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Sports Events, Society and Culture

By Katherine Dashper,Thomas Fletcher,Nicola Mccullough
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781134053278
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Business & Economics
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This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.

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  • Isbn : 9781119568056
  • Pages : 1392
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 565
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The fourth edition of a classic, leading resource for the field of sport, exercise, and performance psychology Now expanded to two volumes, and featuring a wealth of new chapters from highly respected scholars in the field, this all-new edition of the Handbook of Sports Psychology draws on an international roster of experts and scholars in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this thorough, well-rounded, and accessible volume. Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology, it represents an invaluable source of theoretical and practical information on our understanding of the role of psychology in sport, exercise, and performance—and how that understanding can be applied in order to improve real-world outcomes. Presented in eight parts, the Handbook of Sports Psychology, 4th Edition adds new material on emerging areas such as mindfulness, brain mapping, self-consciousness, and mental toughness, and covers special topics such as gender and cultural diversity, athletes with disabilities, and alcohol and drug use in sports. In addition, it covers classic topics such as what motivates an athlete to perform; why do some choke under pressure; how do top performers handle leadership roles; what does one do to mentally train; how an athlete deals with injury; and much more. Fourth edition of the most influential reference work for the field of sport psychology New coverage includes mindfulness in sport and exercise psychology, ethics, mental toughness, sport socialization, and making use of brain technologies in practice Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) Handbook of Sports Psychology, 4th Edition is an indispensable resource for any student or professional interested in the field of sports psychology.

Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 136, No. 4, 1992)

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  • Isbn : 1422370232
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Essays on Sport History and Sport Mythology

By Allen Guttmann
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : 0890964548
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 99
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Sport has always been a legitimate focus for human energy, and in the last fifteen years it has emerged as a legitimate focus for scholarly energy as well. In this interdisciplinary overview of the study of sport, sociology, intellectual history, psychology, anthropology, and literature are brought to bear in seeking new understanding of the role and significance of sport in society. Some of the conclusions will be controversial or even disturbing, and the breadth of the volume clearly demonstrates that sport history is not merely a hobby. As Jack W. Berryman notes in the introduction to the volume: "Each essay, in some distinctive manner, confronts the problem of general preconceptions and misconceptions in the study of sport history. The authors ask fundamental questions: what is sport, what is its significance over time, and how can sport be studied effectively?" Donald G. Kyle opens the questions with an examination of the myth of the decline of ancient Greek sport. Stephen Hardy proposes a new model for the interpretation of both early and modern sport. Steven A. Riess questions the historicity of the myth of social mobility through sport in America. Richard D. Mandell explains the history of theoretically profound and earnest modern criticism of sport. Allen Guttmann demythologizes the relationship between erotic impulses and sport. This serious and timely study of sport aids in the reevaluation of many popular beliefs and traditional scholarly interpretations concerning sport in various ages and cultures. It offers much of value to all those interested in contemplating the nature and history of the phenomenon of sport.

Understanding Sport

By John Horne,Alan Tomlinson,Garry Whannel,Kath Woodward
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781136660306
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 333
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In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have undergone profound change. In this fully updated, revised and expanded edition of their classic textbook, John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel and Kath Woodward offer a critical and reflective introduction to the relationship between sport and contemporary society and explain how sport remains an important agent and symptom of socio-cultural change. Fully integrating historical, sociological, political and cultural analysis, the book covers every key topic in the study of sport and society, including: debate, interpretation and theory sport and the media sport and the body sport and politics commercialization globalization. Retaining the accessibility and scholarly rigour for which Understanding Sport has always been renowned, this new edition includes entirely new chapters on global transformations, sports mega-events and sites, sporting bodies and governance, as well as a succinct guide to researching sport. With review and seminar questions included in every chapter, plus concise, helpful guides to further reading, Understanding Sport remains an essential textbook for all courses on sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport and social theory, or social issues in sport.

Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 136,No. 3, 1992)

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  • Isbn : 1422370224
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Nixon Volume I

By Stephen E. Ambrose
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781476745886
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 150
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From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the life of one of the most elusive and intriguing American political figures, Richard M. Nixon. From his difficult boyhood and earnest youth to bis ruthless political campaigns for Congress and Senate to his defeats in '60 and '62, Nixon emerges life-size in all his complexity. Ambrose charts the peaks and valleys of Nixon's first fifty years -- his critical support as a freshman congressman of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; his involvement in the House Committee on Un-American Activities; his aggressive pursuit of Alger Hiss; his ambivalent relationship with Eisenhower; and more. It is the consummate biography; it is a stunning political odyssey.

The Cultural Bond

By J.A. Mangan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781135024376
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument of imperial cultural association and subsequent cultural change, promoting at various times and in various places imperial unity, national identity, social reform, recreational development and post-imperial goodwill.

A History of Homosexuality in Europe, Vol. I & II

By Florence Tamagne
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  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780875863573
  • Pages : 490
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Reads : 403
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Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the post-war era, and the b"

Problems & Solutions in Advanced Accountancy Volume I, 6th Edition

By S.N. Maheshwari &
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  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Isbn : 9788125921998
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  • Category : Business & Economics
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Any Book On Solved Problems Would Be Welcome By The Students As They Dread The Unsolved Problems The Most. Problems And Solutions In Advanced Accountancy-Vol. I And Ii Is The Result Of Realization Of The Same Fact. However, This Book Will Serve Its Purpose The Best If Before Referring To It The Students Have Attempted To Solve The Questions On Their Own. The Book Has Been Designed Specially To Serve As A Complementary Set To The Textbook Advanced Accountancy-Vol. I And Ii, Authored By The Same Team As Dr S N Maheshwari And Dr S K Maheshwari. It Contains Detailed Solutions To All The Practical Problems Given At The End Of Each Chapter In Advanced Accountancy, As Also Solutions To The Problems Set At The Recent University And Professional Examinations. Special Feature Of The Book Is That The Problems Have Been Properly Graded.

People's Republic of China, Volumes I and II

By Frank N. Pieke
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781351761673
  • Pages : 1040
  • Category : Social Science
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This title was first published in 2002. This two volume set collects in a conveniently accessible form the most influential articles by leading authorities in the study of China. It provides an international reference work, combined with an authoritative introduction by the editor.

Thermal Power Plants - Volume I

By Robin A. Chaplin
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  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Isbn : 9781905839261
  • Pages : 380
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This book has been derived from the work of several professors in the nuclear and power industry all of whom have been directly involved with the industry as managers or consultants. The text has been written as educational material and many of the individual chapters have been written as course material for advanced university courses. Also several chapters include material related to plant operation which is prescribed for operator training. Hence it bridges the gap between academic study and practical training. While it is not intended to be comprehensive in all respects it does provide an overview of the topic with sufficient technical depth for a general understanding of power plant technology and a basis for further study in a particular area. When used as a reference in this way each chapter can stand alone and be read independently of the others. Overall it meets the general philosophy of EOLSS in providing a source of knowledge for sustainable development and technological progress for educators and decision makers.