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The Story of Sport in England

The Story of Sport in England

  • Author: Neil Wigglesworth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134259948
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 208
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This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Key themes and issues in the evolution of sport are examined, including: social structures, such as the division between amateurs and professionals the growth of the popular press and the influence of television the post-war emergence of sports ‘welfarism’ and ‘sport for all’ globalization and commercialization. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twenty-first century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation.

Japanese Women and Sport

Japanese Women and Sport

Beyond Baseball and Sumo

  • Author: Robin Kietlinski
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1849666687
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 558
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In 'Japanese Women and Sport', Robin Kietlinski sets out to problematize the hegemonic image of the delicate Japanese woman, highlighting an overlooked area in the history of modern Japan. Previous studies of gender in the Japanese context do not explore the history of female participation in sport, and recent academic studies of women and sport tend to focus on Western countries. Kietlinski locates the discussion of Japanese women in sport within a larger East Asian context and considers the socio-economic position and history of modern Japan. Reaching from the early 20th century to the present day, Kietlinski traces the progression of Japanese women's participation in sport from the first female school for physical education and the foundations of competitive sport through to their growing presence in the Olympics and international sport.

Sports Diplomacy

Sports Diplomacy

Origins, Theory and Practice

  • Author: Stuart Murray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351126946
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 274
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This book offers an accessible overview of the role sport plays in international relations and diplomacy. Sports diplomacy has previously been defined as an old but under-studied aspect of the estranged relations between peoples, nations and states. These days, it is better understood as the conscious, strategic and ongoing use of sport, sportspeople and sporting events by state and non-state actors to advance policy, trade, development, education, image, reputation, brand, and people-to-people links. In order to better understand the many occasions where sport and diplomacy overlap, this book presents four new, inter-disciplinary and theoretical categories of sports diplomacy: traditional, ‘new’, sport-as-diplomacy, and sports anti-diplomacy. These categories are further validated by a large number of case studies, ranging from the Ancient Olympiad to the recent appearance of esoteric, government sports diplomacy strategies, and beyond, to the activities of non-state sporting actors such as F.C. Barcelona, Colin Kaepernick and the digital world of e-sports. As a result, the landscape of sports diplomacy becomes clearer, as do the pitfalls and limitations of using sport as a diplomatic tool. This book will be of much interest to students of diplomacy, foreign policy, sports studies, and International Relations in general.

Women and Sport in Latin America

Women and Sport in Latin America

  • Author: Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Tansin Benn,Gertrud Pfister
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131756572X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 260
  • View: 1973
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This multidisciplinary book draws on sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and history, to explore the diversity, challenges and achievements of Latin American women in sport. It offers an in-depth analysis of women’s sport in ten countries across Latin America, insights into the sport activities of indigenous peoples, and the contributions of Latin American women to sport living outside of the region. The book also provides a comprehensive overview of international developments in gender and sport research, policy development and theory, and addresses sport participation at many levels including in school-based physical education, community and high performance contexts.

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

  • Author: Stephen Wagg
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230241255
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

Sports and Freedom

Sports and Freedom

The Rise of Big-Time College Athletics

  • Author: Ronald A. Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195362183
  • Category: History
  • Page: 374
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Perhaps more than any other two colleges, Harvard and Yale gave form to American intercollegiate athletics--a form that was inspired by the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry overseas, and that was imitated by colleges and universities throughout the United States. Focusing on the influence of these prestigious eastern institutions, this fascinating study traces the origins and development of intercollegiate athletics in America from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Smith begins with an historical overview of intercollegiate athletics and details the evolution of individual sports--crew, baseball, track and field, and especially football. Then, skillfully setting various sports events in their broader social and cultural contexts, Smith goes on to discuss many important issues that are still relevant today: student-faculty competition for institutional athletic control; the impact of the professional coach on big-time athletics; the false concept of amateurism in college athletics; and controversies over eligibility rules. He also reveals how the debates over brutality and ethics created the need for a central organizing body, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which still runs college sports today. Sprinkled throughout with spicy sports anecdotes, from the Thanksgiving Day Princeton-Yale football game that drew record crowds in the 1890s to a meeting with President Theodore Roosevelt on football violence, this lively, in-depth investigation will appeal to serious sports buffs as well as to anyone interested in American social and cultural history.

