Inside the Olympic Industry

By Helen Jefferson Lenskyj,

Book cover of Inside the Olympic Industry: Power, Politics, and Activism

Book description

Analysis from the perspective of those adversely affected by the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of hosting an Olympic Games.

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1 author picked Inside the Olympic Industry as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is the grand-mere of contemporary critical Olympic literature.

Helen Lenskyj was one of the first scholars to draw attention to the problematics of the Games, including human rights abuses, displacement of homeless populations, and elite scandals that ought to send law-abiding citizens running. It continues to be a powerful and relevant read for anyone interested in peeking behind the curtains of the Olympic behemoth.

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