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The Sports Process

The Sports Process

A Comparative and Developmental Approach

  • Author: Eric Dunning,Joseph A. Maguire,Robert E. Pearton
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780880116244
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 321
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The Sports Processuses a historical/developmental approach to explore the development of sport, its international diffusion, and ongoing changes in sport around the world. Thirteen international leaders in the sociology of sport study sport beginning with the ancient world and progressing through the end of the cold war. They examine how sport development is affected by -politics, -gender roles, -nationalism, -capitalism, -class, -race conflict, and -economics. Part I,Perspectives on the Making of Modern Sports, emphasizes the need to study sports not only in one place and time, but as they change and evolve through time. The contributors contend that to understand any sport as it exists today, you must examine the social processes that transformed it from early forms of play into an organized game. Part I looks at these processes over a broad span of time, from ancient civilizations through the Victorian period. Part IIexamines the diffusion of modern sport from its beginnings in 18th-century England throughout the rest of the world. You'll learn about some of the factors that influenced this diffusion, both outward to other countries and downward within each country from higher to lower social levels. Part IIIcompares sports across modern cultures. The contributors examine how major ideologies of the 20th century--capitalism, socialism, and nationalism--have affected the practice and development of sport in various countries. The Sports Processis a valuable reference for scholars and students studying the sociology of sport. The book also includes such special features as suggested research tasks, a guide to further reading, and essay suggestions which make it an excellent supplemental text for classes in sport sociology, sport history, and comparative physical culture.

The Sports Process

The Sports Process

A Comparative and Developmental Approach

  • Author: Eric Dunning,Joseph A. Maguire,Robert E. Pearton
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
  • ISBN: 9780880116244
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 321
  • View: 5476
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The Sports Processuses a historical/developmental approach to explore the development of sport, its international diffusion, and ongoing changes in sport around the world. Thirteen international leaders in the sociology of sport study sport beginning with the ancient world and progressing through the end of the cold war. They examine how sport development is affected by -politics, -gender roles, -nationalism, -capitalism, -class, -race conflict, and -economics. Part I,Perspectives on the Making of Modern Sports, emphasizes the need to study sports not only in one place and time, but as they change and evolve through time. The contributors contend that to understand any sport as it exists today, you must examine the social processes that transformed it from early forms of play into an organized game. Part I looks at these processes over a broad span of time, from ancient civilizations through the Victorian period. Part IIexamines the diffusion of modern sport from its beginnings in 18th-century England throughout the rest of the world. You'll learn about some of the factors that influenced this diffusion, both outward to other countries and downward within each country from higher to lower social levels. Part IIIcompares sports across modern cultures. The contributors examine how major ideologies of the 20th century--capitalism, socialism, and nationalism--have affected the practice and development of sport in various countries. The Sports Processis a valuable reference for scholars and students studying the sociology of sport. The book also includes such special features as suggested research tasks, a guide to further reading, and essay suggestions which make it an excellent supplemental text for classes in sport sociology, sport history, and comparative physical culture.

A Companion to Sport

A Companion to Sport

  • Author: David L. Andrews,Ben Carrington
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118325281
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 632
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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics

Turnen and Sport

Turnen and Sport

  • Author: Annette R. Hofmann
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783830963813
  • Category:
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Sport and Society

Sport and Society

A Student Introduction

  • Author: Barrie Houlihan
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446236994
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 608
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Praise for the First Edition: "Barrie Houlihan's astonishingly ambitious and skilfully assembled collection examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. Organized around such themes as exclusion, commercialism and international comparisons, the book allows the reader to understand not only the centrality of sport to contemporary society, but the often perplexing policies that contrive to encourage or deny participation, promote or deter public sector involvement and support or undermine physical education. Importantly, Houlihan never prioritises the general over the particular, always striving to find detail amid the bigger picture." - Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture, Media and Sport, Staffordshire University "The most comprehensive study of contemporary issues in sport by leading international scholars. Houlihan's book is the answer to sports students' prayers, full of information, statistics, tables and figures, extensive guides to further reading and, most important of all, challenging ideas. A weighty vademecum for the early 21st century." - Jim Riordan Honorary Professor of Sports Studies, University of Stirling, Professor Emeritus at University of Surrey, and President of the European Sports History Association Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking book provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international and engaging. Sport and Society allows students to: Approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Understand the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society. Address the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport. Engage in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions. Expand their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading and extensive bibliographies. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters, which reflect recent concerns with: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam. A superb teaching text, it will be relished by lecturers seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Sports Coaching Concepts

Sports Coaching Concepts

A Framework for Coaches' Behaviour

  • Author: John Lyle
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415261586
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 343
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Coaching is a central issue in sport at all levels. This text offers a comprehensive introduction to the conceptual issues that underpin sports coaching practice and provides a complete conceptual framework for understanding sports coaching.

Sport in Latin American Society

Sport in Latin American Society

Past and Present

  • Author: Lamartine DaCosta,J A Mangan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135310173
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation.

Drugs & Doping in Sports

Drugs & Doping in Sports

  • Author: John O'Leary
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135338957
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 320
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Doping is undoubtedly one of the most controversial issues within sport. Doping scandals wreck the careers of sportsmen and women,they can bankrupt governing bodies, infringe personal liberties, threaten livelihoods, tarnish images, galvanise the European Union, undermine the Olympic Movement and invoke invective from politicians. In recent years, sports law has developed into one of the most exciting and challenging legal disciplines and the importance of the law in doping matters has been heightened by the influx of money into sport and the development of sport as a global economy. Drugs and Doping in Sport brings together work from leading academics, practitioners and administrators, analyses contemporary socio-legal and political themes related to doping in sport. It provides a challenging and often controversial view of doping issues and confronts political and legal orthodoxy, supplying the reader with a unique insight into this fascinating area of academic study.

Sport: The development of sport

Sport: The development of sport

  • Author: Eric Dunning,Dominic Malcolm
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415262941
  • Category: Sports
  • Page: 432
  • View: 1565
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A collection of texts providing a useful resource for students in the field of sports studies. Subject headings include approaches to the study of sport, the development and structure of modern sport, sport and power relations, and major issues in contemporary sport.

The Field

The Field

Truth and Fiction in Sport History

  • Author: Douglas Booth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134459378
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 352
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2006 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year The literature on sport history is now well established, taking in a wide range of themes and covering every activity from aerobics to zorbing. However, in comparison to most mainstream histories, sport history has rarely been called upon to question its foundations and account for the basis of its historical knowledge. In this book, Booth offers a rigorous assessment of sport history as an academic discipline, exploring the ways in which professional historians can gather materials, construct and examine evidence, and present their arguments about the sporting past. Part 1 examines theories of knowledge, while Part 2 goes on to scrutinize the uses of historical knowledge in popular and academic studies of sport history. With clear structure, examples, summary tables and a detailed glossary, The Field provides students, teachers and researchers with an unparalleled resource to tackle issues fundamental to the future of their subject, and sets the agenda for the debate to come.