"A major contribution to the study of global events in times of global media. Owning the Olympics tests the possibilities and limits of the concept of 'media events' by analyzing the mega-event of the information age: the Beijing Olympics.
Author: Monroe Price
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
"A major contribution to the study of global events in times of global media. Owning the Olympics tests the possibilities and limits of the concept of 'media events' by analyzing the mega-event of the information age: the Beijing Olympics. . . . A good read from cover to cover." —Guobin Yang, Associate Professor, Asian/Middle Eastern Cultures & Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University From the moment they were announced, the Beijing Games were a major media event and the focus of intense scrutiny and speculation. In contrast to earlier such events, however, the Beijing Games are also unfolding in a newly volatile global media environment that is no longer monopolized by broadcast media. The dramatic expansion of media outlets and the growth of mobile communications technology have changed the nature of media events, making it significantly more difficult to regulate them or control their meaning. This volatility is reflected in the multiple, well-publicized controversies characterizing the run-up to Beijing 2008. According to many Western commentators, the People's Republic of China seized the Olympics as an opportunity to reinvent itself as the "New China"---a global leader in economics, technology, and environmental issues, with an improving human-rights record. But China's maneuverings have also been hotly contested by diverse global voices, including prominent human-rights advocates, all seeking to displace the official story of the Games. Bringing together a distinguished group of scholars from Chinese studies, human rights, media studies, law, and other fields, Owning the Olympics reveals how multiple entities---including the Chinese Communist Party itself---seek to influence and control the narratives through which the Beijing Games will be understood. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.
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Author: Kim Bissell
When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without considering the effect of the media. It addresses a multitude of ways in which the intermediary of media production alters the experience of the Olympics. Spectators watching Olympic events from the stands are less subjected to the language of the commentators, journalists, and even the athlete interviews as they form impressions and understandings of the games. However, even those who sit in the stands for the opening ceremonies or walk down the streets of the Olympic Village and the host city are treated to media spectacles that are intentionally produced to display the attitudes, values, and beliefs of the host country and its Olympic Committee. This book performs the important task of analysing ways in which the media serves as both an integral component and an arbiter of the Games for society. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.
Olympic Cities and the Remaking of London. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Press, 2009.
Price, Monroe. “On Seizing the Olympic Platform.” In Owning the Olympics, edited
by Monroe Price and Daniel Dayan, 86. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan ...
Author: Jilly Traganou
Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the consumption, interpretation, and appropriation of Olympic artifacts from their conception to their afterlife. Besides products that try to achieve consensus and induce civic pride, the "Olympic design milieu" also includes processes that oppose the Olympics and their enforcement. The book examines the graphic design program for Tokyo 1964, architecture and urban plans for Athens 2004, brand design for London 2012, and practices of subversive appropriation and sociotechnical action in counter-Olympic movements since the 1960s. It explores how the Olympics shape the physical, legal and emotional contours of a host nation and its position in the world; how the Games are contested by a broader social spectrum within and beyond the nation; and how, throughout these encounters, design plays a crucial role. Recognizing the presence of multiple actors, the book investigates the potential of design in promoting equitable political participation in the Olympic context.
International Olympic Academy, 29th Young Participants Session, pp. 81–6.
Olympia: International ... International Olympic Academy 34th Session of Young
Participants. Olympia: ... Dayan, Owning the Olympics: Narrativesof theNewChina
Author: D. Chatziefstathiou
This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.
He is currently a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New
York. He is coauthor ofMedia Events: The Live Broadcasting of History (with Elihu
Katz; Harvard University Press 1992) and Owning the Olympics (with Monroe ...
Author: Elihu Katz
Is television dead? The classic television era of the 1950s and 1960s, characterized by limited choices of programs broadcast on over the air channels to families as if they were seated around a hearth – and to a nation as if gathered around a campfire – has indeed ended. Throughout the drastic evolution of this media, thousands of studies have examined the short-term effects of television, such as the evaluation of persuasion campaigns. Yet there is scant research on the overreaching sociological impacts of television and its centrality to Western culture over the past 60 years. This compelling volume of The ANNALS is the first collection of rigorous articles devoted to studying ways in which television has impacted our values, ideologies, institutions, social structure, and culture.
Discussion and Interpretation on Intercultural Communication in the Beijing
Olympic Games', The International Journal of ... 'The Fragility of Asian National
Identity in the Olympic Games', in M. E Price and D. Dayan (eds), Owning the
Author: David Rowe
Publisher: A&C Black
How has globalization impacted on sports media? What are the economic ramifications? And what is the future of sports media? In order to answer these questions, this book investigates the constituents, dimensions and implications of the flows of media sport from the Global West to the Global East, and in the reverse direction. At an historical moment when the relative stability of the Western media sport order is under challenge, it analyses a range of key structures, practices and issues whose ramifications extend far beyond the fields of play and national contexts in which sport events take place. The book will appraise and analyse the state of sports television, rise of new sports media, emergence of hybrid sport cultural forms, eruption of sport-related political controversies, scandals and power struggles, mutations of forms of global sport fandom, and projections of the future of global media sport. In bringing together the latest research from across a number of disciplines, this book offers an exciting contribution to the emerging field of global sports media.
West battle was the king of the interstitial periods between Olympic Games,
dominating meets away from the public eye ... But the other man was the
undisputed ruler of the Olympics, owning breaststroke over two Games the way
few ever had ...
