Mega-Events and Modernity: Olympics and Expos in the Growth of Global Culture

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Tables and illustrations

Tables
1.1 Structuring international public culture: key mega-events 1980-2012 2
1.2 National public event calendars: contrasting contemporary and inter-war examples 4
1.3 Public events: types and dimensions 4
1.4 Event analysis perspectives 11
2.1 Expos 1850-1970: attendances and profitability 43
2.2 Expos and technology: 1851-2000 46
4.1 Structuring inter-war public culture: major international sport events 1920-1938 101
5.1 Olympic cities and bids: 1896-2004 136
5.2 Media personnel at Olympic Games: 1896-1996 148
6.1 Expos and media-related technologies: 1862-1992 160
6.2 A global media-sport empire: Rupert Murdoch 1992-1998 171
6.3 TV rights income for Summer Olympics: 1960-2000 183

Illustrations
2.1 The ‘Crystal Palace’ built for the Great International Exhibition of 1851, in Hyde Park, London 50
2.2 Crowds inside the 1851 ‘Crystal Place’ exhibition 51
2.3 Aerial view of the 1924 British Imperial Exhibition at Wembley 62
3.1 Crowds at the hugely successful 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris 68
4.1 Crowds at the 1937 Exposition Internationale in Paris 100
4.2 A night view of the Berlin Olympic stadium during the 1936 Olympic Games 114

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Illustrations viii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Part 1 - Mega-Events and the Growth of International Culture 31
  • Part 2 - Mega-Events and the Growth of Global Culture 123
  • Bibliography 254
  • Press Articles 269
  • Author and Name Index 271
  • Subject Index 276
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