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To the Extreme

Alternative Sports, Inside and Out

Author: Robert E. Rinehart,Synthia Sydnor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487148

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Insider and outsider narratives on the essence of modern “extreme” sports.

Deconstructing Sport History

A Postmodern Analysis

Author: Murray G. Phillips

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791466100

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 1038

Presents a broad spectrum of critical approaches that question traditional sport history.

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio

Author: David Nylund

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791472385

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 4674

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

National Identity and Global Sports Events

Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup

Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791482480

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 1557

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

Sporting Dystopias

The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox,David L. Andrews,Robert Pitter,Richard L. Irwin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487091

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 6937

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

Sporting Dystopias

The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 5664

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

American Book Publishing Record

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Value of Culture

On the Relationship Between Economics and Arts

Author: Arjo Klamer

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053562185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 3327

Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.

Global Corruption Report: Sport

Author: Transparency International

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

Books in Print, 2004-2005

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835246477

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Skate Life

Re-imagining White Masculinity

Author: Emily Chivers Yochim

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047205080X

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 1838

An in-depth look at skateboarding culture by a promising young scholar

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Cultures of Anyone

Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Author: Luis Moreno-Caballud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781382034

Category: History

Page: 288

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Cultures of Anyone studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and through social movements such as the Indignados have challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the 'transition to democracy', intellectuals and 'experts' have legitimized contemporary Spanish history as a series of unavoidable steps in a process of 'modernization'. But when unemployment skyrocketed and a growing number of people began to feel that the consequences of this Spanish 'modernization' had increasingly led to precariousness, this paradigm collapsed. In the wake of Spain's financial meltdown of 2008, new 'cultures of anyone' have emerged around the idea that the people affected by or involved in a situation should be the ones to participate in changing it. Growing through grassroots social movements, digital networks, and spaces traditionally reserved for 'high culture' and institutional politics, these cultures promote processes of empowerment and collaborative learning that allow the development of the abilities and knowledge base of 'anyone', regardless of their economic status or institutional affiliations.

Television

Technology and Cultural Form

Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134379366

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Television: Technology and Cultural Form was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains remarkably prescient. Williams stresses the importance of technology in shaping the cultural form of television, while always resisting the determinism of McLuhan's dictum that 'the medium is the message'. If the medium really is the message, Williams asks, what is left for us to do or say? Williams argues that, on the contrary, we as viewers have the power to disturb, disrupt and to distract the otherwise cold logic of history and technology - not just because television is part of the fabric of our daily lives, but because new technologies continue to offer opportunities, momentarily outside the sway of transnational corporations or the grasp of media moguls, for new forms of self and political expression.

Players All

Performances in Contemporary Sport

Author: Robert E. Rinehart

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253212238

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

View: 9932

"Players All is a stunning accomplishment, an agenda-setting work; it opens the space for a bold, and innovative, critical, performance-based discourse on mass sport, sport as entertainment, and spectatorship in the global, postmodern society." --Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign In a book that is both scholarly and engagingly personal, Robert E. Rinehart takes us into the world of contemporary sport performances, from the Olympic Games to "The eXtreme Games," the Super Bowl to "The American Gladiators." He introduces us to sports tourism and the highly commercialized world of global sport. Rinehart analyzes the emergence of such "sports" as paint ball (and its associations with the Vietnam War) and indoor rock climbing (and its links to environmentalism and self-mastery). He shows how sports have become theatrical events and paints a revealing portrait of the new postmodern culture of sports.

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203478266

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 9906

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Beyond C. L. R. James

Shifting Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity in Sports

Author: John Nauright,Alan G. Gobley,David K. Wiggins

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610755340

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 393

View: 446

Beyond C. L. R. James brings together essays analyzing the intercon¬nections among race, ethnicity, and sport. Published in memory of C. L. R. James, the revolutionary sociologist and writer from Trinidad who penned the famous autobiographical account of cricket titled Beyond a Boundary, this collection of essays, many of which originated at the 2010 conference on race and ethnicity in sport at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill in Barbados, cover everything from Aborigines in sport and cricket and minstrel shows in Australia to Zulu stick fighting and football and racism in northern Ireland. The essays, divided into four sections that include introductory comments by each editor, are written by some of the more well-known sport historians in the world and characterized by a focus on the role of culture and sport in society in the context of both political economies and the state as well as colonial and postcolonial struggles. Included also are discussions on how sport at once brings people together, shapes the identities of its participants, and reflects the continuing search for social justice.

Preference, Belief, and Similarity

Selected Writings

Author: Amos Tversky,Eldar Shafir

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262700931

Category: Psychology

Page: 1023

View: 7041

Selected works by the influential cognitive and mathematical psychologist and decision theorist Amos Tversky.

Gender Relations in Sport

Author: Emily A. Roper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462094551

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Designed primarily as a textbook for upper division undergraduate courses in gender and sport, gender issues, sport sociology, cultural sport studies, and women’s studies, Gender Relations in Sport provides a comprehensive examination of the intersecting themes and concepts surrounding the study of gender and sport. The 16 contributors, leading scholars from sport studies, present key issues, current research perspectives and theoretical developments within nine sub-areas of gender and sport: • Gender and sport participation • Theories of gender and sport • Gender and sport media • Sexual identity and sport • Intersections of race, ethnicity and gender in sport • Framing Title IX policy using conceptual metaphors • Studying the athletic body • Sexual harassment and abuse in sport • Historical developments and current issues from a European perspective The intersecting themes and concepts across chapters are also accentuated. Such a publication provides access to the study of gender relations in sport to students across a variety of disciplines. Emily A. Roper, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and sport.

Sport and Modern Social Theorists

Author: R. Giulianotti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230523188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 2576

Sport and Modern Social Theorists is an innovative and exciting new collection. The chapters are written by leading social analysts of sport from across the world, and examine the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport. Social theorists under critical examination include Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Adorno, Gramsci, Habermas, Merton, C.Wright Mills, Goffman, Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu and Foucault. This book will appeal to students and scholars of sport studies, cultural studies, modern social theory, and to social scientists generally.

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