Mega-events and social change
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Our collective cultural worlds, whether in national societies, or at a global level, are increasingly occupied with, and structured around, the staging of cultural and sporting events at all levels. This book analyses the biggest, most influential and controversial types of events, namely 'mega-events', in particular recent Olympics and Expos. The study builds on the sociological, historical and empirical accounts of mega-events originally presented in Roche's influential work 'Mega-Events and Modernity' (2000). This new book addresses how mega-events have changed in recent times. The author argues that contemporary mega-events reflect the major social changes which now influence our societies, particularly in the West, and which amount to a new 'second phase' of the modernization process. This is particularly visible in the media, urban and global locational aspects of mega-events. Roche suggests that contemporary mega-events, both in their achievements and their vulnerabilities, reflect, in the media sphere, the rise of the internet; in the urban sphere, de-industrialisation and the growing ecological crisis; and in the global sphere, the relative decline of the West and the rise of China and other 'emerging' countries. This book investigates the way in which contemporary mega-events reflect, mark and influence, social changes in each of these three contexts. It will be of interest to researchers, teachers and students in the fields of mega-events and events studies, and to professionals and policy-makers concerned with large-scale event projects.
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Our collective cultural worlds, whether in national societies, or at a global level, are increasingly occupied with, and structured around, the staging of cultural and sporting events at all levels. This book analyses the biggest, most influential and controversial types of events, namely 'mega-events', in particular recent Olympics and Expos. The study builds on the sociological, historical and empirical accounts of mega-events originally presented in Roche's influential work 'Mega-Events and Modernity' (2000). This new book addresses how mega-events have changed in recent times. The author argues that contemporary mega-events reflect the major social changes which now influence our societies, particularly in the West, and which amount to a new 'second phase' of the modernization process. This is particularly visible in the media, urban and global locational aspects of mega-events. Roche suggests that contemporary mega-events, both in their achievements and their vulnerabilities, reflect, in the media sphere, the rise of the internet; in the urban sphere, de-industrialisation and the growing ecological crisis; and in the global sphere, the relative decline of the West and the rise of China and other 'emerging' countries. This book investigates the way in which contemporary mega-events reflect, mark and influence, social changes in each of these three contexts. It will be of interest to researchers, teachers and students in the fields of mega-events and events studies, and to professionals and policy-makers concerned with large-scale event projects.

Mega-events and social change

Spectacle, legacy and public culture

Maurice Roche, John Horne

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The spectacle of major cultural and sporting events can preoccupy modern societies. This book is concerned with contemporary mega-events, like the Olympics and Expos. Using a sociological perspective Roche argues that mega-events reflect the major social changes which now influence our societies, particularly in the West, and that these amount to a new 'second phase' of the modernization process. Changes are particularly visible in the media, urban and global locational aspects of mega-events. Thus he suggests that contemporary mega-events, both in their achievements and their vulnerabilities, reflect, in the media sphere, the rise of the internet; in the urban sphere, de-industrialisation and the growing ecological crisis; and in the global sphere, the relative decline of the West and the rise of China and other 'emerging' countries.
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Publish State
Published
Readership
General/trade; College/higher education; Professional and scholarly
Publisher / Imprint
Manchester University Press
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom / Manchester
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781526117106 / 152611710X
Format
ePub
Published Date
January 2017
Primary Price
120 USD
Reference Code
9288