The Uses of Sport

A Critical Study
Author: John Hughson,David Inglis,Marcus Free
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415260473
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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Putting sport in the spotlight of cultural inquiry, the authors engage with a number of themes including community and social capital, cultural populism, cultural materialism, visual culture and citizenship.

The Uses of Sport

A Critical Study
Author: John Hughson,David Inglis,Marcus Free
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415260473
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
View: 4576

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Putting sport in the spotlight of cultural inquiry, the authors engage with a number of themes including community and social capital, cultural populism, cultural materialism, visual culture and citizenship.

Materials in Sports Equipment


Author: Mike Jenkins
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1855738546
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 424
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Improvements in materials technology have made a significant impact on sporting performance in recent years. Advanced materials and novel processing methods have enabled the development of new types of equipment with enhanced properties, as well as improving the overall design of sporting goods. The interdependence between material technology and design, and its impact on many of the most popular sports, is reviewed in this book. Materials in sports equipment presents the latest research, from a distinguished panel of international contributors, into the chemical structure and composition, microstructure and material processing of the various materials used in a wide range of sports. The relationship between performance and design is examined in detail for each sport covered. Part one concentrates on the general use of materials in sports. Here, the reader is given a broad insight into the overall influence of materials in sports, and the significance of material processing and design. Part two focuses on showing how individual sports have benefited from recent improvements in material technology. It also analyses the way in which improvements in our understanding of biomechanics and the engineering aspects of sports equipment performance have influenced materials and design. Sports whose equipment is considered in detail include: golf, tennis, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, cricket and paralympic sports. The overall aim of the book is to make the reader aware of the interaction between the type of material, its selection, processing and surface treatment, and show how this process underpins the performance of the final sporting product. It is essential reading for all materials scientists and researchers working in this rapidly developing field. A major handbook on materials in sports Practical guide to material selection and processing for equipment used in many popular sports Shows how material characteristics affect design and performance

Sport

A Critical Sociology
Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745625452
Category: Social Science
Page: 267
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Presenting a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport, this work gives a cogent examination of a range of widely taught sociological theories and issues, including functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism, postmodernism and globalization.

Unsettling America

The Uses of Indianness in the 21st Century
Author: C. Richard King, Washington State University
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442216697
Category: Social Science
Page: 128
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Unsettling America explores the uses of Indianness in the twenty-first century. It concerns itself with images of Native Americans and the ways in which American Indians have interpreted, challenged, and reworked them. Its close readings offer deeper understandings of racism, culture, and sovereignty.

The Uses of Slime Mould

Essays of Four Decades
Author: Nicholas Mosley
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564783608
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 222
View: 1925

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Including pieces on Gregory Bateson, William Faulkner, Philip Pullman, Sir Oswald Mosley's politics, religion and stammering, this diverse collection gathers essays written by Nicholas Mosley over the past forty years. Resembling the behaviour of slime mould - a strange organism made up of separate amoebae that temporarily form a single pillar which then bursts in order to scatter its seeds across the forest floor - the ideas found in these essays converge and disperse, crossing over into other disciplines, and creating a unique way of looking at the world, one echoed in Mosley's fictional writings.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport


Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134116624
Category: Social Science
Page: 468
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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

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.

Sports Mania

Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century
Author: Lawrence W. Hugenberg,,Paul M. Haridakis,Adam C. Earnheardt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451734
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 293
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"In these essays, leading scholars tackle a wide range of subjects, including the ways in which people root for their teams and the uses of technology to cultivate fan communities. Taking an interdisciplinary approach through the fields of communication, psychology and telecommunications, this collection explores modern fans, their motives, culture, and their identification with sports and individual teams"--Provided by publisher.

Gold Medal Physics

The Science of Sports
Author: John Eric Goff
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801897939
Category: Science
Page: 232
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Fun, witty, and imbued throughout with admiration for the simple beauty of physics, Gold Medal Physics is sure to inspire readers to think differently about the next sporting event they watch.

Genetic Technology and Sport

Ethical Questions
Author: Claudio Tamburrini,Torbjörn Tännsjö
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134293402
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Will the genetic design of athletes destroy sport ... or will it lead to a new and extraordinary age of athletic achievement? Exploring a new territory in sport and ethics, this edited collection contains some of the best new writing that has emerged from the debates concerning the uses of genetic technologies to improve sport performance. Issues covered include: * gene technology and sports ethics * genetic testing in sports * gene technology and the sporting ethos * gene technology and gender equality in sport. This cutting-edge text is the first on the subject to analyze gender specific questions that arise from genetically modified sport and is likely to provoke further debate in the world of sport and bio-ethics. Contributors include Lincoln Allison, Ruth Chadwick, Arne Ljungqvist, Andy Miah, Christian Munthe, Bengt Saltin, Angela Schnieder and many more.

