2014-03-05

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

By ,
  • Full Title : Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136326952
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.


2020-11-10

At Night All Blood Is Black

By David Diop
  • Full Title : At Night All Blood Is Black
  • Author : David Diop
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 0374720479
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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WINNER OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction "Astonishingly good." —Lily Meyer, NPR "So incantatory and visceral I don’t think I’ll ever forget it." —Ali Smith, The Guardian | Best Books of 2020 One of The Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall | One of The A.V. Club's fifteen best books of 2020 |A Sunday Times best book of the year Selected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, David Diop’s English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a “powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel” (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War. Alfa Ndiaye is a Senegalese man who, never before having left his village, finds himself fighting as a so-called “Chocolat” soldier with the French army during World War I. When his friend Mademba Diop, in the same regiment, is seriously injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man’s Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa’s mind as he comes to see this refusal as a cruel moment of cowardice. Anxious to avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, he begins a macabre ritual: every night he sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, and every night he returns to base, unharmed, with the German’s severed hand. At first his comrades look at Alfa’s deeds with admiration, but soon rumors begin to circulate that this super soldier isn’t a hero, but a sorcerer, a soul-eater. Plans are hatched to get Alfa away from the front, and to separate him from his growing collection of hands, but how does one reason with a demon, and how far will Alfa go to make amends to his dead friend? Peppered with bullets and black magic, this remarkable novel fills in a forgotten chapter in the history of World War I. Blending oral storytelling traditions with the gritty, day-to-day, journalistic horror of life in the trenches, David Diop's At Night All Blood is Black is a dazzling tale of a man’s descent into madness.


2021-03-13

The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Full Title : The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : East West Studio
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.


2010

The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance

By Louise Burke,Greg Cox
  • Full Title : The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance
  • Author : Louise Burke,Greg Cox
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN Code : 1741764750
  • Pages : 522
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A substantially revised and updated edition of the highly respected guide to using nutrition as an integrated part of an athlete's total performance enhancing package.


2021-05-30

New Blazing World and Other Writings

By Kate Lilley
  • Full Title : New Blazing World and Other Writings
  • Author : Kate Lilley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000448282
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"New Blazing World" (1666), is one of the earliest pieces of science fiction, telling the story of a voyage to a Utopian World. The Duchess of Newcastle (1623-73) was fascinated by contemporary science, and wove it into her writings. She was a colourful figure as well as a popular author.


2014-10-28

The Female Athlete Triad

By Catherine M. Gordon,Meryl S. LeBoff
  • Full Title : The Female Athlete Triad
  • Author : Catherine M. Gordon,Meryl S. LeBoff
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 148997525X
  • Pages : 182
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is the first book of its kind to focus solely on the female athlete triad - its origins, its recognition, and most importantly, its management. Since the symptoms themselves cover a range of medical specialties, chapters are written by experts in a number of relevant fields - sports medicine, orthopedics, endocrinology, and pediatrics - with an eye toward overall care of the young female athlete. Additionally, each chapter includes suggestions on how to educate and communicate with young athletes and their parents, as well as trainers and coaches, on how to manage the illness outside of the direct clinical setting. The female athlete triad is often seen in sports where low body weight is emphasized, such as gymnastics, figure skating, and running, though it can appear in any sport or activity. The interrelated symptoms - eating disorders, amenorrhea, and low bone mass - exist on a spectrum of severity and are serious and potentially life-threatening if not properly treated. Psychological problems, in addition to medical ones, are not uncommon. The Female Athlete Triad: A Clinical Guide discusses all of these areas for a well-rounded and in-depth approach to the phenomenon and will be a useful reference for any clinician working with female athletes across the lifespan.


2013-09-02

Sultana's Dream: A Feminist Utopia

By Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
  • Full Title : Sultana's Dream: A Feminist Utopia
  • Author : Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • ISBN Code : 1558617353
  • Pages : 90
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sultanas Dream, first published in 1905 in a Madras English newspaper, is a witty feminist utopiaa tale of reverse purdah that posits a world in which men are confined indoors and women have taken over the public sphere, ending a war nonviolently and restoring health and beauty to the world."The Secluded Ones" is a selection of short sketches, first published in Bengali newspapers, illuminating the cruel and comic realities of life in purdah.


