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Múltiplos olhares sobre os jogos olímpicos


The proposal of this book is to provide an open view about Olympic Games. We have invited the most prominent brazilian researchers who have been involved with this theme. Different perspectives on the Olympic Games were analysed from a Human Science point of view (Physical Education, History, Anthropology, Geography and Sociology). These studies focus on themes that have not been explored by brazilian researchers. The first chapter discusses how the megaevebts comes to Brazil and introduced the book. The second chapter, aims at discussing political and economic aspects concerning sports agencies and the State, using technical reports as a source of information. Chapter third analyses the policies for planning and organizing Barcelona Olympic Games (1992) and presents the legacy of those Games. The chapter also reflects on the Project for Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games (2016). Chapter four discusses the delicate issue of about social segregation and housing policies in Rio de Janeiro. Chapter five analyses the progress and difficulties faced by those who wish to develop artistic gymnastics in Brazil. The professional identity and the biographical narratives of the Olympic athletes are in the middle of chapter six. Chapter seven analyses the motive for including the V World Games in Rio Olympics (2016). The Paralympic Games are the issue of chapter eight, analysing. This chapter shows that the visibility of the Paralympic Games is a legacy in itself. Chapter nine discusses the tensions involving the proposal of Coubertin's Olympic Games for the working class. Finally, the last chapter is a study of Gay Olympic Games that was based on ethnographic experiences at two international Gay Games. (AU)

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