Approaching paradox: Loving and hating mega-events

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serval:BIB_91954545348D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Approaching paradox: Loving and hating mega-events
Périodique
Tourism Management
Auteur(s)
Müller M.
ISSN
0261-5177
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Volume
63
Pages
234-241
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper examines the role of paradoxes in research and proposes strategies of engaging with them. For this purpose, it analyses the ways in which six paradoxes are constitutive of sports mega-events such as the Olympic Games: the universalism paradox, the compliance paradox, the winner's paradox, the participation paradox, the uniqueness paradox and the passion paradox. It then develops three strategies of how researchers and practitioners can approach paradox. The first, exploration, examines the consequences and effects of the ambiguity of paradoxes. The second, differentiation, enquires into the spatio-temporal and social make-up of paradoxes. The third, reframing, recasts paradoxes by shifting theoretical perspectives. Instead of pressing to resolve paradoxes, researchers and practitioners alike should make productive use of their ambiguity.
Mots-clé
Critical event studies, mega-events, modernity, Olympic Games, PARADOX, World Cup
Open Access
Oui
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07/09/2017 12:51
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