Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body


Author: Jean Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317413962

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7321

This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The ways in which bodies are adorned, embellished and clothed (or revealed) highlights the hybrid nature of dress history, encompassing as it does the everyday clothing solutions of the mass of people and the unusual or more ceremonial aspects of costume, as well as elite high fashion. Although this is as yet an under-researched area, there are an increasing number of fashion and clothing undergraduate and postgraduate courses that specialise in sport and leisurewear. This publication is intended to give an introductory overview of the historical and contemporary issues as it does for the growing number of sport marketing and sports studies courses concerned with dress, costume history and branding. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in History.

Routledge Handbook of Football Studies


Author: John Hughson,Kevin Moore,Ramón Spaaij,Joseph Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113507481X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 6774

Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries

Historical Perspectives


Author: Dion Georgiou,Benjamin Litherland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315404680

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 514

This innovative and timely volume of essays critically interrogates the shared histories between sport and a variety of leisure, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives spans the bowling greens of early modern England to the postmodern exhibition halls of contemporary Las Vegas, and considers examples from Europe, North America and India. Utilizing a range of historical methods and sources, they describe how sport has interacted with a broad range of leisure forms, including tourism, shopping, theatre, circus, carnival and film. The collection takes into account the economic, cultural, geographic and political interactions sport has forged and poses a series of questions: about how sport has been forged in contemporary consumer capitalism; about the manner in which it has been shaped by space and place; and the ways in which entrepreneurs, sportspeople and artists have represented sporting competition. The collection will help both students and scholars conceptualise sporting networks, and will be of interest to those working in multiple fields. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.

Picturing the Beautiful Game

A History of Soccer in Visual Culture and Art


Author: Daniel Haxall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501334573

Category: Art

Page: 296

View: 5928

The world's most popular sport, soccer, has long been celebrated as "the beautiful game†? for its artistry and aesthetic appeal. Picturing the Beautiful Game: A History of Soccer in Visual Culture and Art is the first collection to examine the rich visual culture of soccer, including the fine arts, design, and mass media. Covering a range of topics related to the game's imagery, this volume investigates the ways soccer has been promoted, commemorated, and contested in visual terms. Throughout various mediums and formats-including illustrated newspapers, modern posters, and contemporary artworks-soccer has come to represent issues relating to identity, politics, and globalization. As the contributors to this collection suggest, these representations of the game reflect society and soccer's place in our collective imagination. Perspectives from a range of fields including art history, sociology, sport history, and media studies enrich the volume, affording a multifaceted visual history of the beautiful game.

The Misled Athlete

Effective Nutritional and Training Strategies Without The Need For Steroids, Stimulants and Banned Substances


Author: Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450290523

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 2357

FOR DECADES, ATHLETES HAVE BEEN A TARGET for companies selling everything from banned substances to several worthless nutritional products with the hope they will make the di?erence between winning and losing. At the expense of being misled, athletes have su?ered irreparable damage from steroids and hormones as well as the side e?ects experienced from stimulants and tainted dietary supplements. In addition, the tremendous stress of strenuous exercise and its contribution to oxidative stress, in?ammation, fatigue, muscle damage and transient immune suppression sets the stage for viewing the athlete in a very di?erent way. In THE MISLED ATHLETE, renowned nutritionist Carl Germano, RD, CNS, CDN and his team present a new look at the athlete as a patient and provide a comprehensive plan for addressing the multiple nutritional needs of the athlete beyond excess protein, stimulants and steroids. Germano discusses the link between the stressor of exercise and the importance of proper recovery through diet manipulation, e?ective training techniques, and the use of legitimate nutritional supplements. THE MISLED ATHLETE gives insight into how the foods athletes eat, which training techniques they use, and how the consumption of certain safe nutritional supplements can successfully address the ravages of intense activity, assist the athlete to recuperate better and help prepare for the next battle.

Paddle Sports


Author: Beth Geiger

Publisher: Discovery Channel Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563319303

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 2126

This 224-page title is a comprehensive guide to the skills and adventure of canoeing, kayaking, rafting and other forms of fun in paddle boats. Informative essays tell you how to get started, choose the right craft, plan your trip, and locate the top paddle destinations in the USA. A Travel Tips section gives selected details about touring, lodging and camping. The work is lavishly illustrated with more than 250 spectacular photographs as well as 18 specially commissioned maps.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge


Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1435

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Motor Sport


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles

Page: N.A

View: 6258

Das unbeschriebene Blatt

Die moderne Leugnung der menschlichen Natur


Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903905

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

View: 5786

Mit einem aktuellen Vorwort zur Neuausgabe! Auf John Locke geht die Vorstellung zurück, der Mensch sei ein leeres Blatt, auf dem im Verlauf des Lebens die persönlichen Erfahrungen eingetragen werden. In seinem mittlerweile klassischen Buch »Das unbeschriebene Blatt. Die moderne Leugnung der menschlichen Natur« bezieht Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker ganz die Gegenposition: Mit Witz, Brillanz und Gelehrsamkeit analysiert er die Geschichte dieser Idee und zeigt, wie falsch sie ist – mit allen kruden Auswirkungen auf Vorstellungen von Sexualität, Rasse, Kindererziehung, Intelligenz usw. Die Rolle der Gene wird systematisch unterschätzt; aber das bedeutet nicht, dass wir ihnen völlig ausgeliefert sind. Pinker zeigt nämlich auch, wie befreiend diese Sichtweise sein kann. Ein unterhaltsames und anschauliches Buch zur Natur des Menschen, ein echter Lesegenuss.

Null K



Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346231601X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1875

»Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben?« »Null Grad Kelvin« ist DeLillos klügster, humorvollster und bewegendster Roman seit Jahren, eine große Vater-Sohn-Geschichte, eine Meditation über den Tod und die Ewigkeit und eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben. Ross Lockhart ist ein Milliardär in den Sechzigern mit einer viel jüngeren Frau, Artis Martineau, die schwer krank ist. Er ist Großinvestor eines geheimen, im Verborgenen agierenden Unternehmens, das den Tod ausschalten will. Das Businessmodell: Menschliche Körper werden so lange konserviert, bis Medizin und Technik so weit sind, dass der Mensch ein Leben ohne Krankheiten und zeitliche Begrenzungen führen kann. Als Artis plant, ihren Körper aufzugeben, reist Ross’ Sohn Jeffrey an, um Abschied von seiner Stiefmutter zu nehmen, auf unbestimmte Zeit. »Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben? Macht es den Menschen nicht gerade aus, dass er sich weigern kann, sein Schicksal zu akzeptieren?« Diese Fragen treiben Ross um, der mit aller Macht in eine andere Dimension menschlichen Lebens vorstoßen möchte. Sein Sohn hingegen verteidigt leidenschaftlich die Ansicht, dass es des Menschen Bestimmung ist, im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. »Null Grad Kelvin« ist ein großer Wurf, ein brillanter Roman, der an den Kern unserer Existenz rührt.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports

Page: 1816

View: 9961

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780812104486

Category: Sports

Page: 212

View: 1733