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

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

World Sports: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

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Author: Maylon Hanold

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"

Routledge Companion to Sports History

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Author: S. W. Pope,John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135978123

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

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The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

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Author: Tim Chandler,Mike Cronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113473588X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Making Sense of Sports

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Author: Ernest Cashmore

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415348544

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.

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

Mind Fist

The Asian Art of the Ninja Masters

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Author: Haha Lung

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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The author of more than a dozen martial arts books, including Mind Penetration, reveals the secret to releasing the raw, untapped power of the “sleeping tiger” within us all. Inside every human is a “sleeping tiger”—an extraordinary power that, once harnessed, can repel even the most powerful of aggressors. In this masterful book, Dr. Haha Lung draws on the psychological origins of ancient Chinese philosophies and the fist-fighting traditions of Chinese kung fu to introduce the Mind Fist—the mental punch enemies never see coming. Unlocking this ancient skill, Mind Fist teaches readers everything from nonviolent counterattacks to devastating martial arts techniques as well as: Mental and physical exercises to strengthen the mind and body The ancient Indian origins of Chinese kung fu The ways of bullies and aggressors How to prevent violence using Zhenkin, the Art of Control Three kinds of force you can draw upon to win a physical battle How fear can be turned into focus “Ghost” strikes and takedowns And secrets of moshuh nanren, the Chinese ninja!