Exploring the World of Sports

Linking Fiction to Nonfiction

Author: Phyllis J. Perry

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781563085703

Category: Education

Page: 133

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This book links popular fiction titles on the topic of sports to related nonfiction titles that will fascinate young readers and build their knowledge across the curriculum. Chapters on baseball, basketball, football, soccer, swimming, and track list fiction and nonfiction materials, as well as "bridge books" that combine elements of both and help students make the transition from fiction to expository text. Suggestions for discussion starters, multidisciplinary activities, and topics for further research are also provided.
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Learning culture through sports

exploring the role of sports in society

Author: Sandra Spickard Prettyman,Brian Lampman

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: 9781578863792

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This book provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. In this text, authors take up the challenges faced by sport in our world, especially as it relates to the lives of young people, providing multiple perspectives on the issues, problems, and possibilities of sport in contemporary American society.
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Under the Lights

Exploring the Secrets of a Sports Stadium

Author: Tammy Enz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 142963376X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Explores the behind-the-scenes places of a sports stadium"--Provided by publisher.
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Sport and Health

Exploring the Current State of Play

Author: Daniel Parnell,Peter Krustrup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351970143

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool. Featuring contributions from the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Australia, it sheds new light on an emerging field of research which has significant implications for public health across the globe. Each chapter looks at the effectiveness of sport interventions across the lifespan for biological, psychological and social benefits, including those that utilise a settings-based approach to health promotion such as schools and professional sport clubs. Drawing on cutting-edge research which examines policy and practice at community and elite levels, this book addresses key topics such as education, engaging children and young adults, mental health, sport sponsorship and volunteering. Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play is important reading for all students, scholars and policy makers with an interest in the sociology of sport, physical activity and public health.
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The ESPN Effect

Exploring the Worldwide Leader in Sports

Author: Adam C. Earnheardt

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433126017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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ESPN has grown from a start-up cable network in a small Connecticut town to a $50 billion global enterprise. For the past 35 years, ESPN - along with its sister networks - has been the preeminent source for sports for millions around the globe. Its 24-hour coverage of sports news and programming has cultivated generations of sports consumers, utilizing multiple ESPN platforms for news and entertainment. The pervasiveness of the company's branded content has influenced how sports fans think and feel about the people who play and control these games. In "The ESPN Effect, " leading sports media scholars examine ESPN and its impact on culture, sports journalism, audience, and the business of sports media. The final part of the book considers the future of ESPN, beginning with an interview with Chris LaPlaca, ESPN senior vice president. As the first academic text dedicated to the self-proclaimed -worldwide leader in sports-, this book contributes to the growth of sports media research and provides a starting point for scholars examining the present and future impact of ESPN."
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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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Exploring the World of Biology

From Mushrooms to Complex Life Forms

Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890515522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 153

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THE NEWEST BOOK IN OUR EXPLORING SERIES, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BIOLOGY IS A FACINATING LOOK AT LIFE - FROM THE SMALLEST PROTEINS AND SPORES, TO THE COMPLEX LIFE SYSTEMS OF HUMANS AND ANIMALS.
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Strategic Sport Communication

Author: Paul Mark Pedersen,Kimberly S. Miloch,Pamela C. Laucella

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736065245

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 396

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This is an introduction to the wide-ranging world of sport communication, integral to the successful management, marketing, and operation of sport organisations at all levels. The text outlines the full breadth of the communication industry, including the many professional careers available to students and practitioners.
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Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture

Author: Lu Wang, Cheng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522532218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Every company wants their business to have a strong, loyal following, but achieving this feat can be a challenge. Examining the growth of fandom popularity in modern culture can provide insights into consumer trends and patterns. Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture is an innovative scholarly resource that offers an in-depth discussion on the soaring popularity of fan communities and how these followers serve a larger purpose in a consumer-driven society. Highlighting applicable topics that include brand loyalty, fan perceptions, social media, and virtual realities, this publication is ideal for business managers, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are interested in learning more about how fan behavior can impact the economic environment.
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Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization Exploring the Fandemonium

Author: Adam C. Earnheardt,Paul M. Haridakis,Barbara S. Hugenberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739146238

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 301

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Identity and socialization among sports fans are burgeoning areas of study among a growing cadre of scholars in the social sciences and beyond. Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization, edited by Adam C. Earnheardt, Paul Haridakis, and Barbara Hugenberg, is an eclectic collection of new studies from accomplished and emerging scholars in the fields of communication, business, geography, kinesiology, psychology, and more, who employ a wide range of methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, and critical analyses.
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