Sport, Technology and the Body

The Nature of Performance

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Author: Tara Magdalinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203099389

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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What is the nature of athletic performance? This book offers an answer to this fascinating question by considering the relationship between sport, technology and the body. Specifically, it examines cultural resistance to the enhancement of athletes and explores the ways in which performance technologies complicate and confound our conception of the sporting body. The book addresses concerns about the technological "invasion" of the "natural" body to investigate expectations that athletic performances reflect nothing more than the actual capacity of the untainted athlete. By examining a series of case studies, including Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, Fastskin swimsuits, hypoxic chambers and an array of illicit substances and methods, the book distinguishes between internal and external technologies to highlight the ways that performance enhancement, and public reaction to it, can be read. Sport, Technology and the Body offers a powerful challenge to conventional views of athletic performance that stand authenticity against artifice, integrity against corruption, and athletic purity against technological intrusion. It is essential reading for all serious students of the sociology, culture or ethics of sport.

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.

Ethics in Sport

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Author: William J J. Morgan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492586749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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Ethical and moral dilemmas in sport have not diminished since Ethics in Sport was last published. The need to understand and confront such issues is at a premium, and this latest edition of Ethics in Sport will ground readers in the issues and the stakes involved. Ethics in Sport has long been known as a go-to source that tackles the moral and ethical issues in today’s sport culture. This third edition retains many of the previous editions’ thoughtful and timeless pieces, which speak directly to current issues, while adding 17 new essays to the mix. The inclusion of these new essays reflects the increasing sophistication of the philosophy of sport literature as well as the growth in the field. Together, these essays from well-known authors give students classic and contemporary views of topics where sports and ethics collide. This sweeping anthology of relevant and cutting-edge essays covers a variety of topics, including doping, the use of technology, gender controversies, and much more. The book is organized into five parts, with part I looking at the nature of sport, including its internal values and moral foundations. Part II investigates competition and fair play, including aspects of sportsmanship, winning, cheating, and gamesmanship. Part III examines doping and genetic enhancement in sport, including gene doping, “mechanical doping,” and drug-enhanced performance. In part IV the essays explore gender and sexual equality in sport, including sex segregation and the concept of gender equality. Part V delves into issues of race, spectatorship, and politics, investigating political philosophy as it applies to sports, the fascination with sports heroes, and the ethics of supporting teams. Ethics in Sport, Third Edition, comes with an instructor guide that includes a sample syllabus, sample assignment topics, and answers to the discussion questions to facilitate class conversations. It also offers suggested class assignments for each of the five parts in the book to spur deeper discussion and understanding of the ethical issues presented in the book. With its wealth of new essays, Ethics in Sport keeps you abreast of current ethical issues in sport. As such, this text is ideal for courses in sport ethics and ethics in sport and philosophy. It is also useful as a reference for scholars, researchers, ethicists, sociologists, and philosophers of sport.

Ethics in Sport

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Author: William John Morgan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736064286

Category: Medical

Page: 473

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Examines the moral and ethical issues surrounding sport in contemporary society. This book addresses a spectrum of debates, including sportsmanship, doping, gender roles, social ethics, spectatorship and violence in sport. It features a section on drug use and genetic technology to explain ethical questions in these controversial areas.

The Ethics of Sports Medicine

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Author: Claudio Tamburrini,Torbjörn Tännsjö

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967879

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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The book aims to establish a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level. It will address questions such as: are the increasingly intrusive testing methods of elite sports compatible with the right to autonomy and privacy granted to patients in general medicine? could there be a moral obligation to correct injustices produced by the genetic lottery? how should the goals of sports medicine be viewed from the perspective of rationing scarce health care resources? This book was published as a special issue in Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Performance-Enhancing Technologies in Sports

Ethical, Conceptual, and Scientific Issues

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Author: Thomas H. Murray,Karen J. Maschke,Angela A. Wasunna

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 304

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This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of experts in bioethics, sports, law, and philosophy to examine the need for regulating such athletic performance-enhancing technologies as steroids and gene doping. The use of performance-improving drugs in sports dates back to the early Olympians, who took an herbal tonic before competitions to augment athletic prowess. But the permissibility of doing so came into question only in the twentieth century as the popularity of anabolic steroid use and blood doping among athletes grew. Sports officials and others -- aided by the development of technologies to test participants for proscribed substances -- became concerned over the physical safety of athletes and competitive fairness in sporting events. In exploring the culture, ethics, and policy issues surrounding doping in competitive athletics, the contributors to this volume detail the history and current state of drug use in sports, analyze the distinctions between acceptable and unacceptable usages, evaluate the ethical arguments for and against permitting athletes to avail themselves of new means of improving athleticism, and discuss possible future doping technologies and the issues that they are likely to raise. They explain how and why some athletes resort to doping and assess what the fair opportunity principle means in theory and practice and how it relates to the concept of an equal opportunity to perform. This frank discussion of doping in sports includes accounts by former elite athletes and offers an illuminating exchange over the meaning and value of natural talents and genetic hierarchies and the essence of fair competition.

Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health

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Author: Professor Elizabeth Ettorre

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409492400

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Culture, Bodies and the Sociology of Health explores the boundaries between bodies and society with special reference to uncovering the cultural components of health and the ways in which bodies are categorized according to a form of culturally embedded 'health orthodoxy'. Illustrating the importance of contextualizing the body as a cultural entity, this book demonstrates that the spaces and boundaries between healthy bodies are becoming more diverse than ever before. The volumes international team of scholars engage with a range of issues surrounding the cultural construction of the body as a site of health and illness. As such, it will be of interest not only to sociologists, especially sociologists of health, but also to scholars of media and communication studies as well as cultural theorists.

Phenomenological Approaches to Sport

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Author: Irena Martínková,Jim Parry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135757313

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in need of philosophical explanation. The book has a 'didactic' intention, seeking to present and discuss ideas and tools developed in the phenomenological tradition in order to illuminate issues in sport, in such a way as to be understandable for those without any previous knowledge or background. There are clear and straightforward accounts of the ideas of central thinkers, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Patočka, and applications of central ideas to the analysis of particular issues, such as the nature of risk sports, the feint in football, the problem of the instant replay, the role of the sport psychologist, the idea of 'bodily perception', and the concept of 'transhumanism' in relation to performance enhancement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

A Companion to Sport

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Author: David L. Andrews,Ben Carrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325281

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leadingsports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sportas a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, asone of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whosework lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leadingtheorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social andcultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory,gender, violence, race, disability and politics

The Challenges of Modern Sport to Ethics

From Doping to Cyborgs

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Author: Jose Luis Perez Trivino

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739179993

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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This book could appeal to the reader who wants to enter the field of ‘official sport philosophy’ but it is also interesting for those who are already part of the discussion and are looking for new arguments and points of view. In this sense, the book is written in a way that can perfectly be used by begginers in the topic, but can also be useful in discussions among researchers.

The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies

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Author: H. Lenskyj,S. Wagg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367461

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

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A comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together an authoritative and international line-up of scholars to examine key social and political issues related to the Olympics. An essential, 'one-stop' volume for a wide range of academics, students and researchers.

The Ultimate Stallone Reader

Sylvester Stallone as Star, Icon, Auteur

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Author: Chris Holmlund

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850646

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer, and director – all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention. Eleven original essays by internationally-known scholars examine Stallone's contributions to mainstream cinema, independent film, and television. This volume also offers innovative approaches to star, gender, and celebrity studies, performance analysis, genre criticism, industry and reception inquiry, and the question of what it means to be an auteur. Ultimately, The Ultimate Stallone Reader investigates the place that Sylvester Stallone occupies within an industry and a culture that have both undergone much evolution, and how his work has reflected and even driven these changes.

Taking Sport Seriously

Social Issues in Canadian Sport

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Author: Peter Donnelly

Publisher: Thompson Educational Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

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Taking Sport Seriously: Social Issues in Canadian Sport is a unique collection of primary Canadian readings in sport and recreation for students and teachers at community colleges and universities across Canada. This book covers such important topics as: drugs, the Olympic movement, sport and health, violence in sport, masculinity and sport, women and sport, youth and sport, sexuality and sport, the economics of sport, sport and the newsmedia, and race. An entire new section deals with the crisis in Canadian hockey. The second edition has been substantially revised, comprising numerous additional selections as well as new introductions. Approximately 65% of the selections are new to this edition. This Canadian-content book can be used as a supplement to a core text on sport in Canadian society such as Winners and Losers: Sport and Physical Activity in the 90s (Jill LeClair) or Sport Ethics: Concepts and Cases in Sport and Recreation (David Cruise Malloy, Saul Ross and Dwight Zakus). These books are also published by Thompson Educational Publishing

Sport, Professionalism, and Pain

Ethnographies of Injury and Risk

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Author: P. David Howe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415247306

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Are pain and injury managed appropriately in the environment of professional sport? Is sports medicine a tool to empower or to disempower athletes? David Howe considers these and other pertinent concerns and questions whether, in the world of modern sport, it is the participants themselves or the sport's administrators who exert more control over athletes' well being. Exploring the historical transformation of sports medicine and the relationships between medicine, body and culture, Sport, Professionalism and Pain bridges a perceived space in the literature between medical anthropology, medical sociology and sport studies.

Successful School Leadership, Planning, Politics, Performance, and Power

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478447672

Category: Education

Page: 41

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Successful School Leadership, Planning, Politics, Performance, and Power. In this book, you will learn topics such as Planning Operational Details, Governance, Politics and Education Policy Issues, and Finance plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Ethics and Morality in Sport Management

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Author: Joy Theresa DeSensi,Danny Rosenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

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Ethics and Morality in Sport Management represents a landmark effort to bring into focus the moral and ethical issues associated with the management of sport and sport organizations. Within a sport context Joy DeSensi and Danny Rosenberg have critically examined a view shared by virtually all business managers and scholars-that ethics and morality in management is not only good for all concerned but a necessity in terms of the bottom line.