Sociology and the 2012 Olympic Games

The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an exciting focus for sociological analyses of the personal and public, local and global. The special issue, to be published in 2011, provides an opportunity to contribute timely reflections on the sociological interest and significance of this global event in UK and comparative context. This special issue aims to bring together strong theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions from across the field of sociology, demonstrating the ways in which the discipline can use the backdrop of the games to examine sporting, political, cultural, economic and global events.