Sport, Medicine and Health

The medicalization of sport?


Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317576373

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 8996

The relationship between sport, medicine and health in our society is becoming increasingly complex. This important and timely study explores this relationship through an analysis of changing political economies, altered perceptions of the body and science’s developing contribution to the human condition. Surveying the various ways in which medicine interacts with the world of sport, it examines the changing practices and purposes of sports medicine today. Drawing on the latest research in the sociology of sport, this book investigates the scientific discourse underlying the promotion of physical activity to reveal the political context in which medical knowledge and public policies emerge. It considers the incongruities between these policies and their attempts to regulate the supply of and demand for sports medicine. Through a series of original case studies, this book exposes the social construction of sports medical knowledge and questions the potential for medicine to influence athletes’ well-being both positively and negatively. Sport, Medicine and Health: The medicalization of sport? provides valuable insights for all students and scholars interested in sports medicine, sports policy, public health and the sociology of sport.

The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

Visual Methods for Qualitative Research


Author: Cassandra Phoenix,Brett Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985389

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 2719

Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing the potential of using visual methods within qualitative research. Theoretically insightful, and methodologically innovative, this book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in sport, exercise, the body, and qualitative methods. It covers a wide range of empirical work, theories, and visual image-based research, including photography, drawing, and video. In so doing, the book deepens our understanding of physical culture. It also responds to key questions, such as what are visual methods, why might they be used, and how might they be applied in the field of sport and exercise sciences. This volume combines clarity of expression with careful scholarship and originality, making it especially appealing to students and scholars within a variety of fields, including sport sociology, sport and exercise psychology, sociology of the body, physical education, gender studies, gerontology, and qualitative inquiry. This book was published as a special issue in Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.

Medicine, Sport and the Body

A Historical Perspective


Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849666806

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4682

What role does sports medicine play in today's society? Is it solely about treating sports injuries? Should it only be concerned with elite sport? This book provides a history of the relationship between sport, medicine and health from the mid-19th century to today. It combines the sub-disciplines of the history of medicine and the history of sport to give a balanced analysis of the role of medicine in sport and how this has evolved over the past two centuries. In an age where sports medicine plays an increasingly prominent role in both elite and recreational sport, this book provides a timely and clear analysis of its rise and purpose.

Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom'

A ‘disunited kingdom’


Author: Tom Gibbons,Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131731056X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 4470

Given sport’s centrality in English society, what role does it play in symbolising contemporary English national identity? This comprehensive study explores the complex set of relationships between sport and what it means to be English in the twenty-first century. The bond between sport and nationalism has long been recognised, but with increasingly vociferous separatist nationalisms threatening the dismantling of the United Kingdom, a closer analysis is timely. Part one addresses key debates regarding English national identity within the specific sporting contexts of association football, cricket, tennis, cycling and rugby. Part two discusses the complex relationship between religion, sport and English national identity as well as the attitudes and experiences of traditionally marginalized groups, including women, minority ethnic groups and disabled people. Part three considers the perspectives of the other UK nations on the link between sport and English national identity. Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom' is fascinating reading for all those with an interest in the sociology, politics and history of sport, and the study of nations, nationalism and national identity.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge


Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 5043

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The Physical Self

From Motivation to Well-being


Author: Kenneth R. Fox

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780873226899

Category: Self-Help

Page: 329

View: 3307

Contributors utilize research from the medical sciences, psychology, sociology, physical education, and exercise and sport sciences to examine how the physical self motivates behavior and contributes to mental health. Focusing on both research and practical issues, chapters discuss such topics as p.

Sports, Body and Health


Author: Jørn Hansen,Niels Kayser Nielsen

Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark

ISBN: 9788778384744

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 4048

This collection of essays examines the interfaces between sport, the body, and health, finding angles that are as varied as they are unexpected.

The Routledge physical education reader


Author: Richard Bailey,David Kirk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415446013

Category: Education

Page: 420

View: 2942

Physical Education teaching and research is fundamental to the physical and social health of our communities. The Routledge Physical Education Reader presents an authoritative and representative selection of the very best international scholarship in PE, drawn from across the full topical range of the discipline. Containing a rich blend of contemporary, 'classic' and hard-to-find articles, this book helps students gain a full understanding of the historical context in which current issues and debates within PE have emerged. Leading international scholars Richard Bailey and David Kirk weave a thoughtful editorial commentary throughout the book that illuminates each key theme, making insightful and important connections between articles and approaches. The book is divided into eight thematic sections, each of which includes an extensive guide to further reading: Nature and values of physical education Physical education and sport Physical education and health Learners and learning Teachers and teaching Curriculum and content Social construction of bodies Researching physical education Addressing the most important topics in contemporary physical education, and representing a comprehensive 'one-stop' resource, The Routledge Physical Education Reader is essential reading for all serious students of physical education, sport, coaching, exercise and health. Richard Bailey is Professor of Pedagogy at the Froebel Institute, in Roehampton University's pioneering School of Education. David Kirk is Professor of Physical Education and Youth Sport at Leeds Metropolitan University, where he has been Dean of the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education since 2004. He is editor of the journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.

