The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies


Author: Dominic Malcolm
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473902916
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers: " Cross referencing to assist critical thinking " A list of key readings for each entry " Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods. " Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries. Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies


Author: Tony Blackshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136495592
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 Changing Face of Cricket

From Imperial to Global Game
Author: Dominic Malcolm,Jon Gemmell,Nalin Mehta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317969316
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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For cricket enthusiasts there is nothing to match the meaningful contests and excitement generated by the game’s subtle shifts in play. Conversely, huge swathes of the world’s population find cricket the most obscure and bafflingly impenetrable of sports. The Changing Face of Cricket attempts to account for this paradox. The Changing Face of Cricket provides an overview of the various ways in which social scientists have analyzed the game’s cultural impact. The book’s international analysis encompasses Australia, the Caribbean, England, India, Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Its interdisciplinary approach allies anthropology, history, literary criticism, political studies and sociology with contributions from cricket administrators and journalists. The collection addresses historical and contemporary issues such as gender equality, global sports development, the impact of cricket mega-events, and the growing influence of commercial and television interests culminating in the Twenty20 revolution. Whether one loves or hates the game, understands what turns square legs into fine legs, or how mid-offs become silly, The Changing Face of Cricket will enlighten the reader on the game’s cultural contours and social impact and prove to be the essential reader in cricket studies. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Sport and Society

A Student Introduction
Author: Barrie Houlihan,Dominic Malcolm
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943248
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Unterdrückung und Befreiung

Herausgegeben von Peter Schreiner, Norbert Mette, Dirk Oesselmann, Dieter Kinkelbur in Kooperation mit Armin Bernhard
Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830968030
Category: Education
Page: 140
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Diese Sammlung von Schriften aus der Zeit von 1970 bis 1990 des brasilianischen Pädagogen Paulo Freire (1921-1997) gibt einen Einblick in die Grundlagen und Prinzipien seiner Bildungsarbeit auf der Basis der Pädagogik der Befreiung. In den ausgewählten Texten werden nicht nur pädagogische Probleme und inhaltlich-methodische Fragen der Bildungsarbeit thematisiert. Sie enthalten ebenso Analysen und Bewertungen von Politik, Kultur, Religion, Ethik und Veränderungsmöglichkeiten von Gesellschaft - eine Erweiterung, die sich gegen eine Vorstellung wendet, Pädagogik sei von Gesellschaft und Politik losgelöst zu behandeln. Scharfsinnig hat Freire u.a. die verheerenden Folgen des Neoliberalismus für Individuum und Gesellschaft analysiert und zum widerständigen Denken und Handeln ermuntert. Eine Auswahl repräsentativer alter und neuer Texte von Paulo Freire: Wer sie zur Hand nimmt, entdeckt rasch, dass uns dieser brasilianische Pädagoge nicht nur für die Theorie und Praxis unserer Erziehungsarbeit, sondern für unser Überleben Entscheidendes zu sagen hat. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, Universität Hannover

Medien. Erzählen. Gesellschaft.

Transmediales Erzählen im Zeitalter der Medienkonvergenz
Author: Karl Nikolaus Renner,Dagmar Hoff,Matthias Krings
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110264544
Category: Social Science
Page: 355
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Media convergence offers new opportunities to create and influence media content. This leads to numerous new forms of transmedia storytelling. They are the subject of this volume which contains contributions from experts of literary and cultural studies, of theatre and media studies, of ethnology and journalism.

Bewegungswissenschaft

Ein Lehrbuch in 12 Lektionen
Author: Rainer Wollny
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer
ISBN: 3840332303
Category: Education
Page: 360
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Die Bewegungswissenschaft zählt zu den zentralen Forschungs- und Lehrgebieten der Sportwissenschaft. Sie beschäftigt sich grundlagen- und anwendungsorientiert mit der Erklärung der Körperhaltung, der Bewegung, der Motorik und des motorischen Lernens. In besonderer Weise werden die Phänomene des äußeren Erscheinungsbildes und der körperinternen koordinativen Kontrollprozesse sporttypischer Bewegungen betrachtet. Dieses Buch führt in die vielfältigen Gegenstandsbereiche, Kenntnisse, Forschungsmethoden und sportpraktischen Anwendugnsbereiche der Bewegungswissenschaft des Sports ein. Den Einstieg in eine der faszinierendsten Teildisziplinen der Sportwissenschft erleichtern zahlreiche Abbildugnen und kommentierende Literaturhinweise. Im Einzelnen beschäftigt sich das Lehrbuch mit den körperinternen Leistungsvoraussetzungen der Bewegung und Motorik sowie den wichtigsten Theorien und empirischen Befunden über die Bewegungskontrolle und das motorische Lernen. Neben der Entwicklung der motorischen Basisfähigkeiten und der sportmotorischen Fertigkeiten in der gesamten Lebensspanne werden einflussreiche Modellvorstellungen über die motorische Ontogenese des Menschen thematisiert. Abschließend erläutert der Band die Analyse und die Modellierung äußerer und körperinnerer Bewegungsmerkmale.