Handbook of Sports and Media

Author: Arthur A. Raney,Jennings Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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This distinctive Handbook covers the breadth of sports and media scholarship, one of the up-and-coming topics bridging media entertainment, sports management, and popular culture. Organized into historical, institutional, spectator, and critical studies perspectives, this volume brings together the work of many researchers into one quintessential volume, defining the full scope of the subject area. Editors Arthur Raney and Jennings Bryant have recruited contributors from around the world to identify and synthesize the research representing numerous facets of the sports-media relationship. As a unique collection on a very timely topic, the volume offers chapters examining the development of sports media; production, coverage, and economics of sports media; sports media audiences; sports promotion; and race and gender issues in sports and media. Unique in its orientation and breadth, the Handbook of Sports and Media is destined to play a major role in the future development of this fast-growing area of study. It is a must-have work for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in media entertainment, media psychology, mass media/mass communication, sports marketing and management, popular communication, popular culture, and cultural studies.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics Volume 2

Economics Through Sports

Author: Leo H. Kahane,Stephen Shmanske

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195387783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Shmanske and Kahane have organized over 50 essays from prominent Sports Economists into two volumes around two related themes. This second volume explains how sports helps economics via quality data used to test a variety of economic theories.
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Sport Studies

Author: Barbara Bell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455785

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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"A comprehensive, useful and informative practical book that draws from a range of disciplines. In particular, the learning activities provides some useful group and reflective discussions." - Heather Allison, London Metropolitan University "This book supports our year undergraduate students. The case studies and links with UK programmes provides relevant information to discuss and investigate. Easily accessible." - Emerick Kaitell, Roehampton University This is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for students on sport studies courses. It brings together perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines, especially sociology, history and philosophy, with detailed information on the key political, legal, economic and vocational issues relating to sport. Written specifically for students based in the UK, the text examines the full range of topics relevant to sport studies and is fully supported with learning activities, suggestions for further study, and guidance on how to progress and succeed in the subject.
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Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Author: Barbara Humberstone,Heather Prince,Karla A. Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317666526

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 530

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The ‘outdoors’ is a physical and ideological space in which people engage with their environment, but it is also an important vehicle for learning and for leisure. The Routledge Handbook of Outdoor Studies is the first book to attempt to define and survey the multi-disciplinary set of approaches that constitute the broad field of outdoor studies, including outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure education, environmental studies, physical culture studies and leisure studies. It reflects upon the often haphazard development of outdoor studies as a discipline, critically assesses current knowledge in outdoor studies, and identifies further opportunities for future research in this area. With a broader sweep than any other book yet published on the topic, this handbook traces the philosophical and conceptual contours of the discipline, as well as exploring key contemporary topics and debates, and identifying important issues in education and professional practice. It examines the cultural, social and political contexts in which people experience the outdoors, including perspectives on outdoor studies from a wide range of countries, providing the perfect foundation for any student, researcher, educator or outdoors practitioner looking to deepen their professional knowledge of the outdoors and our engagement with the world around us.
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Handbook of Asian American Psychology

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,Arpana G. Inman,Angela Ebreo,Lawrence Hsin Yang,Lisa Kinoshita,Michi Fu

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412924672

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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The Second Edition of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology fills a fundamental gap in the Asian American literature by addressing the full spectrum of methodological, substantive, and theoretical areas related to Asian American Psychology. This new edition provides important scholarly contributions by a new generation of researchers that address the shifts in contemporary issues for Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S.
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Handbook of Sport Psychology

Author: Gershon Tenenbaum,Robert C. Eklund

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470068243

Category: Psychology

Page: 938

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Endorsed by the International Society of Sport Psychology, this classic reference draws on an international roster of experts and scholars in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this thorough, well-rounded, and accessible volume. It is completely updated to reflect the latest research and is an indispensable resource for any student or professional interested in the field of sport psychology.
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Profiles of People in Power

The World's Government Leaders

Author: Roger East,Richard J. Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317639391

Category: Reference

Page: 656

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This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles. Each country section contains: * A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head of state, the head of government and the legislature * Lists of the most recent heads of state and head of government, with dates of office * Biographical profiles of current head of state and government, and other recent incumbents of these positions who remain significant and active political leaders * A photographic section of a selection of the world's key political leaders * A full index by name, date of taking office, and source of authority.
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International Handbook of Universities 2009

