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The London 2012 Olympics and collective memory

The London 2012 Olympics and collective memory

Vlachos, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-4870-9006 (2024) The London 2012 Olympics and collective memory. In: XXVIII International Conference “Young Sports Science of Ukraine”, 16th - 17th May, 2024, Lviv, Ukraine. (Unpublished)

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Billions are spent by cities and nations around the world in the hosting of mega-events like the London 2012 Olympic Games. However 'legacy' has come to be defined narrowly, typically in terms of property development. Using the structuralist analytic lens of 'collective memory' (Halbwachs, 1925/1992) and a visual ethnographic method, this conference presentation reports preliminary findings on markers and monuments that commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games and reflects on their social meanings.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Olympics; legacy; social identity; memory studies; London 2012; collective memory; urban development; social cohesion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 15:57

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