Out in Sport

The experiences of openly gay and lesbian athletes in competitive sport

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Author: Eric Anderson,Rory Magrath,Rachael Bullingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317295412

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Research has shown that since the turn of the millennia, matters have rapidly improved for gays and lesbians in sport. Where gay and lesbian athletes were merely tolerated a decade ago, today they are celebrated. This book represents the most comprehensive examination of the experiences of gays and lesbians in sport ever produced. Drawing on interviews with openly gay and lesbian athletes in the US and the UK, as well as media accounts, the book examines the experiences of ‘out’ men and women, at recreational, high school, university and professional levels, in addition to those competing in gay sports leagues. Offering a new approach to understanding this important topic, Out in Sport is essential reading for students and scholars of sport studies, LGBT studies and sociology, as well as sports practitioners and trainers.

Out of Play

Critical Essays on Gender and Sport

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Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791479781

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A revealing look at gender issues in contemporary sport.

Fair Play

How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports

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Author: Cyd Zeigler

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617754471

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Cyd Zeigler tells the story of how sports have been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years, for Dave Zirin's Edge of Sports imprint.

Women in Sports

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

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Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749785

Category: ART

Page: 128

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"Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes"--

Drugs in Sport

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Author: David R. Mottram,Neil Chester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351838989

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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Drugs in Sport is the most comprehensive and accurate text on the emotive, complex and critical subject of doping and illegal performance enhancement in sport. Thoroughly updated in light of the latest World Anti-Doping Code and taking into account the latest regulations, methods and landmark cases, this seventh edition explores the science behind drug-use in sport, as well as its ethical, social, political and administrative context. Introducing an increased focus on inadvertent doping, athlete-support personnel as key stakeholders in the doping process, societal drug-use, and the role of national governing bodies and anti-doping organisations, the book covers key topics including: an assessment of the prevalence of drug-taking in sport the latest doping control regulations stipulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) the science and side effects of each major class of drug used in sport cutting-edge issues such as gene doping and biological passports issues surrounding legal substances and ergogenic aids in supplements medical and pharmaceutical services at major sporting events Accessibly written, and supported throughout with illustrative case studies and data, Drugs in Sport provides a crucial and objective resource for students and researchers, athletes, sports scientists, coaches and athlete-support staff, journalists, sports administrators and policymakers, alike.

'Race' and Sport

Critical Race Theory

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Author: Kevin Hylton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134075995

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Critical Race Theory provides a framework for exploring racism in society, taking into account the role of institutions and drawing on the experiences of those affected. Applied to the world of sport, this framework can reveal the underlying social mores and institutionalised prejudices that have helped perpetuate those racial stereotypes particular to sport, and those that permeate broader society. In this groundbreaking sociological investigation, Kevin Hylton takes on the controversial subject of racial attitudes in sport and beyond. With sport as his primary focus, Hylton unpacks the central concepts of ‘race’, ethnicity, social constructionism and racialisation, and helps the reader navigate the complicated issues and debates that surround the study of ‘race’ in sport. Containing rigorous and insightful analysis throughout, the book explores key topics such as: the origins, applications and terminology of Critical Race Theory the meaning of ‘whiteness’ the media, sport and racism anti-racism and sport genetics and scientific racism. The contested concepts that define the subject of ‘race’ in sport present a constant challenge for academics, policy makers and practitioners in the development of their ideas, policies and interventions. This innovative and challenging book is essential reading for anybody looking to fully understand this important subject.

Handbook of Sports Studies

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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

Ethics in Sport-3rd Edition

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Author: Morgan, William J.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492556769

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Ethics in Sport, Third Edition, offers 32 essays by well-known authors. These essays explore the roots of the ethical and moral dilemmas so prevalent in sport culture today. Nearly half the essays are new to this edition.