20th Edition

Author: International Association of Universities

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403992598

Category: Reference

Page: 5000

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This is book is the most comprehensive guide to university-level education worldwide, providing detailed information on higher education institutions that offer at least a graduate degree or a four-year professional diploma. This edition includes single-user access to World Higher Education Database Online. It includes over 12,000 institutions in 183 countries listed alphabetically, including a breakdown by private and public institutions where available. Also new to this is edition is the inclusion of information on Educational Systems for each country. Information for this book is selected according to official sources in each country and collated by the International Association of Universities/UNESCO Information Centre on Higher Education. This edition includes: For institutions: Contact details for every institution: name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail, website Historical background, special facilities and publications Degrees and diplomas offered at each level of study Key personnel, including principal academic and administrative officers Description of faculties, schools and departments Valuable information on academic year, admission requirements and tuition fees Academic staff and student numbers For education systems: Quick description of the higher education system of each country Stages of studies as well as information on distance education Admission criteria, including information for foreign students Quality assurance and recognition systems Contact details for national bodies
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The Rise of the Image

Essays on the History of the Illustrated Art Book

Author: Thomas Frangenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351540912

Category: Design

Page: 290

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The Rise of the Image reveals how illustrations have come to play a primary part in books on art and architecture. Italian Renaissance art is the main focus for this anthology of essays which analyse key episodes in the history of illustration from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The authors raise new issues about the imagery in books on the visual arts by Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Vasari, Sebastiano Serlio, Andrea Palladio, Girolamo Teti and Andrea Pozzo. The concluding essays evaluate the roles of reproductive media, including photography, in Victorian and twentieth-century art books. Throughout, images in books are considered as vehicles for ideas rather than as transparent, passive visual forms, dependent on their accompanying texts. Thus The Rise of the Image enriches our understanding of the role of prints in books on art.
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The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
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Handbook for Evaluating Infrastructure Regulatory Systems

Author: Ashley C. Brown,Jon Stern,Bernard William Tenenbaum,Defne Gencer

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821365800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

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More than 200 new infrastructure regulators have been created around the world in the last 15 years. They were established to encourage clear and sustainable long-term economic and legal commitments by governments and investors to encourage new investment to benefit existing and new customers. There is now considerable evidence that both investors and consumers-the two groups that were supposed to have benefited from these new regulatory systems-have often been disappointed with their performance. The fundamental premise of this book is that regulatory systems can be successfully reformed only if there are independent, objective and public evaluations of their performance. Just as one goes to a medical doctor for a regular health checkup, it is clear that infrastructure regulation would also benefit from periodic checkups. This book provides a general framework as well as detailed practical guidance on how to perform such "regulatory checkups."
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Handbook of PTSD, Second Edition

Science and Practice

Author: Matthew J. Friedman,Terence M. Keane,Patricia A. Resick

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462525490

Category: Psychology

Page: 718

View: 8497

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together foremost authorities on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Diagnostic, conceptual, and treatment issues are reviewed in depth. The volume examines the causes and mechanisms of PTSD on multiple levels, from psychological processes to genes and neurobiology. Risk and resilience processes are addressed across development and in specific populations. Contributors describe evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches as well as promising emerging interventions. The integrative concluding chapter identifies key unanswered questions with important implications for science and practice. New to This Edition *Reflects major research advances and the new diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapters on the dissociative subtype of PTSD, child assessment, couple and family therapies, and group treatments. *Chapters on research methods, Internet-based interventions, telemental health, and implementation of best practices. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.
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Watersheds

A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water

Author: N.A

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552093306

Category: Science

Page: 152

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Outlines the water cycle and other natural cycles that affect the water supply, the causes and consequences of various types of pollution, and related topics, and suggests methods of countering potential problems.
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Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology

Author: Klaus Krippendorff

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506395643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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What matters in people’s social lives? What motivates and inspires our society? How do we enact what we know? Since the first edition published in 1980, Content Analysis has helped shape and define the field. In the highly anticipated Fourth Edition, award-winning scholar and author Klaus Krippendorff introduces you to the most current method of analyzing the textual fabric of contemporary society. Students and scholars will learn to treat data not as physical events but as communications that are created and disseminated to be seen, read, interpreted, enacted, and reflected upon according to the meanings they have for their recipients. Interpreting communications as texts in the contexts of their social uses distinguishes content analysis from other empirical methods of inquiry. Organized into three parts, Content Analysis first examines the conceptual aspects of content analysis, then discusses components such as unitizing and sampling, and concludes by showing readers how to trace the analytical paths and apply evaluative techniques. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to offer you the most current techniques and research on content analysis, including new information on reliability and social media. You will also gain practical advice and experience for teaching academic and commercial researchers how to conduct content analysis.
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Handbook of PTSD, Second Edition

