London as an event city and the 2012 Olympics

Maurice Roche

in Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Mega-events exemplify the ‘glocalisation’ involved in global processes being embodied in local, urban contexts. This chapter explores this through the particular lens of mega-events staged in London ... More


Modernity and Mega-Events: Architecturing a Future

in The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310768
eISBN:
9781846315930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315930.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the relationship between states and their landmark architecture, focusing on major modernist architectural projects that house large–scale ‘mega–events’. The case of Millennium ... More


The Mercurial Career of Creative Industries Policymaking in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States

Andrew Ross

in Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter provides a comparative analysis of creative industries policymaking in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States. Creative industries policymaking is an increasingly ... More


The Olympic Goose that Lays the Golden Egg

Andrew Ross

in Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter compares the respective bids of London and New York for the 2012 Olympics, assessing how different levels of government interact to promote place-based development strategies. Over the ... More


Conclusion

D. Asher Ghertner

in Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199385560
eISBN:
9780190263324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385560.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The book’s conclusion summarizes key findings and traces the transformation of urban and national politics in India in the wake of a series of high-profile corruption scandals, including corruption ... More


Mega-Events, the Superdome, and the Return of the Repressed in New Orleans

Paul A. Passavant

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the repressive dimensions of the tourist city by focusing on how New Orleans handled the mega-event of Hurricane Katrina in light of how it handles mega-events such as the Super ... More


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