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Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe

Author: Margaret Groeneveld,Barrie Houlihan,Fabien Ohl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136937471

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

View: 7629

Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the mechanisms and structures in a selection of sport federations within a variety of European countries that illuminate the varied relationships between not-for-profit sport federations, their members, governments and the citizens they represent. The contributors explore the contrasts and synergies between core social capital theoretical perspectives, and how these may be informed by and/or shape the realities of governance from different perspectives within the sport system.

The Global Football Industry

Marketing Perspectives

Author: James J. Zhang,Brenda G. Pitts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351117963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 1274

In recent years, football’s status as "the world’s sport" has shown little sign of waning. From increasing participation at grassroots levels and to the highly lucrative media rights deals secured by the top elite clubs, the game appears to be thriving as it continues to excite and enthral billions of people around the globe. Nevertheless, there are a number of challenges and opportunities facing the football industry today that warrant further examination. This book brings together leading international researchers to survey the current state of the global football industry, exploring contemporary themes and issues in the marketing of football around the world. With contributions from Europe, Asia and the Americas, it discusses key topics such as football club management, the economics of the football industry, match-fixing, social media, fan experiences, the globalized marketplace, and the growing popularity of the women’s game. Offering insights for researchers, managers, and marketers who are looking to stay ahead of the game, The Global Football Industry: Marketing Perspectives is essential reading for anyone with an interest in international sport business.

Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

Fear, Risk and Moral Panic

Author: Heather Piper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134118090

Category: Education

Page: 210

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In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous. Coaches find themselves operating in a framework of regulations and guidelines that create anxiety, for them and others, and for many volunteer (and sometimes professional) coaches, this fearful context has led them to question the risks and benefits of their continuing involvement in sport. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education is the first book to explore this difficult topic in detail. Drawing on a series of international studies from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden and elsewhere, it presents important new research evidence and examines theories of risk and moral panic that frame the discussion. By challenging prevailing orthodoxies the book makes a significant contribution to critical discussion around practice, pedagogy, politics and policy in sport and physical education, and also informs current debates around the nature and quality of all in loco parentis relationships.

The Social Organization of Sports Medicine

Critical Socio-cultural Perspectives

Author: Dominic Malcolm,Parissa Safai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415884446

Category: Medical

Page: 338

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During the twentieth century the relationship between sport and medicine has eveloped in the context of broader social, cultural and politico-economic processes. This includes increasing scientific understanding of the human body, growing attention to lifestyle as a health-risk factor, the development of health promotion, and a shifting balance of power between the medical profession, allied health professions and patients. In conjunction with the rationalization, internationalization and commercialization of sports performance, these processes have combined to lead to the expansion of the system of sports medicine in any, if not all, Western nations. This volume charts changing perceptions of sport within medical discourse, attempts by sports medicine providers to forge professional identities in response to these processes, the day-to-day experiences of deliverers of sports medicine and the reactions of recipients of that healthcare.

Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction, second edition

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134020546

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the place of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a social and commercial power that makes it a potent force in the world, for good and for bad. Sport has helped to start wars and promote international reconciliation, while every government around the world commits public resources to sport because of its perceived benefits. From the bleachers to the boardroom, sport matters. Now available in a fully revised and updated new edition, this exciting, comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the study of sport, culture and society. International in scope, the book explores the key social theories that shape our understanding of sport as a social phenomenon and critically examines many of the assumptions that underpin that understanding. Placing sport at the very heart of the analysis, and including vibrant sporting examples throughout, the book introduces the student to every core topic and emerging area in the study of sport and society, including: the history and politics of sport sport and globalization sport and the media sport, violence and crime sport, the body and health sport and the environment alternative sports and lifestyles sporting mega-events sport and development. Each chapter includes a wealth of useful features to assist the student, including chapter summaries, highlighted definitions of key terms, practical projects, revision questions, boxed case-studies and biographies, and guides to further reading, with additional teaching and learning resources available on a companion website. Sport, Culture and Society is the most broad-ranging and thoughtful introduction to the socio-cultural analysis of sport currently available and sets a new agenda for the discipline. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in sport. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/jarvie.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

Author: Richard Holt,Dino Ruta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136477594

Category: Architecture

Page: 374

View: 7372

What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host city? The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy addresses perhaps the most important issue in the hosting of major contemporary sporting events: the problem of ‘legacy’. It offers a rigorous, innovative and comparative insight into this contested concept from interdisciplinary and practical perspectives. Major events must now have a conscious, credible and defined policy for legacy to meet public expectations. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the various kinds of legacy that can be delivered, as well as a close examination of the potential benefits and practical challenges involved in each. From ‘hard’ legacies, such as stadia and infrastructure, to ‘soft’ legacies including skill development, attitude change and capacity building, the book offers both a historical case study and an innovative strategic management approach, and establishes the limits of what can realistically be achieved in terms of economic, social, cultural, physical and sporting development. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy includes contributions from world leading scholars and practitioners and features detailed case studies of major sports events from around the world, including the FIFA World Cup and ten Olympics Games from London in 1908 to London 2012. It is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, events management, human geography, economics or planning, and an essential reference for any professional engaged in delivering legacy through sport.