Author: Matthew De George
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
An individual sport at its core, swimming is defined by iconic rivalries such as those between Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. Spanning nearly 100 years, this book highlights the best of these contests, including individual showdowns, team battles, friendly competitions, and heated political rivalries. From their early beginnings through the highlights of their careers, this book follows the top athletes in the sport and the rivals who pushed them to the pinnacle of swimming. Exhaustively researched, Duels in the Pool includes original interviews and rich details, shining a light on some of the sport’s finest athletes and the rivalries that propelled them to greatness. This book will appeal not only to sports historians and researchers but also to fans of swimming at every level.
Corollaries to the privatization of intellectual property assets can be seen all
around us . Take , for instance , the licensing arrangements by formerly
noncommercial groups that have now become commonplace . The summer
Olympics of 1996 ...
Author: Seth Shulman
Argues that the efforts of high-tech industries to gain ownership of certain types of knowledge endanger the free exchange of information that is essential to preserve economic prosperity and a democratic society
Owning. the. Podium. Leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games,
there was a fair amount of controversy over the “Own the Podium" program. It was
an umbrella funding and sponsorship program, launched in January 2005, ...
Author: R. Douglas Williamson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An urgent wake-up call—and radical actionplan—for business leaders everywhere While it focuses primarily on Canadian business, this importantbook shares valuable insights of benefit to transformationalbusiness leaders everywhere. Without sugar coating his message,author R. Douglas Williamson, head of the prestigious consultancy,The Beacon Group, points to complacency, lack of leadershipsophistication, and an inward focus as the chief reasons whyCanadian companies are at risk of falling behind the rest of theworld. Issuing an urgent call to action, Williamson helps leadersunderstand the four principle challenges facing the modern leaderand describes the eight essential leadership competencies requiredto navigate the future. He provides powerful strategies, tools andtechniques for how to reframe thinking about leadership and reformleadership strategies. Case Studies from The Beacon Group’s wide and diversifiedclient base include The Four Seasons, Scotiabank, Nortel Networks,Research in Motion, The Hudson’s Bay Company, ExportDevelopment Canada, Holt Renfrew, and many others. An impassioned call to action for leaders everywhere combinedwith practical advice and tools to help leaders take up theresponsibility of transformational leadership during a period ofunprecedented change and monumental global challenges. One of the rare books to focus on Canadian business andbusiness leadership, it explains why that country's competitivenessis in serious jeopardy and what can be done about it.
Even if the person who recorded the music was ethically opposed to registering a
copyright for the music in his or her own name , and therefore assigned the music
to the ... The song was later licensed by the International Olympic Committee ...
Author: Kembrew McLeod
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Owning Culture demonstrates how intellectual property law has expanded to allow for private ownership of a remarkable array of things, from the patenting of human genes linked to breast cancer to the trademarking of the phrases «home style» and «freedom of ownership.» This book examines diverse areas of contemporary life affected by intellectual property law, including sampling practices in hip-hop music, the appropriation of Third World indigenous knowledge about the medical uses of plants, the effects of seed patenting on farming, and the impact of copyright law on folk music-making. By placing under scrutiny the individualistic, Western conception of the «author» that grounds intellectual property law, Kembrew McLeod shows how borrowing practices have been - and continue to be - central to cultural production. Additionally, this book highlights how intellectual property law facilitates the privatization of culture and the transfer of power into the hands of wealthy individuals and corporations. Clearly written, thoughtful, and thought provoking, Owning Culture provides an innovative approach to the study of culture and law.
In other cases , it means convincing the audience that “ Olympic - style ”
programming on a competing network is not the ... Clearly , owning the rights to
televise the Olympics is still a very emotional issue — so much a matter of pride
and self ...
Author: David A. Klatell
Publisher: Master Media Publishing Corporation
An intelligent, detailed and insightful account of the history and interconnectedness of big-money sports and television broadcasting.A story rich in anecdotes about people and events that have shaped today's world of TV and cable sports.
Bruce Furniss arrived at USC that same fall already owning the world record in
my best event, the 200meter freestyle. He went on to win two Olympic gold
medals in 1976. During our college years, USC and UCLA were two of the top
Author: Dan Stephenson
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Two swimmers, close friends and archrivals, chase after the same Olympic gold medal. Archie Hayes is the best swimmer in the world. Talent and luck have brought him Olympic medals, fame, money and women. Doyle Wilson has reached the end of his career with dreams unfulfilled, but he has a final chance in the 400 freestyle, in which Archie owns the world record. Doyle bets that hard work will enable him to beat Archie just once. He burns all his bridges to focus on his lone goal. But Doyle can't be single-minded. Archie is not just his nemesis - they're best friends. Danger lurks around every corner for Archie, a celebrity athlete with a reckless streak. On a training trip to Hawaii, when Archie is mauled by a wave while bodysurfing, Doyle sees his duty - a purpose in life that transcends self-interest and even friendship. Archie's incomparable talent must be preserved and nurtured, and only Doyle can do it. Though Archie's demise would liquidate the main obstacle in Doyle's path to greatness, Doyle rescues him. Repeatedly. Doyle's odyssey to the Olympics teaches him about true friendship and love, the meaning of sacrifice and overcoming obstacles.