Sport for Development and Peace

Sport for Development and Peace

A Critical Sociology

  • Author: Simon Darnell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1849665907
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 4942
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The role of sport in development initiatives has grown dramatically over the last five years, now finding a place in the UN's millennium development goals. In Sport and Development for Peace, Simon Darnell outlines the most recent sociological research on the role of sport in development initiatives. The book analyses the relationship between sport and international development and looks at what this reveals about socio-political economy. It addresses a gap in the literature by focusing on issues of politics, power and culture, particularly looking at volunteer experience, mega-sporting events and sporting celebrity in the context of development. Darnell questions the belief that sport can offer a 'solution' to enduring development issues. Drawing on the latest empirical research, the book is a thorough and timely analysis of the social and political implications of tying sport to development.

Latinos in U.S Sport-Google

Latinos in U.S Sport-Google

A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1450411169
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Sports History

Sports History

Critical Concepts in Sports Studies

  • Author: Wray Vamplew
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415837491
  • Category: Sports
  • Page: N.A
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New Directions in Sport History

New Directions in Sport History

  • Author: Duncan Stone,John Hughson,Rob Ellis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317525663
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of professional historians. And yet, as this authority has been established, changes to UK higher education funding (the removal of direct state funding, the Research Excellence Framework, and tuition fees) and academic publishing (open access) have the potential to damage, or even end, sports research. This book examines sport history from a variety of perspectives. Do mainstream historians need to engage, or ‘play’, with sports historians? Has the postmodernist ‘cultural turn’ in sports history been helpful to the sub-discipline? How can the teaching of sports studies be more innovative and inspiring? How can oral history and sport history be utilised in the study of other branches of historical interest. Although changes are required in dealing with the current political reality of UK higher education, sport history still has a great deal to offer students, future employers and the public alike. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Subaltern Sports

Subaltern Sports

Politics and Sport in South Asia

  • Author: James H. Mills
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 0857287273
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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This unique volume explores sports stories that contain elements of colonialism and show the rise of nationalism and the emergence of communalism; other examples show how the establishment of nationhood in a post-colonial world, the challenge of the regions to the political centre and the impacts of globalization and economic liberalization have all left their mark on the development of sport in South Asia. Quite simply, South Asian history and society have transformed sports in the region while at the same time such games and activities have often shaped the development of South Asia.

Race, Sport and Politics

Race, Sport and Politics

The Sporting Black Diaspora

  • Author: Ben Carrington
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1849204292
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, this is the first book to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to the politics of recognition within contemporary multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows how, during the first decades of the twentieth century, the idea of 'the natural black athlete' was invented in order to make sense of and curtail the political impact and cultural achievements of black sportswomen and men. More recently, 'the black athlete' as sign has become a highly commodified object within contemporary hyper-commercialized sports-media culture thus limiting the transformative potential of critically conscious black athleticism to re-imagine what it means to be both black and human in the twenty-first century. Race, Sport and Politics will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.

Research Methods for Sports Studies

Research Methods for Sports Studies

Third Edition

  • Author: Ian Jones
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317749898
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 344
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Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. Leading the reader step-by-step through the entire research process, from identifying a research question and collecting and analyzing data to writing the research report, it is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, the book includes completely new chapters on using social media and conducting on-line research, as well as expanded coverage of key topics such as conducting a literature review, making the most of statistics, research ethics and presenting research. Research Methods for Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions and practical research exercises. An expanded companion website offers additional material for students and instructors, including web links, multiple choice revision questions, an interactive glossary, PowerPoint slides and additional learning activities for use in and out of class. This is an essential read for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies in sport, exercise and related fields.

