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The Sports Process

A Comparative and Developmental Approach

Author: Eric Dunning,Joseph A. Maguire,Robert E. Pearton

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 9780880116244

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 321

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The Sports Processuses a historical/developmental approach to explore the development of sport, its international diffusion, and ongoing changes in sport around the world. Thirteen international leaders in the sociology of sport study sport beginning with the ancient world and progressing through the end of the cold war. They examine how sport development is affected by -politics, -gender roles, -nationalism, -capitalism, -class, -race conflict, and -economics. Part I,Perspectives on the Making of Modern Sports, emphasizes the need to study sports not only in one place and time, but as they change and evolve through time. The contributors contend that to understand any sport as it exists today, you must examine the social processes that transformed it from early forms of play into an organized game. Part I looks at these processes over a broad span of time, from ancient civilizations through the Victorian period. Part IIexamines the diffusion of modern sport from its beginnings in 18th-century England throughout the rest of the world. You'll learn about some of the factors that influenced this diffusion, both outward to other countries and downward within each country from higher to lower social levels. Part IIIcompares sports across modern cultures. The contributors examine how major ideologies of the 20th century--capitalism, socialism, and nationalism--have affected the practice and development of sport in various countries. The Sports Processis a valuable reference for scholars and students studying the sociology of sport. The book also includes such special features as suggested research tasks, a guide to further reading, and essay suggestions which make it an excellent supplemental text for classes in sport sociology, sport history, and comparative physical culture.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949497

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

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This vital new handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports s

Turnen and Sport

Author: Annette R. Hofmann

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830963813

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Companion to Sport

Author: David L. Andrews,Ben Carrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325281

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 2030

A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics

Sport and Society

A Student Introduction

Author: Barrie Houlihan,Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147394323X

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Sport in Latin American Society

Past and Present

Author: Lamartine DaCosta,J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135310173

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation.

Drugs & Doping in Sports

Author: John O'Leary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135338957

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Doping is undoubtedly one of the most controversial issues within sport. Doping scandals wreck the careers of sportsmen and women,they can bankrupt governing bodies, infringe personal liberties, threaten livelihoods, tarnish images, galvanise the European Union, undermine the Olympic Movement and invoke invective from politicians. In recent years, sports law has developed into one of the most exciting and challenging legal disciplines and the importance of the law in doping matters has been heightened by the influx of money into sport and the development of sport as a global economy. Drugs and Doping in Sport brings together work from leading academics, practitioners and administrators, analyses contemporary socio-legal and political themes related to doping in sport. It provides a challenging and often controversial view of doping issues and confronts political and legal orthodoxy, supplying the reader with a unique insight into this fascinating area of academic study.

Sport: The development of sport

Author: Eric Dunning,Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415262941

Category: Sports

Page: 432

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A collection of texts providing a useful resource for students in the field of sports studies. Subject headings include approaches to the study of sport, the development and structure of modern sport, sport and power relations, and major issues in contemporary sport.

The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties

Author: K. Dixon,T. Gibbons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137405082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.

Comparative Sport Development

Systems, Participation and Public Policy

Author: Kirstin Hallmann,Karen Petry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461489059

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

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The aim of this book is to provide an overview of perspectives and approaches to sports development focusing on sport systems, sport participation and public policy towards sports. It includes twelve European countries covering all regions of Europe and eleven countries from around the globe. The objective is to present an overview of the diversity of approaches taken to sport development, focusing on the different sport systems and how sport is financed, the underlying applications of sport policy and how it is reflected in sport participation. This book takes a comparative approach which is reflected in each chapter following a similar structure. The diversity of sports systems in Europe and other continents and their (historical) context is shown. Thereby a range of policy approaches underpinning sport development around the world are presented, making it of interest to both academics and policy-makers concerned with sports economics and policy.

Nonverbal Vocal Communication

Comparative and Developmental Approaches

Author: H. Papousek,Uwe Jürgens,Mechthild Papoušek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521412650

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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Speech and culture most evidently differentiate people from animals. Yet, the biological precursors to verbal communication exists in animal communication and obvious links have been found between human and animal nonverbal vocal communication. In Nonverbal Vocal Communication specialists from several disciplines review the present knowledge on neural substrates of vocal communication, on primate vocal communication, and on precursors and prerequisites of human speech. Among other points, the book illustrates that animal vocal signals appear to be much more complex than mere expressions of effective states. The non-verbal communication data is complemented by comparative and developmental research of the preverbal period of human vocal communication. The book provides a forum for consideration of phylogenetic and ontogenetic continuities and precursors of verbal communication that will allow for critical interpretation of speech acquisition by a wide range of workers.

