Sportsmanship

Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Tim Delaney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623805
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
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Sportsmanship is a broad concept: ethics, fairness, honor and self-control. Some people find it difficult to define what makes a “good sport,” but state “I know one when I see one.” This collection of new essays brings together the work of more than two dozen contributors from around the world who teach sportsmanship in a range of academic disciplines including sociology, psychology, economics, education, kinesiology and applied athletics. Topics include the moral ambiguities of cheating; recreation in prison; ethics and character formation; coaching perspectives; gender; race; and the portrayal of sportsmanship in film. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics


Author: Alan Bairner,John Kelly,Jung Woo Lee
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317646673
Category: Political Science
Page: 546
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Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study. Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.

Imagine Nation

The American Counterculture of the 1960's and 70's
Author: Peter Braunstein,Michael William Doyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136058907
Category: History
Page: 408
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Amidst the recent flourishing of Sixties scholarship, Imagine Nation is the first collection to focus solely on the counterculture. Its fourteen provocative essays seek to unearth the complexity and rediscover the society-changing power of significant movements and figures.

Refried Elvis

The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture
Author: Eric Zolov
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520215146
Category: History
Page: 349
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From the arrival of Elvis in Mexico during the 1950s to the emergence of a full-blown counterculture movement by the late 1960s and into the 70s, Zolov uses rock to illuminate Mexican history. Zolov shows rock music as a commodity, with influences shaped by intellectuals, the state, and transnational capital as well as musicians and fans. It's a study of the political uses of culture in an authoritarian state.

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies


Author: Tony Blackshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136495584
Category: Social Science
Page: 632
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This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at stake in the discipline and examining Leisure Studies’ fundamental connections with cognate disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Sport Studies and Tourism. This book contains original work from key scholars across the globe, including those working outside the Leisure Studies mainstream. It showcases the state of the art of contemporary Leisure Studies, covering key topics and key thinkers from the psychology of leisure to leisure policy, from Bourdieu to Baudrillard, and suggests that leisure in the 21st century should be understood as centring on a new ‘Big Seven’ (holidays, drink, drugs, sex, gambling, TV and shopping). No other book has gone as far in redefining the identity of the discipline of Leisure Studies, or in suggesting how the substantive ideas of Leisure Studies need to be rethought. The Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies should therefore be the intellectual guide of first choice for all scholars, academics, researchers and students working in this subject area.

The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports


Author: Belinda Wheaton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134020481
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 248
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This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports – parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others – and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ‘sport’ and physical culture. Drawing on a series of in-depth, empirical case-studies, the book offers a re-evaluation of theoretical frameworks with which lifestyle sports have been understood, and focuses on aspects of their cultural politics that have received little attention, particularly the racialization of lifestyle sporting spaces. Centrally, it re-assess the political potential of lifestyle sports, considering if lifestyle sports cultures present alternative identities and spaces that challenge the dominant ideologies of sport, and the broader politics of identity, in the 21st century. It explores a range of key contemporary themes in lifestyle sport, including: identity and the politics of difference commercialization and globalization sportscapes, media discourse and lived reality risk and responsibility governance and regulation the racialization of lifestyle sports spaces lifestyle sports outside of the Global North the use of lifestyle sport to engage non-privileged youth Casting new light on the significance of sport and sporting subcultures within contemporary society, this book is essential reading for students or researcher working in the sociology of sport, leisure studies or cultural studies.

Wiffle Ball

The Ultimate Guide
Author: Michael Hermann
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1600783619
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 150
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A guide to the classic backyard game gives the history of the product; showcases the top WIFFLE® fields in the nation; explains the science of WIFFLE, how to build the best field and how to throw the best pitches; and collects the best WIFFLE memories from major leaguers and A-list celebrities. Original.

San Francisco and the Long 60s


Author: Sarah Hill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628924233
Category: Music
Page: 272
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San Francisco and the Long 60s tells the fascinating story of the legacy of popular music in San Francisco between the years 1965-69. It is also a chronicle of the impact this brief cultural flowering has continued to have in the city ? and more widely in American culture ? right up to the present day. The aim of San Francisco and the Long 60s is to question the standard historical narrative of the time, situating the local popular music of the 1960s in the city's contemporary artistic and literary cultures: at once visionary and hallucinatory, experimental and traditional, singular and universal. These qualities defined the aesthetic experience of the local culture in the 1960s, and continue to inform the cultural and social life of the Bay Area even fifty years later. The brief period 1965-69 marks the emergence of the psychedelic counterculture in the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood, the development of a local musical 'sound' into a mainstream international 'style', the mythologizing of the Haight-Ashbury as the destination for 'seekers' in the Summer of Love, and the ultimate dispersal of the original hippie community to outlying counties in the greater Bay Area and beyond. San Francisco and the Long 60s charts this period with the references to received historical accounts of the time, the musical, visual and literary communications from the counterculture, and retrospective glances from members of the 1960s Haight community via extensive first-hand interviews. For more information, read Sarah Hill's blog posts here: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/musicresearch/2014/05/15/san-francisco-and-the-long-60s http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/musicresearch/2014/08/22/city-scale/ http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/musicresearch/2015/07/21/fare-thee-well/

Always Already New

Media, History and the Data of Culture
Author: Lisa Gitelman
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262072717
Category: History
Page: 205
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An analysis of the ways that new media are experienced and studied as the subjects of history, using the examples of early recorded sound and digital networks.