2006-09-27

Fastest, Highest, Strongest

By Rob Beamish,Ian Ritchie
  • Full Title : Fastest, Highest, Strongest
  • Author : Rob Beamish,Ian Ritchie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135987084
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fastest, Highest, Strongest presents a comprehensive challenge to the dominant orthodoxy concerning the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Examining the political and economic transformation of the Olympic Movement during the twentieth century, the authors argue that the realities of modern sport require a serious reassessment of current policies, in particular the ban on the use of certain substances and practices. The book includes detailed discussion of: * The historical importance of World War II and the Cold War in the development of a high-performance culture in sport * The changing Olympic project: from amateurism to a fully professionalized approach * The changing meaning of "sport" * The role of sport science, technology and drugs in pursuing ever-better performance * The major ethical and philosophical arguments used to support the ban on performance-enhancing substances in sport. Fastest, Highest, Strongest is a profound critical examination of modern sport. Its straightforward style will appeal to under- and post-graduate students as well as scholars of sports ethics and history, policy makers and all those interested in the changing nature of sport.


2013-03-05

Sum It Up

By Pat Head Summitt,Sally Jenkins
  • Full Title : Sum It Up
  • Author : Pat Head Summitt,Sally Jenkins
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • ISBN Code : 0385346883
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team. For 38 years, she broke records, winning more games than any NCAA team in basketball history. She coached an undefeated season, co-captained the first women's Olympic team, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and was named Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman of the Year'. She owed her coaching success to her personal struggles and triumphs. She learned to be tough from her strict, demanding father. Motherhood taught her to balance that rigidity with communication and kindness. She was a role model for the many women she coached; 74 of her players have become coaches. Pat's life took a shocking turn in 2011, when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million Americans. Despite her devastating diagnosis, she led the Vols to win their sixteenth SEC championship in March 2012. Pat continued to be a fighter, facing this new challenge the way she's faced every other--with hard work, perseverance, and a sense of humor.


2012-11-29

Mastering Snowboarding

By Hannah Teter,Tawnya Schultz
  • Full Title : Mastering Snowboarding
  • Author : Hannah Teter,Tawnya Schultz
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • ISBN Code : 1492581682
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ever watched professional snowboarders and wanted to pull some of the same tricks they make look so simple? If so, Mastering Snowboarding is the resource for you. Olympic gold medalist and X Games champion Hannah Teter teams up with expert snowboard writer Tawnya Schultz to bring you the techniques and tricks used by the pros. They’ll take you inside the sport and provide in-depth coverage of snowboarding equipment, including how to select and customize a board to fit your style and needs. Packed with the coolest tricks, expert advice, and secrets from the pros, this full-color guide is the only resource you need in order to own the slopes. Whether you are a recreational rider or a seasoned vet about to drop in to the halfpipe, Mastering Snowboarding has you covered. Add this one-of-a-kind resource to your library and you’ll soon be ready to put your new skills on display.


2020-12-08

The Chronicles of Clovis

By Hector Hugh Munro
  • Full Title : The Chronicles of Clovis
  • Author : Hector Hugh Munro
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 133
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"The Chronicles of Clovis" by Hector Hugh Munro. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2019-01-24

Check Your English Vocabulary for TOEFL

By Rawdon Wyatt
  • Full Title : Check Your English Vocabulary for TOEFL
  • Author : Rawdon Wyatt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472966090
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This workbook provides exercises to help students practise and build many of the English words and phrases that they will find useful for the popular TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination, which is an entry requirement for non-native speakers at more than 6,000 universities and colleges worldwide. It has been written for students at intermediate level and above, and is particularly appropriate for anyone who plans to study or train in an English-speaking country. The material in this workbook covers general vocabulary, as well as topic-specific vocabulary based on themes which regularly feature in the TOEFL®. - Tests and improves vocabulary using a variety of useful, interesting and enjoyable exercises - For students learning English at intermediate level and above - Easy-to-use format with clear instructions - Comprehensive answer key with additional information - Ideal for self-study or classroom use


2009-05-21

Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

By Raymond Boyle
  • Full Title : Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture
  • Author : Raymond Boyle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748635947
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture. Gathering new material from around the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the Beijing Olympics and the rise of new sports stars such as boxing's Amir Khan and cycling's Victoria Pendleton, the authors explore a wide range of sports, as well as issues including nationalism, gender, race, political economy and the changing patterns of media sport consumption.For those interested in media and sport the second edition combines new and original material with an overview of the developing field of media sport, and examines the way in which the media has increasingly come to dominate how sport is played, organized and thought about in society. It traces the historical evolution of the relationship between sport and the media and examines the complex business relationships that have grown up around television, sponsors and sport.Covers the following topics: the history of media in sport; television, sport and sponsorship; why sport matters to television; sports stars; sports journalism; fans and the audience; sport in the digital media economy.