International Sport

A Bibliography, 1995-1999 : Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714652601
Category: Reference
Page: 202
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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135293090
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

International Sport

A Bibliography, 2000 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collection
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714653648
Category: Reference
Page: 78
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Provides bibliographical references to books, articles, essays, and conference proceedings covering a variety of topics relating to sports.

British Sport

A Bibliography to 2000
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652504
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 164
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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

British Sport: a Bibliography to 2000

Volume 1: Nationwide Histories
Author: Richard Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135287147
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
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Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators
Author: Aaron Beacom
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137032944
Category: Political Science
Page: 313
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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.

Research Methods for Sport Studies


Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415268776
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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This textbook is essential reading for those undertaking research into sport from a social science or management approach, either as part of an academic course, or for those employed within sport-related industries. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process, from the concept stage through to the presentation of results. Throughout the book, the research methodology is brought to life through the use of relevant case studies and examples.

Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
Author: D. Chatziefstathiou,I. Henry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137035560
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 305
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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

Comic Art of Europe Through 2000: An International Bibliography, Volume I

An International Bibliography
Author: John Lent
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313052217
Category: Art
Page: 592
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A unique and thorough reference work, Comic Art of Europe through 2000: An International Bibliography chronicles in two volumes the development of comic art in Europe and reflects the burgeoning amount of literature on the subject. Supplementing the award-winning works on comic art published by the author with Greenwood in 1994 and 1996, the expanded volumes contain over 17,000 multi-language entries on comic art literature in 42 European countries. Bringing order to the scholarship on this fascinating topic, this is an invaluable reference work for those interested in comic art, mass communication, and popular culture. The author gathers in one place an exhaustive collection of literature dealing with all aspects of comics, cartooning, and animation in Europe. Organized by categories of country, genre, approaches, and other aspects, these multi-language bibliographies are compiled and organized for easy reference use. The comprehensive data gathering is backed up by global research. Another useful feature is a directory with vital information on at least 80 periodicals dealing with comic art in Europe. The wide sweep of these volumes includes chapters on global, continental, regional, and comparative perspectives relating to Europe.

Heroines of Sport

The Politics of Difference and Identity
Author: Jennifer Hargreaves
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415228480
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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Heroines of Sport looks closely at different groups of women whose stories have been excluded from previous accounts of women's sports and female heroism. It focuses on five specific groups of women from different places in the world South African women; Muslim women from the Middle East; Aboriginal women from Australia and Canada; and lesbian and disabled women from different countries worldwide. It also asks searching questions about colonialism and neo-colonialism in the women's international sport movement. The particular groups of women featured in the book reflect the need to look at specific categories of difference relating to class, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion and sexual orientation. In her account, Jennifer Hargreaves reveals how the participation of women in sport across the world is tied to their sense of difference and identity. Based on original research each chapter includes material which relates to significant political and cultural developments. Heroines of Sport will be invaluable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sport sociology, and will also be relevant for students working in women's studies and other specialized fields, such as developments development studies or the politics of Aboriginality, disability, Islam, race and sexuality.

Sports, Exercise, and Fitness

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
Author: Lois Allen,Mary Beth Allen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088193
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 287
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.

The Olympic Games Explained

A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games
Author: Jim Parry,Vassil Girginov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134281501
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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This multidisciplinary text is a comprehensive introduction to the central themes and background of the modern Games. The text considers a range of topics including: the ancient Olympics the modern revival of the nineteenth century the development of the Games throughout the twentieth century. the media and the Olympics Olympic marketing and sponsorship. Complemented by a dedicated website offering access to unique archive and other document sources, this book brings its audience the best Olympic educational expertise available.

Sport and Physical Education in China


Author: James Riordan,Robin E. Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780419247500
Category: Education
Page: 278
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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.

Sport Bibliography


Author: Ingrid Draayer,Coaching Association of Canada. Sport Information Resource Centre
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780920678145
Category: Sports Bibliography
Page: 463
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The Culture and Sport of Skiing

From Antiquity to World War II
Author: E. John B. Allen
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558496017
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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A comprehensive history of skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II, this book traces the transformation of what for centuries remained an exclusively utilitarian practice into the exhilarating modern sport we know today. E. John B. Allen places particular emphasis on the impact of culture on the development of skiing, from the influence of Norwegian nationalism to the role of the military in countries as far removed as Austria, India, and Japan. Although the focus is on Europe, Allen's analysis ranges all over the snow-covered world, from Algeria to China to Zakopane. He also discusses the participation of women and children in what for much of its history remained a male-dominated sport. Of all the individuals who contributed to the modernization of skiing before World War II, Allen identifies three who were especially influential: Fridtjof Nansen of Norway, whose explorations on skis paradoxically inspired the idea of skiing as sport; Arnold Lunn of England, whose invention of downhill skiing and the slalom were foundations of the sport's globalization; and Hannes Schneider, whose teachings introduced both speed and safety into the sport. Underscoring the extent to which ancient ways persisted despite modernization, the book ends with the Russo-Finnish War, a conflict in which the Finns, using equipment that would have been familiar a thousand years before, were able to maneuver in snow that had brought the mechanized Soviet army to a halt. More than fifty images not only illustrate this rich history but provide further opportunity for analysis of its cultural significance.

Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health


Author: Jie Kang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136972838
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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This clear and comprehensive introduction to nutrition in sport, exercise and health goes further than any other textbook in integrating key nutritional facts, concepts and dietary guidelines with a thorough discussion of the fundamental biological science underpinning our physiological and metabolic processes. Each chapter includes useful pedagogical features, including case studies, review questions, definitions of key terms, and practical laboratory exercises, including techniques for assessing nutritional status, body composition and physical activity patterns. A companion website offers additional teaching and learning features, such as PowerPoint slides, multiple-choice question banks and web links. As the most up-to –date introduction to sport and exercise nutrition currently available, this book is essential reading for all students of sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, nutrition, dietetics or health sciences.

Crime, Deviance and Doping

Fallen Sports Stars, Autobiography and the Management of Stigma
Author: M. Yar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137403756
Category: Social Science
Page: 106
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Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.

The Olympic Games

A Social Science Perspective
Author: Kristine Toohey,Anthony James Veal
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593346X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 348
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The Olympic Games: A Social Science Perspective presents a broad, multi-disciplinary account of all things Olympic from the relationship of the modern to the ancient games, to the possible future of the grandest of athletic spectacles. This extended new edition covers the Olympic phenomenon from political, economical and sociological perspectives, from its history and the media to commercialism and drug use. Its detailed analyses and extensive bibliography make it essential reading for researchers and students in leisure and sports studies.

British Sport: Biographical studies of British sportsmen, sportswomen, and animals


Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652528
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

A History of the World Cup

1930-2014
Author: Clemente A. Lisi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442245735
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 532
View: 5558

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In A History of the World Cup, Clemente Lisi chronicles the most popular sporting event in the world, providing vivid accounts of individual games from the tournament’s origins in 1930 to modern times.