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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The Uses of Sport provides an essential resource for the study of sport within culture and popular culture.

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: 9167

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The Uses of Sport provides an essential resource for the study of sport within culture and popular culture.

Local sport in Europe. Proceedings of the 4th eass conference 31.05.-03.06.2007 in Münster


Author: Dieter H. Jütting,Bernd Schulze,Ulrike Müller
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830970153
Category: Political Science
Page: 321
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Although national and international aspects of the global sport system have become more important in the past decades, it is still at the local level where most of the sporting activities are realized. In order to draw attention to this aspect, the European Association for the Sociology of Sport (eass) chose the title “Local sport in Europe” for its 4th conference that was held in Münster, Germany in 2007. This volume is a collection of papers that were presented at this conference, containing amongst others the three keynote lectures by Horst Hübner (Local sports activity and sports facilities), Fabien Ohl (Local sport between identity and economy) and Gertrud Pfister (Sport for all – opportunities and challenges in different sport systems). The papers cover a great variety of topics that mirror problems and issues of contemporary society, such as violence, racism, gender and health issues, but also current problems of funding and organizational changes in the field of sport. The volume is subdivided into three principal themes: Sport, culture and society, Sport, ethics and identity and Sport, management and politics.

Sport In History

An Introduction
Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137268069
Category: History
Page: 196
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This wide-ranging analysis of the key themes and developments in sports history provides an accessible introduction to the topic. The book examines sports history on a global scale, exploring the relationship between sports history and topics such as modernization, globalization, identity, gender and the media.

Remaking the Male Body

Masculinity and the Uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France
Author: Joan Tumblety
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199695571
Category: History
Page: 257
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The first monograph to explore the imagined link between male athletic prowess and national strength in interwar France. It ultimately sheds light on the roots of Vichy's project for masculine regeneration after the military defeat of 1940.

Fair and Foul

Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
Author: D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442212330
Category: Social Science
Page: 311
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"With revisions and updates throughout, the fifth edition of "Fair and Foul" explores America's love of sport and also it's darker side. Updates include further attention to how race, class, and gender relate to the uneven playing field in sports; a new discussion of sexuality as a divisive factor in sport; and numerous new case studies and examples"--

With God on their Side

Sport in the Service of Religion
Author: Timothy Chandler,Tara Magdalinski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134511663
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

Welcome to the Terrordome

The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports
Author: Dave Zirin
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608460002
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
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“Dave Zirin is the best young sportswriter in America.”—Robert Lipsyte This much-anticipated sequel to What’s My Name, Fool? by acclaimed commentator Dave Zirin breaks new ground in sports writing, looking at the controversies and trends now shaping sports in the United States—and abroad. Features chapters such as “Barry Bonds is Gonna Git Your Mama: The Last Word on Steroids,” “Pro Basketball and the Two Souls of Hip-Hop,” “An Icon’s Redemption: The Great Roberto Clemente,” and “Beisbol: How the Major Leagues Eat Their Young.” Zirin’s commentary is always insightful, never predictable. Dave Zirin is the author of the widely acclaimed book What’s My Name, Fool? (Haymarket Books) and writes the weekly column “Edge of Sports” (edgeofsports.com). He writes a regular column for The Nation and Slam magazine and has appeared as a sports commentator on ESPN TV and radio, CBNC, WNBC, Democracy Now!, Air America, Radio Nation, and Pacifica. Chuck D redefined rap music and hip-hop culture as leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy. Spike Lee calls him “one of the most politically and socially conscious artists of any generation.” He co-hosts a weekly radio show on Air America.

The Games People Play

Theology, Religion, and Sport
Author: Robert Ellis
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873845
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all.