Local lives and global transformations

towards world society

Author: Paul T. Kennedy

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230224773

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 4607

"How does globalization impact upon our personal lives? What are its boundaries? This book examines how local and global studies interact. Filled with case studies and empirical research that show the ways in which real local lives function under global conditions, this book helps students push the boundaries of their understanding of globalization"--Provided by publisher.

Who Owns Football?

Models of Football Governance and Management in International Sport

Author: David Hassan,Sean Hamil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317996356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 858

The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important new sources of revenue, have also had the unanticipated consequences of de-stabilizing many sporting competitions and institutions, undermining the financial future of clubs in their traditional role as key social and cultural institutions. This has been manifested in the paradox of chronic financial loss-making amongst professional sports’ clubs in an era of exponential revenue growth, a trend exemplified by the experience of Italy’s Series A and the English Premier League – both cases examined in detail in this book. But, at the same time, some traditional sporting organizations have sought with some success, to chart a middle way, retaining traditional sporting movement objectives whilst also embracing a form of commercialism. The Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, the supporter-owned FC Barcelona football club, and New Zealand rugby union, offer illustrative examples of such strategies examined in detail. This book explores the background to this clash of commercial and traditional sporting objectives, and debates the consequences for wider sports governance. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Dopingprävention

Eine soziologische Expertise

Author: Karl-Heinrich Bette,Felix Kühnle,Ansgar Thiel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420423

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 2828

Der organisierte Sport hat bislang zahlreiche Versuche unternommen, Doping nicht nur mit Kontrollen, sondern auch durch Prävention zu bekämpfen. Dieses Buch bietet die erste soziologische Studie, in der die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen präventiver Maßnahmen im Spitzensport kritisch-konstruktiv ausgelotet werden. Die Autoren analysieren die Mechanismen, die Doping hinter dem Rücken der Akteure immer wieder neu erzeugen, und durchleuchten auf dieser Erkenntnisgrundlage die wichtigsten Präventionsinitiativen im deutschen Sport. Konkrete Empfehlungen, wie zukünftig mit der Dopingproblematik umgegangen werden könnte, machen den Band über Sportsoziologie und -wissenschaft hinaus auch für Funktionäre und Sportler_innen interessant.

Public Health

Social Context and Action

Author: Scriven, Angela,Garman, Sebastian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221505

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 8798

This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors

Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football

Comparative Responses across Europe

Author: Peter Kennedy,David Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317981715

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 8437

As football clubs have become luxury investments, their decisions increasingly mirror those of any other business organisation. Football supporters have been encouraged to express their club loyalty by ‘thinking business’ - acting as consumers and generating money deemed necessary for their clubs to compete at the highest levels. In critical studies, supporters have been portrayed as passive or reluctant consumers who, imprisoned by enduring club loyalties, embody a fatalistic attitude to their own exploitation. As this book aims to show, however, such expressions of loyalty are far from hegemonic and often interface haphazardly with traditional ideas about what constitutes the ‘loyal fan’. While there is little doubt that professional football is experiencing commodification, the reality is that football clubs are not simply businesses, nor can they ever aspire to be organisations driven solely by expanding or protecting economic value. Rather, clubs hover uncertainly between being businesses and community assets. Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football explores the implications of this uncertainty for understanding supporter resistance to, and compromise with, commodification. Every club and its supporters exist in their own unique national and local contexts. In this respect, this book offers a Euro-wide comparison of supporter reactions to commercialisation and provides unique insight into how football supporters actively mediate regional, local and national contexts, as they intersect with the universalistic presumptions of commerce. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Hoolifan

thirty years of hurt

Author: Martin Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980906401

Category:

Page: 230

View: 5894

Art in a City Revisited

Author: Bryan Biggs,Julie Sheldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846310836

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 5769

Building on the groundbreaking book Art in a City by John Willet, which first surveyed the history of visual arts in Liverpool, this engaging follow-up explores contemporary Liverpudlian art by looking at it from alternative perspectives. Exploring and challenging the claim that Liverpool is Britain’s second city for art, Art in a City Revisited surveys key institutional players such as the Bluecoat and the Walker Gallery, as well as the Tate Liverpool, FACT, and the Liverpool Biennial. A volume with rich discussion on the nature of artistic patronage, the changing role of public art, and the social and community role of the artist—including contributions from Sean Cubitt and Mary Jane Jacob—this book is a major consideration of the role art plays in city regeneration and the future of Liverpool as a center of creative industry.

Loisir Et Société

Society and Leisure

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Leisure

Page: N.A

View: 9579

Journal of Travel Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 9709

Die Geographie des Zorns

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518125410

Category: Culture conflict

Page: 158

View: 2143

Long Range Planning

International Journal of Strategic Management

Author: Society for long range planning,European planning federation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1877

Das Stadion

Geschichte, Architektur, Politik, Ökonomie

Author: Matthias Marschik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851324358

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 447

View: 6337

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