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport

  • Author: Eric Anderson,Ann Travers
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315304260
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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While efforts to include gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport have received significant attention, it is only recently that we have begun examining the experiences of transgender athletes in competitive sport. This book represents the first comprehensive study of the challenges that transgender athletes face in competitive sport; and the challenges they pose for this sex-segregated institution. Beginning with a discussion of the historical role that sport has played in preserving sex as a binary, the book examines how gender has been policed by policymakers within competitive athletics. It also considers how transgender athletes are treated by a system predicated on separating males from females, consequently forcing transgender athletes to negotiate the system in coercive ways. The book not only exposes our culture’s binary thinking in terms of both sex and gender, but also offers a series of thought-provoking and sometimes contradictory recommendations for how to make sport more hospitable, inclusive and equitable. Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport is important reading for all students and scholars of the sociology of sport with an interest in the relationship between sport and gender, politics, identity and ethics.

Sport and Discrimination

Sport and Discrimination

  • Author: Daniel Kilvington,John Price
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317272102
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
  • View: 4364
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Despite campaigns to educate and increase awareness, discrimination continues to be a deep-rooted problem in sport. This book provides an international, interdisciplinary and critical discussion of various forms of discrimination in sport today, with contributions from world-leading academics and high-profile campaigners. Divided into five sections, the book explores racism, sexism, homophobia, disability, and the role of media in both perpetuating and tackling discrimination across a variety of sports and sporting events around the world. Drawing on examples from football, rugby, cricket, tennis, climbing, the Olympics and the Paralympics, it offers a critical review of current debates and discusses the latest empirical research on the changing nature of discrimination in sport. Taking into account the experiences of athletes and coaches across all performance levels, it presents recommendations for further action and directions for future research. A timely and challenging study, Sport and Discrimination is essential reading for all students and scholars of sports studies with an interest in the sociology of sport and the relationship between sport, society and the media.

The King of Sports

The King of Sports

Football's Impact on America

  • Author: Gregg Easterbrook
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 125001171X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 354
  • View: 5086
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Using his year-long insider access to the Virginia Tech football program and extensive interviews with current and former college and pro-football players and coaches, the author of the ESPN.com blog "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" tackles football's place in American society. 75,000 first printing.

Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health

Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health

A Narrative Approach

  • Author: Fiona Dowling,Hayley Fitzgerald,Anne Flintoff
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415601495
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 190
  • View: 2586
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This text confronts issues of equity and difference through the innovative use of narrative method, telling stories of difference that enable students, academics and professionals alike to engage both emotionally and cognitively with the subject.

Sport in the Black Atlantic

Sport in the Black Atlantic

Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean diaspora

  • Author: Janelle Joseph
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526104946
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book outlines the ways sport helps create transnational social fields that interconnect migrants dispersed across a region known as the Black Atlantic: England, North America and the Caribbean. Many Caribbean men's stories about their experiences migrating to Canada, settling in Toronto, finding jobs, and travelling involved some contact with a cricket and social club. This book offers a unique contribution to black diaspora studies through showing sport as a means of allaying the pain of ageing in the diaspora, creating transnational social networks, and marking ethnic boundaries on a local scale. The book also brings black diaspora analysis to sport research, and through a close look at what goes on before, during, and after cricket matches provides insights into the dis-unities, contradictions and complexities of Afro-diasporic identity in multicultural Canada. It will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology, sport studies, and black diaspora studies.

'Race', Sport, and British Society

'Race', Sport, and British Society

  • Author: Ben Carrington,Ian McDonald
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415246293
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 229
  • View: 4944
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Contrary to the belief that sport is an arena largely free from the effects of racism, this title argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms, to the media, the book shows how discourses of "race" and nation continue to prevade our sporting life.

Sports and Nationalism in Latin / o America

Sports and Nationalism in Latin / o America

  • Author: H. Fernández L’Hoeste,R. Irwin,J. Poblete
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137518006
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 307
  • View: 2824
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This collection interrogates sports in Latin America as a key terrain in which nation is defined and populations are interpellated through emotionally charged practices (state policy, media representations, and sports play itself by professionals, national teams and amateurs) of inclusion and exclusion.