Tapestry of Memory

Evidence and Testimony in Life-Story Narratives
Author: Nanci Adler,Selma Leydesdorff
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412851653
Category: Law
Page: 250
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In this volume, contributors present narratives and explore the way they influence the perception of the past. While acknowledging the debate about the validity of qualitative research based on narratives, this volume aims to illuminate how truth and evidence form part of a much wider debate on the representation of history. The volume includes the work of historians but the interdisciplinary nature of the contributions shows that the validity debate also applies to the broader fields of cultural studies, sociology, and other social sciences. The distinction between memory and testimony is a crucial theme. Memory, though selective, is the basis of testimony. Testimony provides an audience with information that becomes evidence of what was seen or experienced. Such evidence can form the basis of legal truth. Nanci Adler and Selma Leydesdorff divide the volume into three core sections: Official Testimony and Other "Facts and Evidence"; The Creation of New History and the Integration of Collective Memory in the Story of One's Self; and Claims Based on Narratives vs. Official History. After a comprehensive introduction by the editors, the volume offers twelve essays by leading scholars. This work is a new offering in Transaction's acclaimed Memory and Narrative series.

Sports Mania

Essays on Fandom and the Media in the 21st Century
Author: Paul M. Haridakis,Adam C. Earnheardt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451734
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 293
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Leading scholars in sports communication tackle a wide range of subjects in these essays, including the ways in which people root for their teams, the consumption of sports information, 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 and culture, and their identification with sports and individual teams. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Nazi Olympics

Sport, Politics, and Appeasement in the 1930s
Author: Anrd Krüger,William Murray
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252091647
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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The 1936 Olympic Games played a key role in the development of both Hitler’s Third Reich and international sporting competition. This volume gathers original essays by modern scholars from the Games’ most prominent participating countries and lays out the issues -- sporting as well as political -- surrounding individual nations’ involvement. The Nazi Olympics opens with an analysis of Germany’s preparations for the Games and the attempts by the Nazi regime to allay the international concerns about Hitler’s racist ideals and expansionist ambitions. Essays follow on the United States, Great Britain, and France -- three first-class Olympian nations with misgivings about participation -- as well as German ally Italy and future ally Japan. Other essays examine the issues at stake in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands, which opposed Hitler’s politics, despite embodying his Aryan ideal. Challenging the view of sport as a trivial pursuit, this collection reveals exactly how high the political stakes were in 1936 and how the Nazi Olympics distilled many of the critical geopolitical issues of the time into a contest that was anything but trivial.

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

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.

Disputed Pleasures

Sport and Society in Preindustrial England
Author: Thomas S. Henricks
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313274534
Category: History
Page: 194
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The history and sociological aspects of sport in preindustrial England are the subjects of this volume. Henricks traces the development of sport and its interaction with society through five time periods: the feudal era, the later Middle Ages, and the Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian eras. The book also serves as an introduction to the historical literature on English sport, connects sport to broader social and cultural themes, and develops an original thesis of sport as an identity ceremony for generations of participants.

A Kind of Grace

A Treasury of Sportswriting by Women
Author: Ron Rapoport
Publisher: RDR Books
ISBN: 9781571430137
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 385
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A collection of 73 newspaper and magazine articles written by women journalists between 1970 and 1992, on such topics as women athletes, sports injuries, sport careers, and deaths.

All-Stars and Movie Stars

Sports in Film and History
Author: Ron Briley,Michael K. Schoenecke,Deborah A. Carmichael
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813159830
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 328
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Sports films are popular forms of entertainment around the world, but beyond simply amusing audiences, they also reveal much about class, race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. In All-Stars and Movie Stars, Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke, and Deborah A. Carmichael explore the interplay between sports films and critical aspects of our culture, examining them as both historical artifacts and building blocks of ideologies, values, and stereotypes. The book covers not only Hollywood hits such as Field of Dreams and Miracle but also documentaries such as The Journey of the African American Athlete and international cinema, such as the German film The Miracle of Bern. The book also explores television coverage of sports, commenting on the relationship of media to golf and offering a new perspective on the culture and politics behind the depictions of the world's most popular pastimes. The first part of the book addresses how sports films represent the cultural events, patterns, and movements of the times in which they were set, as well as the effect of the media and athletic industry on the athletes themselves. Latham Hunter examines how the baseball classic The Natural reflects traditional ideas about gender, heroism, and nation, and Harper Cossar addresses how the production methods used in televised golf affect viewers. The second section deals with issues such as the growth of women's involvement in athletics, sexual preference in the sports world, and the ever-present question of race by looking at sports classics such as Rocky, Hoosiers, and A League of Their Own. Finally, the authors address the historical and present-day role sports play in the international and political arena by examining such films as Visions of Eight and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. This important and unique collection illuminates the prominent role that sports play in society and how that role is reflected in film. Analysis of the depiction of sports in film and television provides a deeper understanding of the appeal that sports hold for people worldwide and of the forces behind the historic and cultural traditions linked to sports.