Advances in Sport Psychology

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Author: Thelma S. Horn

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736057356

Category: Medical

Page: 499

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The updated third edition of Advances in Sport Psychologyoffers a view of the latest research in the field of sport psychology. The text is written by 34 of the field's most prolific researchers and scholars, including Maureen Weiss, Shane Murphy, and Albert Carron. These contributors extend the boundaries that have defined the field and provide a clear direction for future research. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the advances that have occurred in the field within the past several years. The text provides readers with a complete picture of current research and emerging topics in sport psychology while challenging researchers to examine the factors that keep this discipline growing. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, provides a fresh look at sport psychology with these features: -Four new chapters on qualitative research methods, achievement goal theories, self-confidence, and family and peer influences -Significant revisions of the second-edition chapters, along with more concise overviews of individual topics -An analysis and synthesis of the state of knowledge for each topic and a discussion of future research directions The text focuses on the most important and active areas of current research, which recognize the merging of individual and socioenvironmental factors in making sense of sport performance and behavior. Each chapter includes a definition of terms, an explanation of the chapter's scope, and an outline of the sections. The author then provides a review of the available research and theory on the chapter's main topic, analyzes the state of knowledge in the area, and devotes significant space to future research directions. The book is divided into four parts. Part Ioffers a comprehensive introduction to the field, including definitions, history, and research paradigms and methodologies. Part IIexplores individual characteristics that affect sport participants' behavior, including self-perceptions, attributional patterns and perceptions of control, motivational orientations, and achievement goal perspectives. Part IIIexplores socioenvironmental factors that affect sport participants' behaviors. Part IVdelves into the research and theory concerning intervention techniques used for enhancing performance and modifying athletes' behaviors, including imagery and mental rehearsal, attentional processes, goal setting, and flow and peak performance. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, offers a new and thorough understanding of where sport psychology has been, where it is now, and where it is headed. This text will help students prepare and conduct their own research, and it will be a great reference for professionals who want to stay on the cutting-edge of the field.

Recovery for Performance in Sport

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Author: Christophe Hausswirth,Iñigo Mujika

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434347

Category: Medical

Page: 281

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"Recovery for Performance in Sport "encompasses the latest scientific research in the study of recovery and draws from the experience of applied sport scientists working with elite athletes in leading performance and recovery centers around the globe.

Foul Play

The Dark Arts of Cheating in Sport

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Author: Mike Rowbottom

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155796

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Foul Play looks at cheating in sport in all its guises: from doping to match-fixing, from tampering with equipment to mind games. Where to draw the line between gamesmanship and outright cheating? Foul Play investigates the lengths some people will go to just to win.

Sport Climbing

From Toprope to Redpoint, Techniques for Climbing Success

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Author: Andrew Bisharat

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594855137

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Sport climbers often project a route that tests their physical limits in hopes of an eventual completion, regardless of the number of attempts. Succeeding requires a solid understanding of belaying and other climbing techniques that are used in various climbing disciplines, but are detailed here specifically for sport climbing. Targeting varying abilities, Sport Climbing teaches climbers how to rehearse moves and train for routes, how to get through the pump, how to fight until the end of a pitch, how to stay composed when tired, and how to best use their bodies to climb efficiently and expertly. Whether inspiring new climbers to learn the nuances of scaling vertical terrain, or delving into a deeper, more conceptual understanding of how to go about projecting a route, Andrew Bisharat brings confidence and a level of practicality to the sport. He demonstrates how skills specific to redpointing transfer over to traditional climbing, making this a must-have book for any climber. Featuring tips from famous climbers such as Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, the author brings a modern voice to a fun and exciting sport.

Massage for Sport Performance

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Author: Michael McGillicuddy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736083014

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 181

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Perform at the highest level withMassage for Sport Performance. This book and DVD demonstrate self-massage and partner massage for deep-tissue pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and speedy muscle recuperation. Optimal performance and quick relief are readily available with pre- and postevent massages, recovery massages, and spot treatments.

Out in Psychology

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives

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Author: Victoria Clarke,Elizabeth Peel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470066423

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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There has been a recent explosion of interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Perspective Psychology amongst students and academics, and this interest is predicted to continue to rise. Recent media debates on subjects such as same-sex marriage have fuelled interest in LGBTQ perspectives. This edited collection showcases the latest thinking in LGBTQ psychology. The book has 21 chapters covering subjects such as same sex parenting, outing, young LGBTQ people, sport, learning disabilities, lesbian and gay identities etc. The book has an international focus, with contributors from UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Flow in Sports

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Author: Susan A. Jackson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780880118767

Category: Education

Page: 183

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Describes how athletes reach a high level of performance in which they feel perfectly attuned toward their sport

Sport Physiology for Coaches

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Author: Brian J. Sharkey,Steven E. Gaskill

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736051729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 310

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Explains the principles of muscular and energy fitness training, and describes the step-by-step procedures to follow in applying the principles to a variety of sport programmes. Useful as a textbook for students on coaching courses, this text also serves as a reference for coaches, physical education teachers and health and fitness professionals.

Out of the bleachers

writings on women and sport

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Feminist Pr

ISBN: 9780070204294

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Looks at women's thoughts on and experiences in sports through readings on physiology and social attitudes, discussion on the structure of women's sports, and memories by and biographical profiles of sportswomen

The World of Sport Examined

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Author: Paul Beashel,Andy Sibson,John Taylor

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174387527

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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The World of Sport Examined has been fully revised and updated to reflect the increased emphasis in PE on performance and analysis and to introduce more exam-style questions, ICT skills and differentation.

Bring Your "A" Game

A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness

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Author: Jennifer L. Etnier

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. And like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have not learned the psychological skills needed to develop their best game. This book was written specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Bring Your "A" Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the seventeen chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition. Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your "A" Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.