Governance and Economic Development

A Comparative Institutional Approach

Author: Joachim Ahrens

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781959923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 433

View: 8173

'. . . this volume is an excellent resource for those interested in the analysis of institutions' design and economic development. . .' - Oscar Alfranca, Progress in Development Studies The main theme of this study is the political economy of policy reform in less developed countries and post-socialist countries. Given the complexity of economic development and transition, Joachim Ahrens views failures in policy reform, poor public sector management, rent-seeking, corruption, and over-centralization as systematic, though not exclusive, instances of institutional failure.

Sport Policy

Author: Nils Asle Bergsgard,Barrie Houlihan,Per Mangset,Svein Ingve Nødland,Hilmar Rommetvedt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136364684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Sport Policy: a comparative analysis of stability and change builds on the growing general interest in the comparative study of sport policy and the more specific interest in processes of policy change and issues associated with policy convergence. In stark contrast to many other areas of public policy such as education, personal welfare and health care there is a paucity of theoretically informed comparative studies in sport. Over recent years there has been a steady increase in public investment in sport and frequently, as a consequence, a sharper debate about how public resources should be used. However, there has been little analysis of the factors that shape the generation of domestic sport policy and little attempt to identify the variables that might influence the policy process. Sport Policy: a comparative analysis of stability and change provides a theoretically informed analysis of the sports systems in Canada, England, Germany and Norway. These economically advanced countries are carefully selected to enable the investigation of the significance of variables and because they share a number of socio-economic and sports-related characteristics, which provides the text with a unique breadth and depth of coverage. This text is a vital addition to the general paucity of literature in this area and is written by an internationally renowned author team.

Citizens, Elections, Parties

Approaches to the Comparative Study of the Processes of Development

Author: Stein Rokkan

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 0955248884

Category: Political Science

Page: 488

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Stein Rokkan became one of the central figures of European comparative politics and political sociology in the post-war decades. Citizens, Elections, Parties remains the most complete guide to Rokkan's work up to 1970, and it is for this that Rokkan is most widely known today. The core question at the heart of this seminal work is what explains the political behaviour of citizens. The book brings together a series of studies, some conceptual and theoretical, others empirical and statistical, of processes of political development in industrialising and industrialised societies. The fourteen studies presented in the volume focus on three central themes in the comparative sociology of national development: first, the extension of citizenship to hitherto underprivileged strata of each territorial population; second, the mobilisation of the new masses through the institutionalisation of elections and the formation of parties and popular movements; and third, the reactions of the mobilised masses to the alternatives presented to them by the inherited national regime, by the parties, and by the new media of communication. Rokkan's work, as represented in Citizens, Elections, Parties, remains alive today; his analysis of the structural underpinnings of citizen behaviour was innovative and highly ambitious in its day and still remains relevant, with many of the questions he raised still not receiving an adequate answer. This edition includes a new introduction by Alan Renwick.

Successful Elite Sport Policies

An international comparison of the SportsPolicy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS 2.0) in 15 nations

Author: Veerle De Bosscher,Simon Shibil,Hans Westerbeek,Maarten van Bottenburg

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1782550763

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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How can nations improve their chances of winning medals in international sport? This book deals with the strategic policy planning process that underpins the development of successful national elite sport development systems. Drawing on various international competitiveness studies, it examines how nations develop and implement policies that are based on the critical success factors that may lead to competitive advantage in world sport. An international group of researchers joined forces to develop theories, methods and a model on the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS). The book presents the results of the large-scale international SPLISS-project. In this project the research team identified, compared and contrasted elite sport policies and strategies in place for the Olympic Games and other events in 15 distinct nations. With input from 58 researchers and 33 policy makers worldwide and the views of over 3,000 elite athletes, 1,300 high performance coaches and 240 performance directors, this work is the largest benchmarking study of national elite sport policies ever conducted. The nations taking part in SPLISS are: • Americas: Brazil and Canada • Asia: Japan and South Korea • Europe: Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland • Oceania: Australia

