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- DescriptionThis book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to kw more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.
- Author BiographyMike McNamee is Professor of Applied Ethics at Swansea University, UK. He is a former President of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and the Editor of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. Previous publications include Doping and Anti-Doping Policy in Sport (2011) and The Ethics of Sports: A Reader (2010). Jim Parry is Professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Previous publications include Phenomenological Approaches to Sport (2012) and Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports (2010).
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication15/10/2014
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight385 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byJim Parry,Mike McNamee
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