Ultimate

The First Four Decades
Author: Pasquale Anthony Leonardo and Adam Zagoria
Publisher: Joe Seidler
ISBN: 9780976449607
Category: Flying discs (Game)
Page: 200
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Complete history of the sport of Ultimate from its beginnings in 1968 at Columbia High School in New Jersey to today. Includes sidebars written by the people who lived the history and 100 photos spanning the entire period. Appendix includes unique information about the sport and the UPA, list of all national champions with rosters.

Fug You

An Informal History of the Peace Eye Bookstore, the Fuck You Press, the Fugs, and Counterculture in the Lower East Side
Author: Ed Sanders
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306819430
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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An irreverent, hilarious, illustrated history of social revolution in New York's East Village in the sixties, as told by poet, publisher, musician, and Peace Eye Bookstore owner Sanders.

Groovy Science

Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture
Author: David Kaiser,W. Patrick McCray
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022637307X
Category: History
Page: 416
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In his 1969 book The Making of a Counterculture, Theodore Roszak described the youth of the late 1960s as fleeing science “as if from a place inhabited by plague,” and even seeking “subversion of the scientific worldview” itself. Roszak’s view has come to be our own: when we think of the youth movement of the 1960s and early 1970s, we think of a movement that was explicitly anti-scientific in its embrace of alternative spiritualities and communal living. Such a view is far too simple, ignoring the diverse ways in which the era’s countercultures expressed enthusiasm for and involved themselves in science—of a certain type. Rejecting hulking, militarized technical projects like Cold War missiles and mainframes, Boomers and hippies sought a science that was both small-scale and big-picture, as exemplified by the annual workshops on quantum physics at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, or Timothy Leary’s championing of space exploration as the ultimate “high.” Groovy Science explores the experimentation and eclecticism that marked countercultural science and technology during one of the most colorful periods of American history.

On the Ground

An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S.
Author: Sean Stewart
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604864559
Category: Social Science
Page: 203
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Recounts the birth of the underground newspaper movement in the mid-1960s from the Berkeley Barb to the Chicago Seed as told by the people involved with their production and distribution including Bill Ayers, Paul Buhle and Trina Robbins. Original.

Jesus Among Secular Gods

The Countercultural Claims of Christ
Author: Ravi Zacharias,Vince Vitale
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 1455569143
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale defend the absolute claims of Christ against modern belief in the "secular gods" of atheism, scientism, relativism, and more. The rise of these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. The Christian worldview has not only been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are openly ridiculed as irrelevant. In JESUS AMONG SECULAR GODS, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale challenge the popular "isms" of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. This book is fresh, insightful, and important, and faces head on today's most urgent challenges to Christian faith. It will help seekers to explore the claims of Christ and will provide Christians with the knowledge to articulate why they believe that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.

In Touch

The Letters of Paul Bowles
Author: Paul Bowles,Jeffrey Miller
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466882603
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 604
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This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age of four, to his precocious effusions to Aaron Copeland and to Gertrude Stein; from his meditations on mescaline as relayed to Ned Rorem, to his intensely moving letters to Jane Bowles during her illness, In Touch fills in the lacunae left by previous biographers and offers a rare look at the many aspects of Bowles's brilliant career—as composer, novelist, short-story master, travel writer, translator, ethnographer, and literary critic. Here is Bowles on the genesis of his first novel, The Sheltering Sky; on his distaste for Western melodies and his dogged attempts to record indigenous Moroccan music; on the Beats, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams; on the nature and craft of writing; on Bernardo Bertolucci, David Byrne, and Sting; on the decline of American and the challenges of living in North Africa. Gossipy, reflective, enlightening, and always entertaining, In Touch stands as an epistolary autobiography of one of the legendary writers of our time, and a unique chronicle of the twentieth-century avant-garde.

Pi in the sky

counting, thinking, and being
Author: John D. Barrow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: 317
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Discusses the history and nature of mathematics, describes the origins of counting, and looks at the individuals who have made important mathematical discoveries

What Is the Meaning of Sex?


Author: Denny Burk
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433536129
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Sex. We live in a world that loves it without understanding it. This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society’s evolving views on human sexuality and gender. From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.

The American Book of the Dead


Author: Oliver Trager
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684814021
Category: Music
Page: 434
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A reference guide to the Grateful Dead includes biographies of band members, descriptions of officially released albums, and insights into the more than four hundred songs they preformed live

Ultimate Glory

Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth
Author: David Gessner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 073521056X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 338
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A story of obsession, glory, and the wild early days of Ultimate Frisbee. David Gessner devoted his twenties to a cultish sport called Ultimate Frisbee. Like his teammates and rivals, he trained for countless hours, sacrificing his body and potential career for a chance at fleeting glory without fortune or fame. His only goal: to win Nationals and go down in Ultimate history as one of the greatest athletes no one has ever heard of. With humor and raw honesty, Gessner explores what it means to devote one's life to something that many consider ridiculous. Today, Ultimate is played by millions, but in the 1980s, it was an obscure sport with a (mostly) undeserved stoner reputation. Its early heroes were as scrappy as the sport they loved, driven by fierce competition, intense rivalries, epic parties, and the noble ideals of the Spirit of the Game. Ultimate Glory is a portrait of the artist as a young ruffian. Gessner shares the field and his seemingly insane obsession with a cast of closely knit, larger-than-life characters. As his sport grows up, so does he, and eventually he gives up chasing flying discs to pursue a career as a writer. But he never forgets his love for this misunderstood sport and the rare sense of purpose he attained as a member of its priesthood.