Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016 (Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games)

Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016 (Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games)


This e-book examines the London 2012 starting and shutting ceremonies and the handover to Rio 2016 as articulations of nationwide and cosmopolitan belonging. The ceremonial performances supported resourceful shuttle and created a tornadóros: a terrific type of 'human' that manipulates audiovisual narratives of tradition and id for worldwide audiences.

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