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Mega-events bibliography

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General works

Maurice Roche Mega-events & modernity London: Routledge, 2000
London Reference Collections shelfmark: YC.2003.b.2166

Sports mega-events: social scientific analyses of a global phenomenon edited by John Horne and Wolfram Manzenreiter Oxford: Blackwell, 2006
London Reference Collections shelfmark: SPIS306.483 Open Access
DS shelfmark: m06/41550

National identity and global sports events: culture, politics in the Olympics and the football world cup edited by Alan Tomlinson and Christopher Young New York: State University of New York, 2006
London Reference Collections shelfmark: SPIS 306.483 Open Access
DS shelfmark: m06/18690

‘The theory of spectacle: reviewing Olympic ethnography’ John J MacAloon in National identity and global sports events edited by Alan Tomlinson and Christopher Young New York: State University of New York, 2006
London Reference Collections shelfmark: SPIS 306.483 Open Access
DS shelfmark: m06/18690

Time out of time: essays on the festival edited by Alessandro Falassi Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987
London Reference Collections shelfmark:YA.1989.b.6718
DS shelfmark: 87/17115

Fair representations: world’s fairs and the modern world edited by W Rydell and Nancy Gwinn Amsterdam: VU, 1995
London Reference Collections shelfmark:YA.1994.b.5605
DS shelfmark: 3829.688280 27

Tomlinson A ‘Olympic spectacle: opening ceremonies and some paradoxes of globalisation’ in Media, Culture and Society 18(4) 583-602
London Reference Collections shelfmark: P521/3296
DS shelfmark: 5525.255500

Rite, drama, festival, spectacle: rehearsals towards a theory of cultural performance edited by John J MacAloon  Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, 1984
DS shelfmark: 84/20183

Olympic dreams: the impact of mega-events on local politics Matthew J Burbank, Gregory D Andranovich, Charles H Heying Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2001
London Reference Collections shelfmark: YC.2001.a.10556
DS shelfmark: m03/41829

Festivals; a selection of contemporary documents in the British Library

Great Exhibition…official descriptive and illustrated catalogue in three volumes [edited by R. Ellis. With an introduction by Sir H Cole] London 1851
London Reference Collections shelfmark: 7955.e.10

Universal Exposition, Saint Louis, 1904. Preliminary programme of physical culture, Olympic Games and world’s championship Saint Louis, [1904]
London Reference Collections shelfmark: 7919c17

World’s Fair authentic guide. Complete reference book to St Louis and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Saint Louis: Official Guide Co., [1904]
London Reference Collections shelfmark: Mic.A.9800(1)

John Allwood The great exhibitions London: Studio Vista, 1975
London Reference Collections shelfmark: X802/10481
DS shelfmark: q77/28972

Ceremonies & symbols

‘(Ir)Relevant rings: the symbolic consumption of the Olympic logo in the postmodern media culture’ R VanWynsberghe, I Ritchie in Critical reflections on Olympic ideology: second international symposium for Olympic research editors Robert K Barney and Klaus V Meier
London, Ont: University of Western Ontario, 1994
London Reference Collections shelfmark: YA.1996.b.2125

‘Black and white Australia: reconciliation and Sydney 2000’ in The best Olympics ever; social impacts of Sydney 2000 Helen Jefferson Lenskyi 
Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002
London Reference Collections shelfmark: YC.2002.a.17071
DS shelfmark: m02/37974

‘Carrying the torch for who? Symbolic power and Olympic ceremony’ in The Olympics at the Millennium: power, politics and the Games edited by Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith.
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000
London Reference Collections shelfmark: YC.2000.a.11811

‘More than an old flame: national symbolism and the media in the torch ceremony of the Olympics’ J Sinclair in Media international Australia Nov 2000, 97 pp 35-46
DS shelfmark: 5525.258185

Sport as symbol: symbols in sport Floris van der Merwe, editor. Saint Augustine: Academia Verlag, 1996
(ISHPES studies; vol 4)
DS shelfmark: 4582.922813

Alternative Olympics

'The gay games: creating our own sports culture’ Vikki Krane, Jennifer Waldron in The Olympics at the Millennium: power, politics and the Games edited by Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith.
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2000
London Reference Collections shelfmark: YC.2000.a.11811

Symons, Caroline The Gay Games: a history
London: Routledge, 2010
London Reference Collections shelfmark: X.629/11316
DS shelfmark: m11/11320

‘Prague’s socialist Olympics of 1934’ J F Wagner in Canadian journal of history of sport, 1992 vol 23, issue 1 pp1-18
London Reference Collections shelfmark: P511/1619
DS shelfmark: 3031.658000

The story of worker sport Kruger A and Riordan J (eds) Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics, 1996
DS shelfmark: q96/25328

Jones, Stephen G ‘Sport, politics and the labour movement: the British Workers’ Sports Federation 1923-1935’ in British Journal of Sports History, 2, no 2, Sept 1985 pp154-178
London Reference Collections shelfmark: P801/3429
DS shelfmark: 2324.890000

‘The workers’ Olympics’ J Riordan in Five ring circus: money, power and politics at the Olympic Games edited by Alan Tomlinson and Garry Whannel.
London: Pluto Press, 1984
London Reference Collections shelfmark: X.629/23139
DS shelfmark: 84/19574

‘Muscular Marxism and the Chicago Counter-Olympics of 1932’ B.S Butler in
International Journal of the History of Sport vol 9, no 3 pp397-410
London Reference Collections shelfmark: ZK.9.a.1260
DS shelfmark: 4542.282000

Riordan, J Sport in Soviet Society
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977
London Reference Collections shelfmark: X.629/11316
DS shelfmark: 77/13026

Ueberhorst H, Frisch, frei stark and treu: die arbeitersport bewegung in Deutschland
Dusseldorf: Droste, 1973
DS shelfmark: f2/4986

‘An alternative sport festival: the third Worker’s Olympics Antwerp 1937’ by Jan Tolleneer and Eric Box in Stadion 1986/7, issue 12/13 pp 183-190
London Reference Collections shelfmark: P.441/441
DS shelfmark: 8425.930000

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