Has the Left forgotten the world?

Martell, Luke (2012) Has the Left forgotten the world? Shifting Grounds.

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Post-Olympics reflections have been in full-flight. The games are one of the most international events the planet gets to see. Athletes of the world travel to a common place to compete. The competitors, media and watching public are exposed to the globality of the human race. There’s no better chance to be aware of others beyond our national boundaries, or even to feel a global consciousness.

But what has happened? The UK media focused on British athletes, their events, and their medal ceremonies, rather than an even-handed range of competitions. There was a wave of patriotism and national pride at the management of the London games and the success of Team GB.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
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Depositing User: Luke Martell
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 20:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40530

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