Cohen, Phil

London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: A Hollow Crown – Understanding the Olympics in Prospect and Retrospect
Phil Cohen, Paul Watt

Part I. London 2012: The Mega-Event in Context

2. East London’s Post-Olympic Economy
Gavin Poynter

3. Hollow Sovereignty and the Hollow Crown? Contested Governance and the Olympic Security Edifice
Pete Fussey, Jon Coaffee

Part II. The 2012 Legacy Story: Views from East London

4. Legacy for Whom? Housing in Post-Olympic East London
Paul Watt, Penny Bernstock

5. A Place Beyond Belief: Hysterical Materialism and the Making of East 20
Phil Cohen

6. ‘The Best New Place to Live’? Visual Research with Residents in East Village and E20
Debbie Humphry

7. Expert Knowledge and Community Participation in Urban Planning: the Case of Post-Olympic Hackney Wick
Isaac Marrero-Guillamón

8. Contesting Community on London 2012’s Olympic Fringe
Francesca Weber-Newth

9. West Ham United in the Olympic Stadium: A Gramscian Analysis of the Rocky Road to Stratford
Jack Fawbert

10. Youth Transitions and Legacies in an East London Olympic Host Borough
Anthony Gunter

Part III. Sporting Chances? The Social and Health Legacies of 2012

11. Are the Olympics Good for Your Health? Physical Activity, Sports Participation and Health Before, During and After London 2012
Mike Weed

12. Observing Legacy: Ethnographic Moments in and Around the London 2012 Paralympic Games
P. David Howe, Shane Kerr

13. Social Legacies of Olympic and Paralympic Games in East London
Ian Brittain, Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos

Part IV. From London 2012 to Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

14. The Rio Dossier: The Exclusion Games
Phil Cohen, Paul Watt

15. From London 2012 to Tokyo 2020: Urban Spectacle, Nation Branding and Socio-Spatial Targeting in the Olympic City
Grace Gonzalez Basurto

16. Conclusion: New Directions in Olympic Legacy Research
Phil Cohen, Paul Watt

Keywords: Social Sciences, Human Geography, Sport, Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns), Area Studies

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