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Regional Dimensions of Global Games: The Case of Sports Mega events in Tatarstan

  • Alexandra Yatsyk
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Part of the Mega Event Planning book series (MEGAEP)

Abstract

This chapter addresses practices of preparation for and hosting of sports mega events in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, the study of which is conceptualized within a post-structuralist framework with particular emphasis on post-political—including performative—components of identity building. Based on the Universiade 2013, the XXVII Summer World Student Games held in Kazan, the author scrutinizes how Tatarstan, one of the most self-minded, culturally distinctive and peculiar regions within Russia, finds a balance between integration into nationwide agenda and promotion of its own sub-national identity through major tournaments and championships.

Keywords

Urban Space Federal Centre Hegemonic Discourse Opening Ceremony National Narrative 
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  • Alexandra Yatsyk
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  1. 1.Kazan Federal UniversityKazanRussia

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