Haiti and the Uses of America

Post-U.S. Occupation Promises
Author: Chantalle F. Verna
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 081358518X
Category: History
Page: 252
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Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries. In the years following the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), Haitian politicians and professionals with a cosmopolitan outlook shaped a new era in Haiti-U.S. diplomacy. Their efforts, Verna shows, helped favorable ideas about the United States, once held by a small segment of Haitian society, circulate more widely. In this way, Haitians contributed to and capitalized upon the spread of internationalism in the Americas and the larger world.

Examining Identity in Sports Media


Author: Heather L. Hundley,Andrew C. Billings
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342743
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Including the work of top sports communication researchers, Examining Identity in Sports Media explores identity issues, including gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and (dis)ability, as well as the intersections within these various identity issues. This co-edited, twelve-chapter book investigates how various identity groups are framed, treated, affected, and shaped by a ubiquitous sports media, including television, magazines, film, the Internet, and newspapers. While other books may devote a chapter or section to issues of identity in sports media, this book offers a complete examination of identity from cover to cover, allowing identity variables to be both isolated and intermingled to capture how identity is negotiated within sports media platforms. Far more than a series of case studies, this book surveys the current state of the field while providing insight on future directions for identity scholarship in sports communication. Examining Identity in Sports Media is ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Sports Communication, Sports Media, Media Criticism, Sports Sociology, Gender Communication, and Identity Politics.

New Directions in Sport History


Author: Duncan Stone,John Hughson,Rob Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525663
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of professional historians. And yet, as this authority has been established, changes to UK higher education funding (the removal of direct state funding, the Research Excellence Framework, and tuition fees) and academic publishing (open access) have the potential to damage, or even end, sports research. This book examines sport history from a variety of perspectives. Do mainstream historians need to engage, or ‘play’, with sports historians? Has the postmodernist ‘cultural turn’ in sports history been helpful to the sub-discipline? How can the teaching of sports studies be more innovative and inspiring? How can oral history and sport history be utilised in the study of other branches of historical interest. Although changes are required in dealing with the current political reality of UK higher education, sport history still has a great deal to offer students, future employers and the public alike. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Fair and Foul

Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
Author: D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442212349
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 252
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The fifth edition of Fair and Foul explores America’s love of sport, just as it reveals sport’s darker side—the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, gender bias, media grandstanding, and more. The new edition features revisions and updates throughout, including new information on sexuality as a divisive factor in sport, eating disorders and other health problems after retiring from sports, the continued rise of sports marketing power in China, and the impact of budget disparities among Division I schools. New case studies include sports injuries in professional football; what the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium means for the team owners, taxpayers, and fans; and more. Chapter Eight has been significantly revised to focus further on race, class, and gender issues as they relate to the uneven playing field in sports. D. Stanley Eitzen shares examples from both famous and lesser-known events from professional, college, and school sports, including depictions of well-known coaches and players, to give us a deeper understanding of what sport means to us and how it shapes our everyday world. Ideal for sparking classroom discussion, Fair and Foul has become a beloved book for students of sociology of sport, American society, and other courses.

Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850


Author: Daniel O’Quinn,Alexis Tadié
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487500327
Category: Sports
Page: 364
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Sporting Cultures, 1650-1850 is a collection of essays that charts important developments in the study of sport in the eighteenth century.

Sport Physiology for Coaches


Author: Brian J. Sharkey,Steven E. Gaskill
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736051729
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 310
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Explains the principles of muscular and energy fitness training, and describes the step-by-step procedures to follow in applying the principles to a variety of sport programmes. Useful as a textbook for students on coaching courses, this text also serves as a reference for coaches, physical education teachers and health and fitness professionals.

The Uses of Literacy


Author: Richard Hoggart
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412840897
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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"Hoggart has the rare quality ofcomplete intellectual honesty. The Uses of Literacy should beread by all those concerned with the nature of modernsociety." -Asher Tropp,American Sociological Review "This sort of modern Mayhew is worth any amountof statistics as background for cultural evalutions....Required reading for anyone concernedwith the modern cultural climate." -TimesLiterary Supplement

Knowing the Score

What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Sports)
Author: David Papineau
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465094945
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. The tactics of road bicycle racing shed new light on questions of altruism, while sporting family dynasties reorient the nature v. nurture debate. Why do sports competitors choke? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn. An entertaining and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world, Knowing the Score is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and Monday morning quarterbacks alike.