Science and Practice

Author: Matthew J. Friedman,Terence M. Keane,Patricia A. Resick

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462516289

Category: Psychology

Page: 718

View: 9571

Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together foremost authorities on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Diagnostic, conceptual, and treatment issues are reviewed in depth. The volume examines the causes and mechanisms of PTSD on multiple levels, from psychological processes to genes and neurobiology. Risk and resilience processes are addressed across development and in specific populations. Contributors describe evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches as well as promising emerging interventions. The integrative concluding chapter identifies key unanswered questions with important implications for science and practice. New to This Edition *Reflects major research advances and the new diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapters on the dissociative subtype of PTSD, child assessment, couple and family therapies, and group treatments. *Chapters on research methods, Internet-based interventions, telemental health, and implementation of best practices. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.
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General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Author: N.A

Publisher: USCCB Publishing

ISBN: 9781574555431

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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From USCCB Publishing, this revision of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) seeks to promote more conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful in the mystery of the Eucharist. While the Missale Romanum contains the rite and prayers for Mass, the GIRM provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass as well as other information related to the Mass.
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Handbook of Obesity

Clinical Applications

Author: George A. Bray,Claude Bouchard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824758625

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 9948

With rates of obesity soaring to epidemic proportions, this reference strives to unearth new treatment regimens and pharmaceuticals for the prevention and treatment of obesity. Offering the latest recommendations and research from the most respected leaders in the field, the Second Edition compiles the most noteworthy studies on the evaluation and management of obese patients.
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Understanding Physical Education

Author: Ken Green

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902940

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 7942

`This book will prove an invaluable resource for students wanting to engage with any or all of the issues covered, and who need to get an authoritative 'quick fix' on particular fields of research. It's thorough, contemporary in its choice of issues and comprehensive in its coverage of them. The author is to be congratulated on making a very thoughtful and important contribution to the literature in PE' - Professor John Evans, Loughborough University, UK. This easy-to-use introduction explores all of the contemporary issues and enduring themes in physical education, focusing on the United Kingdom but incorporating a global dimension. The wide range of topics covered include: o the requirements of National Curriculum Physical Education o the current 'state' of physical education o the relationship between physical education and sport o extra-curricular physical education o lifelong participation in sport and physical activity o assessment and examinations in physical education o social class, gender, ethnicity and inclusion in relation to physical education o teacher training and continuing professional development. This book is an essential read for anyone embarking upon an undergraduate or postgraduate course in physical education.
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Getting the Buggers to Behave

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472909232

Category: Education

Page: 272

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THE MUST-HAVE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT BIBLE "Show the students the can of dog food, open it up and then eat from it. Offer it round the class to see if anyone else will have a taste..."* This is just one of Sue Cowley's infamous ways of captivating your students, seizing control and getting those buggers to behave! *(WARNING: Make sure you read the crucial preparation advice before putting this idea into practice!) Now in its fifth edition, Getting the Buggers to Behave remains a firm favourite with trainees, newly qualified teachers and experienced staff alike. The advice ranges from the basics of behaviour management to 'how to deal with the class from hell' and is applicable whether you are working in the early years, primary, secondary or further education with level specific examples in every chapter. The book covers preparing for your first meeting with a new group of students, developing your individual teaching style, creating a positive learning environment and working in really challenging schools. Sue is famed for the practical, honest and realistic nature of her advice, and all her ideas include case studies and anecdotes based on her years of experience working as a teacher and the stories and problems she has advised on 'agony aunt' style, for teachers of all levels. In this brand new edition, Sue takes a detailed look at the use of incentives for managing behaviour, how to implement a restorative justice approach in order to change children's behaviour and also identifies the ten most common forms of misbehaviour and how to deal with them. So, if your 2 year olds are ignoring you, your Year 11s are unmanageable, your tutor group is running riot or that unmentionable 9 year old is driving you round the bend then this is the book for you!
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Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice

Improving Performance Through Reward

Author: Michael Armstrong

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Reward management deals with the strategies, policies and processes required to ensure that the value of people and the contribution they make to achieving organizational, departmental and team goals is recognized and rewarded. Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice is the definitive guide to understanding, developing and implementing effective reward systems. It is aimed at HR practitioners involved in employee reward, and at students who need to understand the importance of reward and how it can be successfully applied across organizations. Updated to reflect the practical implications of the most recent research and discussion on reward management, this edition includes new case studies and chapters on evidence-based reward management, reward risk management and ethical approaches to reward management. This authoritative and engaging book is accompanied by extensive online resources, including PowerPoint slides and notes for tutors, and exercises to help students to test their learning. It is also closely aligned to the CIPD's standards in Reward Management, making it an ideal companion for both practitioners and students undertaking a professional qualification.
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