The City Episode February 18, 2014

Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

5:02am - 6:00am

Jules Boykoff on celebration capitalism, dissent, and the Olympic Games in Vancouver, London, and Sochi Jules Boykoff discusses the Olympics Games -- prominent urban mega-event spectacles -- as a form of 'celebration capitalism' (the complement to Naomi Klein's 'disaster capitalism'). He talks about celebration capitalism and political dissent in the context of the Vancouver, London, and Sochi Olympic Games.

Jules Boykoff is author of Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games (2013). He is associate professor of politics and government at Pacific University in Oregon.