Sports Around the World

History, Culture, and Practice

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Author: John Nauright,Charles Parrish

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843001

Category: Social Science

Page: 1848

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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Unique Games and Sports Around the World

A Reference Guide

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Author: Eileen Crowley Sullivan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313297786

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 407

View: 9975

Looks at over three hundred sports and games from different cultures around the world, providing details about the rules, as well as information about typical players, the symbolism involved, and the equipment needed to play.

Sports Around the World

History, Culture, and Practice

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Author: John Nauright,Charles Parrish

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598843001

Category: Social Science

Page: 1848

View: 1350

This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Sports Around the World

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Author: Margie Burton,Cathy French,Tammy Jones

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1616725397

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Page: N.A

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Sportopedia

Explore more than 50 sports from around the world

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Author: Adam Skinner

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

ISBN: 1786036967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4045

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before, like kabaddi and boccia. Whether you're into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes – male, female, able-bodied and Paralympians – and celebrates the unique talents of sportspeople everywhere, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share.

Weird Sports and Wacky Games around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing

From Buzkashi to Zorbing

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Author: Victoria Williams Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696409

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 369

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With hundreds of books dedicated to conventional sports and activities, this encyclopedia on the weirdest and wackiest games offers a fresh and entertaining read for any audience. • Presents interesting information on a wide variety of culturally significant activities, from the ancient to the ultra-modern • Contains entries that are detailed yet accessible for general readers • Covers British pub games and similar activities in other countries seldom featured in reference books • Frames each entry within a global context • Features a list of Further Reading suggestions

Sports Around the World

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Author: Steck-Vaughn

Publisher: Steck-Vaughn Company

ISBN: 9781419049736

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Soccer around the World: A Cultural Guide to the World's Favorite Sport

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Author: Charles Parrish,John Nauright

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693035

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 6665

Two leading sports authorities explore the culture of soccer around the world, considering the sport as a means to better understand a society's past, present, and future. • Includes both men's and women's soccer • Features lists of winners of World Cups, regional confederations cups, and Olympic Games • Provides sidebars of interesting facts and photos to supplement the text • Offers a multi-disciplinary perspective from across geography, social studies, world cultures, and anthropology

Encyclopedia of World Sport

From Ancient Times to the Present

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Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195131959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 6784

Contains essays concerning various sports or sports topics, from acrobatics to yachting, giving both American and international coverage

Gender and Equestrian Sport

Riding Around the World

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Author: Miriam Adelman,Jorge Knijnik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400768249

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 672

This volume brings together studies from various disciplines of the social sciences and humanities ( anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history and literary theory) that shed light on the equestrian world as a historically gendered and highly dynamic field of contemporary sport and culture. From high level international dressage and jumping, polo and the turf, to the rodeo world of the Americas and popular forms of equestrian sport and culture, we are introduced to a range of issues that are played out at local and global, national and international levels. Students and scholars of gender, culture and sport will find much of interest in this original look at contemporary issues such as “engendered” (women’s and men’s) identities/subjectivities as equestrians, representations of girls, horses and the world of adventure in juvenile fiction; the current “feminization” of particular equestrian activities (and where boys and men stand in relation to this); how broad forms of social inequality and stratification play themselves out within gendered equestrian contexts; men and women and their relation to horses within the framework of current discussions on the relation of animals to humans (which may include not only love and care, but also exploitation and violence), among others. Singular contributions show how equestrian activities contribute to historical and current constructions of embodied “femininities” and “masculinities”, reflecting a world that has been moving “beyond the binaries” while continuing to be enmeshed in their persistent and contradictory legacy. ​

Sports Volunteers Around the Globe

Meaning and Understanding of Volunteering and its Societal Impact

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Author: Kirstin Hallmann,Sheranne Fairley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030023539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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This book provides an overview of perspectives and approaches to the cultural meaning of sport volunteering in different countries. The main objective is to reflect on the diversity of meanings with regard to volunteering in different cultures and societies. Additionally, this book will shed light on volunteering practices and the impact of volunteering from both an economic and a sociological perspective. The book begins with an introductory section that gives an overview of the rationale of the text and the diversity of sport volunteers in general. From there, the book's 25 chapters each discuss a specific country case study provided by researchers from the respective country. These studies provide a comprehensive overview of volunteering in each country, such as motivations of volunteers, satisfaction of volunteers, their perceived cost and benefits, and many other areas related to the overall study. By having twenty-five different countries represented and a native of each country authoring the respective chapters, this book serves as a comprehensive and diverse review of sports volunteering around the world and can be incorporated into courses in economics - particularly those dealing with sports economics - and can also be used as a reference for volunteer organizations and sports economists worldwide.

