Serious Sport

J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport

Author: J. A. Mangan,Scott A. G. M. Crawford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714655697

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

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Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

Swim, Bike, Run, Laugh!

A Lighthearted Look at the Serious Sport of Triathlon and the Ironman Experience

Author: Dan Madson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420845228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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The Best of the Old West is a rollicking tale of frontier justice. Set in the period just before the American Civil War, the story follows one lawman's quest for justice across the breadth of a new nation. This period is little-known for anything except the details of the war. What is rarely shown, though, is the vibrancy of a young nation just coming into its prime. The story is a lavish illustration of that pulsing life, contrasting the stark reality of the frontier with the elegance and society of the settled East. Set against this panorama is a story of love, duty, adventure and romance which speaks to anyone who has ever been in love, or is still hoping to find it.

Sport Tourism

Author: Heather J. Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136875603

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and anthropology (the socio-cultural perspective), sport and tourism studies, and business studies. One of the dangers of a new area of study is that the body of knowledge is built on a range of seemingly unrelated studies. By grounding work in a theoretical perspective, future work can be linked to, and contribute to building a cohesive understanding of various aspects of sport tourism. This book is an edited collection written by some of the top scholars working in a particular domain throughout the world, providing a compendium of theories and concepts that can be used to frame research on various aspects of sport tourism. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in Society.

Festival and Event Management in Nordic Countries

Author: Tommy D. Andersson,Donald Getz,Reidar Johan Mykletun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317977904

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 1692

This book on events-related research marks a watershed in the development of a "Nordic School" of festival and event research. Each of the chapters presents a new and interesting approach to the study of events, in terms of methods, perspectives or content. It is mostly rooted in management theory but also incorporating other perspectives that enhance our understanding of the phenomena. Implications for real-world applications in tourism, hospitality, and community development are also at the fore. The scholarship is comprehensive, not focused on only tourism or economic aspects. Management theory, including stakeholder management, social networks, and institutionalization processes is being applied. Attention is being given to the multiple roles festivals and events play in society, and to evaluation of their worth and impacts. Innovative methods are being developed to examine event experiences, innovation processes, and success factors. There is now a critical mass of scholars in the Nordic countries that share a strong interest in event studies, and they are engaged in collaborative research, making it an appealing and innovative region for other event students and researchers to visit. It can be expected that the Nordic school will take an increasingly important place in the development of event studies, which is now truly global in terms of scholarship and university degree programs. This book was originally published as a special issue of Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.


Serious about Your Sport

Author: Nic Newell,Dan Cross,Tommaso Bernabei

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781847737816

Category: Physical fitness

Page: 160

View: 3396

If you want to get serious about your sport, this practical guide to swimming techniques and training exercises will help you get better and fitter.

Serious Training for Endurance Athletes

Author: Rob Sleamaker,Ray Browning

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780873226448

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 8610

SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, coaches, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, schedule, execute, and monitor training programs for top results. Rob Sleamaker joins with Ray Browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly popular earlier edition. You'll learn to: - set up and manage your personalized training schedule; - use the S-E-R-I-O-U-S system of training--Speed, Endurance, Race-pace, Intervals, Overdistance, Up-hill Intervals, Strength; - add variety to your workouts; - develop a winning nutritional program; - prepare mentally for races; and - stay motivated to train and win. The authors share their expertise in a fun and informative way, drawing from their own experiences as champions. Plus, the book features the latest training advice for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rowing, cross-country skiing, cross training, duathlons, and triathlons. SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes is your guide to high-level fitness and performance.


Serious About Your Sport

Author: Adam Dickson,Tommaso Bernabei,Paul Cowcher,Remmert Wielinga

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847739957

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

View: 9206

One day, a small, round, hairy thing fell from a tree . . . and landed right in front of Elephant. "What's this?" Elephant rumbled, picking it up with his trunk. He hoped it was a tasty treat, but he was disappointed. "A coconut? Yuck! I don't like coconuts!" A case of mistaken identity is sweeping the jungle . . . but can Mumma Monkey catch up with the mysterious flying fruit? And why is she so attached to it anyway?

Anti-Sport Sentiments in Literature

Batting for the Opposition

Author: John Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134100485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 547

This book draws on literature, specifically on the writings of selected novelists and poets to widen an existing anti-sport discourse to include hitherto excluded voices from the world of literature. The book commences with a review of exiting pro- and anti-sport discourses and then proceeds to examine, in turn, the written works of five eminent authors, excavating from their writings their anti-sports rhetorics. These writers are Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), Charles Hamilton Sorley, Jerome K. Jerome, John Betjeman and Alan Sillitoe. In its conclusion, the book draws together the broad themes discussed in the preceding chapters. Innovative in its approach to sport and literature and remarkable for its not having been previously explored in any depth, this book will be of interest to readers from both social sciences and humanities backgrounds.

Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization

European and North American Perspectives

Author: Alan Bairner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791449110

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 993

Explores the relationship between sport and national identities within the context of globalization in the modern era.

The Government and Politics of Sport (RLE Sports Studies)

Author: Barrie Houlihan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680995

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7507

When originally published in 1991 this was the first book to tackle the UK policy process of sport and to provide a political science analysis of some of the key issues facing sports administrators today. The volume identifies the parties involved: central government, local government, the Sports Council, the Central Council of Physical Recreation, and the individual sports governing bodies. It examines their effect on sport’s policy and administration through an analysis of three important current sport issues – football hooliganism, drug abuse among athletes and sport opportunities and facilities for school children.

Women's Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author: Nadya Swedan

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0834217317

Category: Medical

Page: 398

View: 6638

This book is a comprehensive interdisciplinary reference for women's sports medicine. It avoids a medical bias and instead focuses on prevention, rehabilitation, and wellness. It provides an introduction to women's sport participation, discusses athletic women across the life span, details injury management issues by anatomical region, and emphasizes the importance of health and wellness. Women's Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is full of original research, epidemiological and physiological information, differential diagnoses, treatment algorithms, practical and effective rehabilitation techniques, and case studies. This resource is a must-have for all health care professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of athletic injuries in women.

Sport and Spirituality

An Introduction

Author: Jim Parry,Simon Robinson,Nick Watson,Mark Nesti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134136811

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 6779

Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport – be it described as ‘flow’, ‘transcendence’ or the discovery of meaning and value – is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success. Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: Spirituality in the postmodern era Spirituality, health and well-being Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual Nature and transcendence – the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport Applied sport psychology and the existential Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game The Olympic Games and de Coubertin’s ideas of the ‘religio athletae’. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.

Sport and Violence

A Critical Examination of Sport

Author: Lynn Marie Jamieson,Thomas J. Orr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750684054

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

View: 8887

Sport and Violence takes a critical look at the culture of 'sports rage' and aggression in the sporting industry, covering ethical, historical and sociological causes and impacts. It examines international examples of sport violence, including: the father of a tennis competitor placing a drug in the drinks of her competitors; a player's neck broken after being attacked from behind by an opponent in an NHL game; hooliganism in international soccer and more. The book not only attempts to explain how and why such violence originates, it examines its impact on society outside sport and suggests potential remedies for the problem. This book: Examines the culture of violence that permeates and surrounds sport, including the sociological causes of that violence, and what can be done to mitigate them Features an international perspective with examples of sport violence from throughout the world Offers a historical view on the evolution of violence in sport Its up-to-date and in-depth coverage of a controversial issue makes this book a valuable asset to both sports students and professionals working in sports management.

Philosophy of the Arts

An Introduction to Aesthetics

Author: Gordon Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134563671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 9072

A new edition of this bestselling introduction to aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Includes new sections on digital music and environmental aesthetics. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated.

Sport, Fun and Enjoyment

An Embodied Approach

Author: Ian Wellard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136178791

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 8712

Sport, Fun and Enjoyment explores the pleasurable aspects of sport within the context of everyday recreational and competitive physical activities. While much recent work has focused on the relationships between physical activity, health and wellbeing, much less attention has been paid to pleasure and fun, key aspects of our engagement with sport but not so easy to measure in terms of specific outcomes. By offering a critical exploration of what can be constituted as ‘fun’ in a sporting context, this book reveals the complex ways in which individuals approach sport and engage with it throughout the life course. The book considers the importance of pleasure and fun as a factor in our initial, formative experiences of sport activity, and as a factor in participation and continued participation. It explores the nature of fun as an embodied experience which incorporates a multitude of social, psychological and physiological components, and as a subjective experience which cannot be fully explained through simplistic binary formulations of pleasure and pain. Drawing on a wide research literature and original empirical research with children and adults, the book outlines a new theoretical framework for thinking about pleasure and fun in sport, highlighting the contrasting ways in which sport and physical activity is experienced and the interplay between individual and social contexts. Sport, Fun and Enjoyment is important reading for anybody with an interest in physical education, youth sport, the sociology of sport, physical activity and health, sport development or sport policy.

Sociological Aspects of Modern Sports

Author: Helmut Digel

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841263575

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

View: 5452

The book deals with the Sociological Aspects of Modern Sports and features articles on social change and sports development

Hawai'i Sports

History, Facts, and Statistics

Author: Dan Cisco

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824821210

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 651

View: 4907

Traces the history of Hawaiian sports and lists local records