Olympic Ceremonialism and The Performance of National Character: From London 2012 to Rio 2016

From London 2012 to Rio 2016

  • Rodanthi┬áTzanelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rodanthi Tzanelli
    Pages 1-35
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 118-165

About this book


This book examines the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies and the handover to Rio 2016 as articulations of national and cosmopolitan belonging. The ceremonial performances supported imaginative travel and created a tornad├│ros: an ideal form of 'human' that manipulates audiovisual narratives of culture and identity for global audiences.


belonging character culture identity

Authors and affiliations

  • Rodanthi┬áTzanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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