Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity


Author: Paul Davis,Charlene Weaving
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134023278
Category: Philosophy
Page: 212
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There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. Despite the many sociological and cultural volumes addressing these subjects, this collection is the first to focus on the philosophical writings that they have inspired. The editors have selected twelve of the most thought-provoking philosophical articles on these subjects from the past thirty years, to create a valuable and much needed resource. Written by established experts from all over the world, the essays in this collection cover four major themes: sport and the construction of the female objectification and the sexualization of sport homophobia sex boundaries: obstruction, naturalization and opposition. The book gathers a broad range of philosophical viewpoints on gender in sport into one unique source, subjecting the philosophical origins and characteristics of some of the most controversial topics in sport to rigorous scrutiny. With a balance of male and female contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, and a comprehensive introduction and postscript to contextualize the source material, Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity is essential reading for all students of the philosophy of sport, sport and gender, and feminist philosophy.

Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport


Author: Mike McNamee,William J. Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134119216
Category: Philosophy
Page: 460
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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport is a landmark publication in sport studies. It goes further than any book has before in tracing the contours of the discipline of the philosophy of sport and in surveying the core themes, approaches and theories that form its disciplinary fabric. The book explores the ways in which an understanding of philosophy can inform our understanding of important prevailing issues in sport. Edited by two of the most significant figures in the development of the philosophy of sport, Mike McNamee and Bill Morgan, and with contributions from many of the world’s leading sport philosophers, this is an invaluable companion reference volume for any course in the social scientific study of sport, and an essential addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of the philosophy and/or ethics of sport.

The Olympics and Philosophy


Author: Heather L. Reid,Michael W. Austin
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140714
Category: Philosophy
Page: 308
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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.

Olympic Ethics and Philosophy


Author: Mike McNamee,Jim Parry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317980506
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Managing the Olympics


Author: S. Frawley,D. Adair
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230389589
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 218
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The Olympic Games are the world's most complex and challenging sport mega-event to organize. Managing the Olympics is the first ever attempt to bring together the world's leading Olympic management researchers in one book and draws on the latest research into the management challenges faced by the organizers and key stakeholders of the Games.

Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport


Author: Ian Wellard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113412855X
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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Much writing on gender and sport is focused upon the negative impact of girls’ exclusion from the arena, suggesting by inference that current practice in sport and physical education offers an uncomplicatedly positive sport experience for boys, and that gender, in and of itself, offers a simple starting point for research into young people’s experience of sport. Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport articulates certain themes which, it is suggested, might contribute to broadening and furthering discussion in the area of gender, youth sport and physical activity. This collection considers a number of themes relating to gender in sport, including: the body competence, ability and school physical education cultural change and diversity gendered spaces human rights and well-being. Authoritative writers have contributed thought provoking chapters which will prompt the reader to re-think the ways in which gender is understood within the context of youth sport.

Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity


Author: Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841261475
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness.

Gender and Physical Education

Contemporary Issues and Future Directions
Author: Dawn Penney
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415235754
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 230
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Gender and Physical Education offers a critical and comprehensive commentary on issues relating to gender in PE and teacher education. The book challenges our understandings of gender, equity and identity in PE, establishing a conceptual and historical foundation for the issue, as well as presenting a wealth of original research material. The book delivers a critical analysis of the progress and shortcomings pf contemporary policies and practice in PE as they relate to gender, and reflects on the similarities and differences between developments in the UK, US and Australia. It also offers a new framework for research, policy and practice with a view to advancing gender equity, and addresses the roles that teachers, educators and policy makers can play in challenging existing inequalities. Gender and Physical Education is important reading for students and lecturers in education, teacher educators and providers of continuing professional development in PE, and anybody concerned with gender issues in education, PE or sport.

Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

Issues and Concepts
Author: Pasquale G. Grasso,Pasquale J. Galasso
Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
ISBN: 9780921627425
Category: Education
Page: 409
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The publication of this book was initiated because of the pressing need to examine in greater detail the moral and ethical questions posed by competitive athletics. The thirty-seven articles, many of them published here for the first time, constitute an indispensable resource for anyone involved in sport and physical activity.

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Women Warriors around the World
Author: Christopher R. Matthews,Alex Channon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113743936X
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
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This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

Global Perspectives on Physical Education and After-School Sport Programs


Author: Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson,Shan-Hui Hsu
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761861181
Category: Education
Page: 309
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This book examines public policy in physical education and sport and provides insights into practices of school curriculum and after-school sport programs from a global context. The authors reflect on the continuously shifting understanding of the field of physical education and suggest a new direction for the profession.

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity


Author: Kretchmar, R. Scott,Dyreson, Mark,Llewellyn, Matthew P. ,Gleaves, John
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450424201
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity blends historical investigations and philosophical insights regarding sport and physical activity. This cross-disciplinary text shows how theory in the humanities can affect professional practice.

Encyclopedia of Phenomenology


Author: Lester Embree
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401588813
Category: Philosophy
Page: 765
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This encyclopedia presents phenomenological thought and the phenomenological movement within philosophy and within more than a score of other disciplines on a level accessible to professional colleagues of other orientations as well as to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Entries average 3,000 words. In practically all cases, they include lists of works "For Further Study." The Introduction briefly chronicles the changing phenomenological agenda and compares phenomenology with other 20th Century movements. The 166 entries are a baut matters of seven sorts: ( 1) the faur broad tendencies and periods within the phenomenological movement; (2) twenty-three national traditions ofphenomenology; (3) twenty-two philosophical sub-disciplines, including those referred to with the formula "the philosophy of x"; (4) phenomenological tendencies within twenty-one non-philosophical dis ciplines; (5) forty major phenomenological topics; (6) twenty-eight leading phenomenological figures; and (7) twenty-seven non-phenomenological figures and movements ofinteresting sim ilarities and differences with phenomenology. Conventions Concern ing persons, years ofbirth and death are given upon first mention in an entry ofthe names of deceased non-phenomenologists. The names of persons believed tobe phenomenologists and also, for cross-referencing purposes, the titles of other entries are printed entirely in SMALL CAPITAL letters, also upon first mention. In addition, all words thus occurring in all small capital letters are listed in the index with the numbers of all pages on which they occur. To facilitate indexing, Chinese, Hungarian, and Japanese names have been re-arranged so that the personal name precedes the family name.

Sport and Physical Education

The Key Concepts
Author: Timothy John Lindsay Chandler,Mike Cronin,Wray Vamplew
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415231426
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Deals with all the aspects of the application of column and mass stabilisation. It provides a description of the best practice, mainly based on the experiences at seven test sites of the European project EuroSoilStab.

Managing Educational Tourism


Author: Dr. Brent W. Ritchie
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413792
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 239
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Increasingly tourists are seeking learning and educational holidays. This interest has led to the provision of tourism product with some form of learning or education as an integral component, including cultural heritage tourism and ecotourism. The growth of offshore education and lifelong learning has stimulated cross-border movement for language learning, school excursions and university student travel. Reflecting this growth in educational tourism types, the author outlines the main forms of educational tourism, their demand and supply characteristics, their impacts and the management issues associated with them, taking a holistic systems-based perspective. The book argues that without adequate research and appropriate management of educational forms of tourism, the potential regional development impacts and personal learning benefits will not be maximised. The book highlights the need for collaboration and networking between both the tourism and education industries to adequately manage the issues surrounding the growth in educational tourism.

Ethics in Sport


Author: William John Morgan
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736064286
Category: Medical
Page: 473
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Examines the moral and ethical issues surrounding sport in contemporary society. This book addresses a spectrum of debates, including sportsmanship, doping, gender roles, social ethics, spectatorship and violence in sport. It features a section on drug use and genetic technology to explain ethical questions in these controversial areas.