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Culture, Sport and Physical Activity

Culture, Sport and Physical Activity

  • Author: Karin Volkwein-Caplan
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • ISBN: 1841264377
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness. The text introduces and analyzes current issues of importance for those concerned with human movement and culture, whether it is in the context of teaching physical education, coordinating/ marketing sport and recreational programs, coaching or serving the general population - young and old - with any form of physical activity. Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity incorporates interdisciplinary, cutting-edge work reflecting various research paradigms from these theoretical perspectives: sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, women's studies and cultural studies. The fact that more and more people of all ages are participating in sport and physical activity means that serious attention must be paid to increasing awareness of the positive as well as the negative effects of such involvement. Indeed, sport has become a major socio-cultural factor in people's lives. In the USA, there is hardly anyone who is not touched by this movement; however, people have very different experiences based on their cultural and socio-economic background, including gender, race/ethnicity, age, ability, as well as their sexual and religious orientations. This book will educate students at institutions of higher learning in the USA about the importance of socio-cultural as well as psychological factors influencing people's choices, opportunities, experiences, as well as limitations in the domain of human movement.

Sporting Reflections

Sporting Reflections

Some Philosophical Perspectives

  • Author: Heather Sheridan,Leslie A. Howe,Keith Thompson
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN: 1841261823
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 191
  • View: 4789
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Part of the Sport, Culture and Society series, this book aims to illuminate the contribution of philosophy of sport to the understanding of contemporary sport. It addresses some of the different fields of philosophy and their application in philosophy of sport including: aesthetics, ethics, philosophy of education, and more.

Sport, Culture and Society

Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

  • Author: Grant Jarvie
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415306478
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 414
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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.

Sport Fitness Culture

Sport Fitness Culture

  • Author: Prof. Karin Volkwein-Caplan
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN: 1782550410
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Sport|Fitness|Culture focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness. The text introduces and analyzes current issues of importance for those concerned with human movement and culture, whether it is in the context of teaching physical education, coordinating/ marketing sport and recreational programs, coaching or serving the general population – young and old – with any form of physical activity. Sport|Fitness|Culture incorporates interdisciplinary, cutting-edge work reflecting various research paradigms from these theoretical perspectives: sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, gender and race studies and cultural studies. The fact that more and more people of all ages are participating in sport and physical activity means that serious attention must be paid to increasing awareness of the positive as well as the negative effects of such involvement. Indeed, sport has become a major socio-cultural factor in people’s lives. In the USA, there is hardly anyone who is not touched by this movement; however, people have very different experiences based on their cultural and socio-economic background, including gender, race/ethnicity, age, ability, as well as their sexual and religious orientations. This book will educate people about the importance of socio-cultural as well as psychological factors influencing people’s choices, opportunities, experiences and limitations in the domain of human movement.

Understanding Sport

Understanding Sport

An Introduction to the Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Sport

  • Author: John Horne,Alan Tomlinson,Garry Whannel
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780419136408
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 298
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Understanding Sport introduces students to the central elements of a sociological and cultural analysis of sport. It specifically examines sport in modern British society.

Sport and Society

Sport and Society

  • Author: Scott Witmer
  • Publisher: Raintree
  • ISBN: 1406234834
  • Category: Sports
  • Page: 64
  • View: 2905
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This series takes a critical-eye view of the world of sport (both professional and amateur), and uses this perspective to explore the ways that sport factors into our world. The series uses up-to-date information, current affairs and case studies, while providing lots of opportunities for students to debate the issues with classmates.

Sport and Physical Education in China

Sport and Physical Education in China

  • Author: Robin Jones,James (Jim) Riordan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1135814325
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 280
  • View: 1358
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Written by a number of expert scholars from around the world, including China itself, with the aim of extending knowledge and taking the cross-cultural study of PE and sport beyond the descriptive level, this book provides unique and up to date material. Subjects covered include: *ancient and modern history *structure, administration and finance *PE in schools and colleges *elite sport *sport science and medicine *gender issues. Anyone wishing to gain an insight into the PE and sporting experience of Chinese citizens both in historical and contemporary society will find this book essential reading. It is an indispensable resource for students taking comparative sport studies courses, sports historians, and academics with a general interest in the cross-cultural field.

Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

  • Author: Huijie Zhang
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351810669
  • Category:
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Despite the popularity of sport in contemporary China, the practice of physical education is not indigenous to its culture. Strenuous physical activity was traditionally linked to low class and status in the pre-modern Chinese society. The concept of modern PE was introduced to China by Western Christian missionaries and directors of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). It then grew from a tool for Christian evangelism to a strategic instrument in Chinese nation-building. This book examines the transformation of Chinese attitudes toward PE and sport, drawing on the concepts of cultural imperialism and nationalism to understand how an imported Western activity became a key aspect of modernization for the Chinese state. More specifically, it looks at the relationship between Christianity and the rise of Chinese nationalism between 1840 and 1937. Combining historical insight with original research, this book sheds new light on the evolution of PE and sport in modern China. It is fascinating reading for all those with an interest in sports history, Chinese culture and society, Christianity, physical education or the sociology of sport.

Sport in Soviet Society

Sport in Soviet Society

Development of Sport and Physical Education in Russia and the USSR

  • Author: James Riordan
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521280235
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 446
  • View: 5577
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This book examines the evolution of sport in Russia from its association with health and hygiene to its post-war purpose of raising Soviet prestige abroad.

