Flame Relays and the Struggle for the Olympic Movement
||Macaloon, John J.|
|Series title:||Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Feb 2014|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $54.95|
| Book Description: |
The Flame Relay and the Olympic Movementis the first book-length scholarly study in English of the contemporary Olympic flame relay. Reporting for the first time on years of intensive ethnographic research and organizational intervention, MacAloon literally follows the Olympic flame through twenty years of intercultural encounter, conflict, and negotiation. Focusing on the frequently harmonious, sometimes perilous encounters among Greek flame relay officials, cultural agents, and...