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 booklet examines the London 2012 commencing and shutting ceremonies and the handover to Rio 2016 as articulations of nationwide and cosmopolitan belonging. The ceremonial performances supported resourceful commute and created a tornadóros: an excellent kind of 'human' that manipulates audiovisual narratives of tradition and id for international audiences.

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