Sport and Postmodern Times

Sport and Postmodern Times

  • Author: Geneviève Rail
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791439258
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 399
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Using postmodern social theory, this book expands our understanding of sport, the body, and the broader physical culture.

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

  • Author: Jamieson, Kathy,Smith, Maureen
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1450421024
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. This text explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers in sport and physical activity.

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

  • Author: Tim Chandler,Mike Cronin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113473588X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Exploring Sports and Society

Exploring Sports and Society

A Critical Introduction for Students

  • Author: Karl Spracklen
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137341602
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 3934
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What is the relationship between sports and society? How can we understand sport in relation to physical activities, leisure and physical culture? In this far-reaching and inter-disciplinary textbook, Karl Spracklen brings together ideas and research from sports studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy and psychology, in order to explore the meaning and purpose of sports in society. Unique in its critical outlook, the text explicitly aims to challenge readers to question their assumptions about sports and physical culture, through chapters that focus in on the issues and controversies in sports and identify the tensions in the role of sport and physical culture in our everyday lives. Combining exposition of key concepts with critical analysis of relevant and up-to-date research examples, this informative and provocative textbook makes a distinct companion for students and lecturers across all sports-related courses, from sports science and physical education to sports studies and leisure studies.

Sport, Culture and Ideology (RLE Sports Studies)

Sport, Culture and Ideology (RLE Sports Studies)

  • Author: Jennifer Hargreaves
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317681029
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 260
  • View: 6004
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Sport celebrates basic human values of freedom, justice and courage. This collection of essays probes beneath those assumptions in order to illuminate how sport is intimately related to power and domination. Topics include the media treatment of sport, drug-taking in sport and the controversial and problematic relationship between sport and politics in Russia and South Africa.

Sport, Culture and Advertising

Sport, Culture and Advertising

Identities, Commodities and the Politics of Representation

  • Author: Steven J. Jackson,David L. Andrews
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113429879X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1954
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Despite the range of theoretical and methological positions adopted and the wide range of issues and topics related to advertising covered by cultural studies, relationships between sport and advertising have been largely overlooked. Given its gobal popularity and its prevalence across the spectrum of cultural and commercial life it is not surprising that scholars interrogating the cultural politics of sport have begun to recognise advertising as an important site for the analysis of power relations, cultural politics and cultural repesentation. Sport, Culture and Advertising presents a first step towards understanding the relationship between advertising and identity with a focus on sport. The book will be useful for scholars across a range of disciplines and will be of interest to students looking for a more critical examination of the commercial realm of sport.

Sports Culture

Sports Culture

An A-Z Guide

  • Author: Ellis Cashmore,Ernest Cashmore
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415285551
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 482
  • View: 6907
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We live in a culture in which sports play an important role. The growth in broadcasting, merchandising, iconography and the commercialization of sports has led to an increasing interest in the emerging field of sports culture. This book examines individual issues, people, artefacts, events and organizations in their historical, social and cultural contexts. Coverage is wide-ranging with more than 170 entries including: aggression Bosman Case corruption drugs eating disorders Fever Pitch Field of Dreams Michael Jordan Don King left-handedness nationalism paternity racism Raging Bull rivalries tobacco The book also includes suggestions for further reading to help with further study, and a comprehensive index.

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

  • Author: R. Scott Kretchmar,Mark Dyreson,Matthew Liewellyn,John Gleaves
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1492585823
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3775
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Blending historical grounding and philosophical insights regarding sport and physical activity, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity covers the historical and philosophical dimensions of the study of human movement. This cross-disciplinary text shows how theory in the humanities can affect professional practice. The author team, R. Scott Kretchmar, Mark Dyreson, Matthew P. Llewellyn, and John Gleaves, offers philosophical and ethical analyses alongside explorations of changes in culture. The text follows a chronology of human movement from our origins as hunter-gatherers to the present. The authors blend their specific areas of expertise to present a thorough integration of philosophy and history, capitalizing on the strengths of both disciplines. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity examines sport and physical activity as a social force. Each chapter provides a historical scaffolding that leads into philosophical discussions about the issues raised. The content is compelling, effective, and accessible for readers. Student exercise sidebars allow students to explore questions as they go, especially in relating philosophical inquiry to historical events. Historical profile sidebars throughout the chapters allow students to gain greater insight into historical figures and events. Ancillaries include an instructor guide, a presentation package, and a test package to help instructors make the most of the historical, philosophical, anthropological, and sociological issues presented in the book. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity is designed to reduce any gap that might exist between good ideas and sound professional behavior. Historical lessons and philosophical analyses are seamlessly integrated. Readers will understand the intersection of history, culture, ideals, ethics, and professional practice from sport’s leading philosophers and historians.

The Anthropology of Sport

The Anthropology of Sport

An Introduction

  • Author: Kendall Blanchard
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780897893299
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 306
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Analyzes sport from an anthropological perspective that includes cultural evolution, social function, and human expression.

The Rites of Men

The Rites of Men

Manhood, Politics, and the Culture of Sport

  • Author: Varda Burstyn
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802077257
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 388
  • View: 7024
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It gathers more spectators on a global basis than any other activity today. More than just a game, sport has profound political and social consequences, promoting a super-aggressive ideal of manhood and political culture.

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

  • Author: Ken Green,Andy Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134470002
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 612
  • View: 2470
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The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.