Internationalism in the Olympic Movement

Idea and Reality between Nations, Cultures, and People
Author: Holger Preuss,Karsten Liese
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783531928913
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Papers presented at a conference held at Universit'at Mainz on May 22, 2009.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport

How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America's Games
Author: Steven J. Overman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0881462268
Category: Religion
Page: 423
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Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber's seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the "Spirit of capitalism." The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values experience, focusing on the framing of work and play in light of an intense unease with human pleasure and idleness. The United States is portrayed as the quintessential Protestant ethic society. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport proposes "seven Protestant virtues" built upon rational asceticism and the work ethic that comprise the Protestant ethic. The spirit of capitalism is presented as a derivative of this ethic and a major force in shaping American institutions, notable organized sport. The second part of the book discusses the spirit of American sport as it is manifested in values the author identifies as the American sport ethic: seven constructs that correspond to the seven Protestant "virtues." Each of these constructs, e.g., achieved status, competitiveness, is examined as it has influenced organized sport. The discussion encompasses youth sport, college sport, professional sport, and American influence on the modern Olympics. The book then analyzes sport as a form of consumer capitalism.

The Handbook of Sport Neuropsychology


Author: Frank Webbe
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826115721
Category: Psychology
Page: 406
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"...both the perspective and the scope of this volume are well conceived and executed. This book provides an important platform for developing expertise in a fascinating and growing field. It is required reading from my students...Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "The book will provide an excellent reference for health care providers in the area of concussion management and the increased emphasis on the incorporation of neurocognitive testing and the role of neuropsychologists. This is information that needs to out in the Sports Medicine arena as to how to incorporate neuropsychologists in the Sports Medicine team." --Steven L. Cole, ATC Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations College of William and Mary "Dr. Webbe has used his vast knowledge and experience in the field of sports neuropsychology to create a superb road map, which provides important information and direction for the study of sports concussion. This handbook reflects his skill in attracting some of the world's leaders in sports neuropsychology as chapter authors, and his ability to organize and integrate their unique funds of knowledge." --Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD University of Virginia School of Medicine An estimated 300,000 sport-related concussions occur every year in the United States, many of which lead to short- or long-term impairment or even sudden death. Frank Webbe, one of the foremost leaders in the field, has compiled the most up-to-date, comprehensive volume on sport neuropsychology currently available. It presents, through the contributions of leading practitioners in the field, an exhaustive study of sport-related concussions and the multitude of management and treatment issues that arise from them. The handbook is structured within a conceptual framework, which includes an overview of the field, ethical considerations, risk factors and mechanisms, diagnosis and assessment, and counseling and rehabilitation principles. It integrates research findings from a wide variety of professional and amateur sports, including football, hockey, boxing, wrestling, and others. The book also addresses collateral effects of mild and traumatic head injury such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Synthesizing all the diverse facets of the burgeoning field of sport neuropsychology, this clear and concise volume will serve as a springboard for research yet to be realized. Key features: Integrates knowledge from sports and exercise science with neuropsychology Includes the latest research on the role of neuroimaging and electrophysical approaches to understanding concussion Clarifies the professional training and ethical behavior of a sport neuropsychologist Highlights the emotional components of concussion Discusses the acute and chronic effects of repeated head trauma