"A ceremony for television”: the Tokyo 2020 media ritual

Date
2021
Authors
Guimarães-Mataruna, Andressa Fontes
de Souza, Adriano Lopes
Petersen-Wagner, Renan
dos Santos, Doiara Silva
Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Leonardo Jose
da Silva, Otávio Guimarães Tavares
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The Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research
Abstract
The Olympic Games opening ceremonies are cultural performances that can be understood as a ritual and a spectacle. This performance is characterized by articulating universal messages and values with local cultural meanings. As a ritual, it marks the beginning of a global event and transmits through its symbols (athletes, flag, anthem, oaths and pyre) a set of values of universal aspiration. As a spectacle, it celebrates the culture of the country that organizes the Games. These ceremonies are means of cultural communication and a media spectacle at same time.
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This book chapter is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this book chapter is published in Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport (2021), available online at: https://olympicanalysis.org/section-5/a-ceremony-for-television-the-tokyo-2020-media-ritual/
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Guimarães-Mataruna, A.F., Lopes de Souza, A.L., Petersen-Wagner, R., dos Santos, D.S., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. & da Silva, O.G.T. (2021). "A ceremony for television”: the Tokyo 2020 media ritual. In D. Jackson, A. Bernstein, M. Butterworth, Y. Cho, D.S. Coombs, M. Devlin & C. Onwumechili (Eds.), Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport (pp. 55). The Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research. https://olympicanalysis.org/section-5/a-ceremony-for-television-the-tokyo-2020-media-ritual/
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