Ceasefire Agreements and Peace Processes

A Comparative Study

Author: Malin Akebo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317204131

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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This book analyses and compares ceasefire agreements as part of peace processes in intrastate armed conflicts. Research repeatedly underscores the importance of ceasefire agreements in peace processes but suggests that they can influence such processes in fundamentally different ways. However, despite contradictory expectations, remarkably few studies have so far been devoted to systematic and in-depth analysis of ceasefire agreements in contemporary intrastate armed conflicts. This book contributes to filling this gap by using a process-oriented conflict dynamics approach to analyse and explain how ceasefire agreements are being influenced by and in turn influences the broader dynamics of peace processes. Empirically, the book focuses on the armed conflicts in Aceh (Indonesia) and Sri Lanka. Based on document studies and 57 interviews with key actors, it presents comparative insights and in-depth knowledge about ceasefire agreements in different contextual settings. The book problematizes the common assumption in the literature that ceasefire agreements create momentum in peace processes and pave the way to peace, and it provides a more nuanced analysis and understanding based on two empirical cases analysed within a comparative framework. In contrast to conventional wisdom, it demonstrates how ceasefires on the contrary also can have negative implications on peace processes. This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, intra-state conflict, security studies and IR in general.

Sport and Policy

Issues and Analysis

Author: Russell Hoye,Matthew Nicholson,Barrie Houlihan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750685948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

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Sport and Policy is the first book of its kind to critically analyse the regulatory role of the state and its impact on sport and the intersections of sport with other areas of government policy. Offering a unique and comprehensive examination of how sport is affected by a range of government policy, each chapter uses an international comparative approach in order to facilitate a broad understanding of sport and policy in a global context. This book is essential reading for any student or practitioner studying or working in policy today, and is: * The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development * Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport's intersections with other government policies This challenging text provides an accessible critical analysis of the intersections of sport with government policy. Russell Hoye is an Associate Professor in Sport Management, School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. His main research areas focus on the governance of sports organizations, the impacts of public policy on sport and the engagement of volunteers in sport. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport Governance (2007) with Elsevier. Matthew Nicholson is an Associate Professor in Sport Management in the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences at the University of Ballarat, Australia. His research and teaching interests focus on sport policy and development, the contribution of sport to social capital and the relationship between sport and the media. His most recent books include Sport Management: Principles and Applications (2009), Sport and Social Capital (2008) and Sport and the Media: Managing the Nexus (2007). Barrie Houlihan is Professor of Sport Policy in the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University. He has written widely on many aspects of sport policy including doping, sport development, theorising the sport policy process and sport and young people. His most recent books include Sport Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Stability and Change (2007) and Comparative Elite Sport Development: Systems, Structures and Public Policy (2008) with Elsevier. *The first book to examine the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective including topics such as gambling, the media, social inclusion and economic development *Far-reaching in scope encompassing government regulation and sport's intersections with other government policies

Ulama

Author: Ted J. J. Leyenaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Amerika

Page: 120

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Sports Coaching E-Book

Professionalisation and Practice

Author: John Lyle,Chris Cushion

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725226

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3204

Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics. Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.

Politics of Quality in Education

A Comparative Study of Brazil, China, and Russia

Author: Jaakko Kauko,Risto Rinne,Tuomas Takala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351362518

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The question of quality has become one of the most important framing factors in education and has been of growing interest to international organisations and national policymakers for decades. Politics of Quality in Education focuses on Brazil, China, and Russia, part of the so-called emerging nations’ BRICS block, and draws on a four-year project to develop a new theoretical and methodological approach. The book builds a comparative, sociohistorical, and transnational understanding of political relations in education, with a particular focus on the policies and practices of Quality Assurance and Evaluation (QAE). Tracking QAE processes from international organisations to individual schools, contributors analyse how QAE changes the dynamics in the roles of state, expertise, and governance. The book demonstrates how national and sub-national actors play a central role in the adaptation, modification or rejection of transnational policies. Politics of Quality in Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of comparative and international education, as well as educational policy and politics. It should also be essential reading for practitioners and policymakers.

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