Sports Business Management

Decision Making Around the Globe

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Author: George Foster,Norman O'Reilly,Antonio Davila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317419294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 520

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Sports Business Management will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the sport industry. With a focus on management, strategy, marketing, and finance, the decision-making approach of the book emphasizes key concepts while translating them into practice. Foster, O’Reilly, and Dávila present a set of modular chapters supported with plenty of examples, mini-cases, and exercises to help students apply the decision-making approach to real-world situations. Covering an international array of sports and organizations – including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, US Major League Baseball, and more – the book also covers unique topics such as diversity in sport, the impact of technology, and social media. Rounding this out, the book provides around 50 Harvard/Stanford cases, along with case notes for instructors. This is an ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of sports business and management, fully supported by a companion website featuring PowerPoint slides, test questions, teaching notes, and other tools for instructors.

Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries

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Author: Robert Crego

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316104

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 4819

Examines the role of sports and games in everyday life around the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Women Warriors around the World

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Author: Christopher R. Matthews,Alex Channon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113743936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 8352

This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

Sports-Based Health Interventions

Case Studies from Around the World

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Author: David Conrad,Alan White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781461459958

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This book captures a broad sample of work from around the world, providing those commissioning and delivering health interventions with both inspiration and practical guidance for setting up sports-based public health projects in their own areas. Using a case study approach, the book has an emphasis on the practical realities of delivering public health work balanced with an overview of current theory, evidence and policy. Sport is increasingly featured in the delivery of public health interventions across the globe, from small scale grassroots projects in local communities to health partnerships with major sporting events on the international stage. The role of sport in public health goes far beyond efforts to promote physical activity; with programmes as diverse as chlamydia screening in Australia and post-emergency psycho-social interventions in areas stricken by conflict and natural disasters. ​

Sport in a Changing World

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Author: Howard L. Nixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317251547

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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In a stressful, turbulent world, sports can be an escape from reality. Yet sport actually mirrors the issues and problems of our world today, bearing the imprint of powerful forces of social change. This book offers a sociological perspective for seeing and understanding the place of sport in society and how it is affected by big business and by demographic, cultural, organizational, economic, political, and technological change. Nixon's main focus is "big-time" commercialized and corporate sport, from Little League Baseball, Inc. to youth club sports, high school and college athletics, and professional and Olympic sports. He writes vividly of the making and unmaking of heroes and celebrities. Throughout he shows how the combined influence of networks of major sports organizations, media corporations, and corporate sponsors is shaping sport around the world.

The Global Economics of Sport

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Author: Chris Gratton,Dongfeng Liu,Girish Ramchandani,Darryl Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 9793

Sport has become a global business. There is no corner of the Earth that isn't reached by coverage of global sporting mega-events such as the Olympics or the World Cup, events managed by international governing bodies such as the IOC and FIFA that operate like major international businesses. Companies such as Nike now design, produce, distribute and market their products across every continent, while an increasingly important part of every country's sport market is now international in terms of its influences and opportunities. This book is the first to examine the economics of contemporary sport using the global market as the primary unit of analysis. Starting with a survey of the changing nature of the sports market over the last hundred years, the book explores the difficulties of measuring the true scale and impact of the global sports economy, employing a wealth of empirical data to define and analyze the sports market and all its sub-sectors. In doing so, the book draws on case studies from the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. This book is essential reading for any student or professional with an interest in the economics of sport.

Global Media Sport

Flows, Forms and Futures

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Author: David Rowe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 184966675X

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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How has globalization impacted on sports media? What are the economic ramifications? And what is the future of sports media? In order to answer these questions, this book investigates the constituents, dimensions and implications of the flows of media sport from the Global West to the Global East, and in the reverse direction. At an historical moment when the relative stability of the Western media sport order is under challenge, it analyses a range of key structures, practices and issues whose ramifications extend far beyond the fields of play and national contexts in which sport events take place. The book will appraise and analyse the state of sports television, rise of new sports media, emergence of hybrid sport cultural forms, eruption of sport-related political controversies, scandals and power struggles, mutations of forms of global sport fandom, and projections of the future of global media sport. In bringing together the latest research from across a number of disciplines, this book offers an exciting contribution to the emerging field of global sports media.