Media and Health


Author: Clive Seale

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 1047

This book demonstrates how health messages in popular mass media are important influences in our lives, and that they are not neutral, being subject to many determining influences. It demonstrates the importance of mass media for understanding the experience of illness, health and health care.

Medicine as Culture

Illness, Disease and the Body in Western Societies


Author: Deborah Lupton

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 7835

This edition provides a broad overview of the way medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in Western societies.

The Body and Social Theory


Author: Chris Shilling

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 3731

This clear, critical analysis of the new sociological literature on the body provides an introduction to the most important traditions of thought which have informed social theories of human embodiment. Surveying the range of social theories of the body, Chris Shilling offers a comprehensive and innovative assessment of the field. He analyzes naturalistic, social constructionist and feminist theories of the body, appraises the fundamental sociological contributions of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias, and demonstrates the centrality of the body to the traditional concerns of social theory.

Critical Bodies

Representations, Practices and Identities of Weight and Body Management


Author: Sarah Riley

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230517738

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 7353

This book showcases a selection of current work and debates on weight and body management practices that are being produced from the vibrant arena of critical and postmodern approaches in the social sciences. Weight issues have become central to Western understandings of health and identity, but analyses of weight and body management have often failed to contextualise weight related issues. This timely book addresses this gap by examining three key areas, namely, representation, identities, and practice, to explore and interrogate how body and weight management, subjectivities, experiences, and practices are constituted within and by the normative discourses of contemporary western culture.

Handbook of Physical Education


Author: David Kirk,Doune Macdonald,Mary O'Sullivan

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761944126

Category: Education

Page: 864

View: 2716

What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

The medicalization of society

on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders


Author: Peter Conrad

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780801885846

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 2825

Building on more than three decades of research, Peter Conrad explores the forces behind the trend to treat what were once commonly considered normal human conditions as medical ailments. Using case studies of short stature, social anxiety, "male menopause," erectile dysfunction, adult ADHD, and sexual orientation, he examines the emergence of and changes in medicalization, the consequences of the expanding medical domain, and the implications for health and society. This thought-provoking study offers valuable insights into how medicalization got to this point and where it is heading.

American Sociological Review


Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 5918

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."

Transforming Ireland

challenges, critiques, resources


Author: Debbie Ging,Michael Cronin,Peadar Kirby

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 7975

This is the first sustained and broad-ranging critique of the legacies of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger boom. Contributors identify the damaging impact that the free market has had on a wide range of areas of public life such as the media and the pharmaceutical industry and also examine its influence on health, education, state surveillance, immigrants, the welfare state, consumerism and the Irish language. Challenging the notion that there is no alternative for Ireland but the present economic and political dispensation, experts map out an alternative politics that could create spaces for hope and renewal in contemporary Ireland. In a society whose public debates have been largely dominated by the instrumentalist logic of stockbroker economists and the regressive populism of talk-radio shock jocks, Transforming Ireland offers a more substantial and considered analysis, uncovering the hidden sides of everyday aspects of Irish life. It reveals that, virtually unnoticed by the media, there exist lively debates in today’s Ireland which draw on international insights about globalization to probe how it is reshaping Irish society. Covering four principal topics -- culture and society, media and social change, social control and power and politics -- this impressive volume opens new and hopeful perspectives for students and the general reader.

Medical Sociology


Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132695565

Category: Social medicine

Page: 395

View: 7977

This introductory text provides clear coverage of the ideas, concepts, themes, and research findings in the field of medical sociology. This edition (last, 1995) includes updated treatment of the dramatic decline in the professional power of physicians, the aftermath of the Clinton Administration's

Disability and mobile citizenship in postsocialist Ukraine


Author: Sarah D. Phillips

Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr


Category: History

Page: 298

View: 2701

Sarah D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades. Through participant observation and interviews with disabled Ukrainians across the social spectrum -- rights activists, politicians, students, workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and others -- Phillips documents the creative strategies used by people on the margins of postsocialist societies to assert claims to "mobile citizenship." She draws on this rich ethnographic material to argue that public storytelling is a powerful means to expand notions of relatedness, kinship, and social responsibility, and which help shape a more tolerant and inclusive society.



Author: David Popenoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780138204730

Category: Sociology

Page: 660

View: 7607