Sport, Culture, and Society

A Reader on the Sociology of Sport


Author: John W. Loy,Gerald S. Kenyon,Barry D. McPherson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Women, Sport and Society in Modern China

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky


Author: Dong Jinxia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135763860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 358

View: 2997

Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.

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

View: 8244

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.

Psychology of Sport

The Behavior, Motivation, Personality, and Performance of Athletes


Author: Dorcas Susan Butt

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: 9780442212278

Category: Sports

Page: 196

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Sport: Approaches to the study of sport


Author: Eric Dunning

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415262934

Category: Sports

Page: 432

View: 4576

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.

Culture, Sport, and Physical Activity


Author: Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841261475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6729

This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness.

Japanstudien.Band 15/2003.

Mißverständnisse in der Begegnung mit Japan


Author: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien,Harald Dolles,Isa Ducke,Matthias Hoop

Publisher: IUDICIUM Verlag

ISBN: 389129378X


Page: 359

View: 7342

Mit dem Schwerpunktthema von Band 15 der Japanstudien – "Mißverständnisse in der Begegnung mit Japan" – wird die Intention verfolgt, Entstehen, Bewältigung und Konsequenzen von Mißverständnissen zu analysieren. Ausgangspunkt ist die Vermutung, daß sowohl in der Begegnung des Auslands mit Japan als auch innerhalb Japans unterschiedliche Formen des Wahrnehmens, Denkens, Fühlens, Handelns und Reagierens der beteiligten Menschen aufeinandertreffen können und daß in dieser Begegnung die Kultur einen prägenden Einfluß auf die Werte und Einstellungen, das Denken und Handeln der Beteiligten ausübt. "Kultur" wird hierbei nicht als präzises Konzept verstanden und eingesetzt, vielmehr wird bewußt Raum gelassen, damit die Autorinnen und Autoren je nach Ausrichtung unterschiedliche Prioritäten setzen können – und daß sie dies auch getan haben, spiegelt sich in den Beiträgen dieser Japanstudien wider.

Sport and Physical Education in Germany


Author: Ken Hardman,Roland Naul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135802912

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9757

Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.

International Conference on Education and Management Science (ICEMS2014)


Author: N.A

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605951978

Category: Education

Page: 525

View: 6265

2014 International Conference on Education and Management Science (ICEMS2014) will be held in Beijing, China on August 19–20, 2014. The main purpose of this conference is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, and students from all over the world to present their recent findings, ideas, developments and application in the border areas of Education and Management Science. It will also report progress and development of methodologies, technologies, planning and implementation, tools and standards in information systems. Education is an internal topic. It is a process of delivering knowledge in a basic meaning. Humans are hard to define the actual definition of education. But it is the key point for our society to step forward. Management science is the discipline that adapts the scientific approach for problem solving to help managers making informed decisions. The goal of management science is to recommend the course of action that is expected to yield the best outcome with what is available.

Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems

Papers, Results, Materials Scientific Congress Munich, August 21 to 25, 1972


Author: Ommo Grupe,Dietrich Kurz,Johannes M. Teipel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642657842

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 541

Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.

Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece


Author: Eleni Fournaraki,Zinon Papakonstantinou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317979729

Category: History

Page: 192

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Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated and manipulated by sport authorities of nation-states, athletic organizations and their leaders as well as by sports enthusiasts is only very partially understood. This volume takes modern Greece as a case-study and explores, in depth, issues related to the reception and use of classical antiquity in modern sport, spectacle and bodily culture. For citizens of the Greek nation-state, classical antiquity is not merely a vague "legacy" but the cornerstone of their national identity. In the field of sport and bodily culture, since the 1830s there had been persistent attempts to establish firm and direct links between ancient Greek athletics and modern sport through the incorporation of sport in school curricula, the emergence of national sport historiographies as well as the initiatives to revive (in the 19th century) or appropriate (in the 20th) the modern Olympics. Based on fieldwork and unpublished material sources, this book dissects the use and abuse of classical antiquity and sport in constructing national, gender and class identities, and illuminate aspects of the complex modern perceptions of classicism, sport and the body. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Animation, Sport and Culture


Author: P. Wells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

View: 7956

Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.

Personality, Human Development, and Culture

International Perspectives On Psychological Science


Author: Ralf Schwarzer,Peter A. Frensch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136947981

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 4649

These two volumes present the main contributions from the 29th International Congress of Psychology, held in Berlin in 2008, and are written by international leaders in psychology from around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and perspectives that reflect cutting-edge advances in psychological science. Personality, Developmental, Social and Cultural Issues provides an overview of advances in several areas of psychology such as clinical, health, social, developmental, and cross-cultural psychology. One section of the volume is dedicated solely to emotions and health, and addresses state-of-the-art work on the regulation of self, health, social relations, and emotions such as passion. Other sections deal with development and personality issues as well as conceptual, cultural, and ethnic approaches to modern psychology. The global perspective of this collection illustrates research being undertaken on all five continents and emphasizes the cultural diversity of the contributors. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, teachers and students in the field of psychology.

Angles on Applied Psychology


Author: Julia Russell,Matt Jarvis

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748772599

Category: Psychology

Page: 522

View: 5678

The long-awaited companion volume to the extremely popular Angles on Psychology AS text has arrived! This excellent new book provides coverage of the Edexcel A2 specification.

Sport in American Culture

From Ali to X-games


Author: Joyce Duncan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576070247

Category: Reference

Page: 479

View: 8283

A unique and timely exploration of the cultural impact of sport on American society, including lifestyles, language, and thinking.

Sport Psychology

The Key Concepts


Author: Ernest Cashmore

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415253215

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 4564

Psychology is an integral element of sport today, from the applied techniques of coaches and athletes, to the socio-psychological behaviour of sport fans. Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers an introductory guide to the vocabulary of sport psychology, to its central theories and most important avenues of research, and to its application in sports performance. Modern and historical illustrations are used throughout the text, while an extensive bibliography and index ensure that the book is an indispensable research tool for any student of sport psychology.