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Title: Sport mega-events and ‘terrorism’: a critical analysis
Authors: Giulianotti, Richard
Klauser, Francisco
Keywords: Mega-events
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: SAGE (© the authors)
Citation: GIULIANOTTI, R. and KLAUSER, F., 2012. Sport mega-events and 'terrorism': a critical analysis. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 47 (3), pp. 307-323.
Abstract: The article explores critically the interplay between sport and terrorism, with particular reference to sport mega-events. Our discussion is divided into two main sections. First, we set out the main principles of a critical social theoretical approach, which enables satisfactory analysis of the ‘sport/ terrorism’ couplet. We discuss the contribution of three types of critical perspective that are tied to different disciplines, namely sociology, human geography, and political science/international relations. Second, we turn to consider some of the main historical and contemporary incidents and issues with regard to terrorism at sport mega-events. On this basis, we show how and why social scientific analysis needs to move beyond common-sense understandings of the sport/ terrorism couplet, to investigate critically the epistemologies and discursive constructions of terror, the logics, processes and relationships underpinning specific counter-terrorism strategies, and the wider socio-spatial implications thereof.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1012690211433454
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15664
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1012690211433454
ISSN: 1012-6902
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