The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory

Author: Karl Spracklen,Brett Lashua,Erin Sharpe,Spencer Swain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137564792

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 936

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This is the first handbook devoted entirely to leisure theory, charting the history and philosophy of leisure, theories in religion and culture, and rational theories of leisure in the Western philosophical tradition, as well as a range of socio-cultural theories from thinkers such as Adorno, Bauman, Weber and Marx. Drawing on contributions from experts in leisure studies from around the world, the four sections cover: traditional theories of leisure; rational theories of leisure; structural theories of leisure; and post-structural theories of leisure. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory is essential reading for students and scholars working in leisure studies, social theory as well as those working on the problem of leisure in the wider humanities and social sciences.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education

Author: Louise Mansfield,Jayne Caudwell,Belinda Wheaton,Beccy Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137533188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 888

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This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations

Author: David Horton Smith,Robert A. Stebbins,Jurgen Grotz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137263172

Category: Social Science

Page: 1144

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Written by over 200 leading experts from over seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. The first handbook on the subject to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in its authorship, it represents a major milestone for the discipline. Each chapter follows a rigorous theoretical structure examining definitions, historical background, key analytical issues, usable knowledge, and future trends and required research. The nine parts of the handbook cover the historical and conceptual background of the discipline; special types of volunteering; the major activity areas of volunteering and associations; influences on volunteering and association participation; the internal structures of associations; the internal processes of associations; the external environments of associations; the scope and impacts of volunteering and associations; and conclusions and future prospects. This handbook provides an essential reference work for third-sector research and practice, including a valuable glossary of terms defining over eighty key concepts. Sponsored by the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations (ICSERA; www.icsera.org), it will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners, and helps to define the emergent academic discipline of voluntaristics.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Sociology in Britain

Author: J. Holmwood,J. Scott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318864

Category: Social Science

Page: 631

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Leading sociologists outline the historical development of the discipline in Britain and document its continuing influence in this essential and comprehensive reference work. Spanning the Scottish enlightenment of the 18th century to the present day this Handbook maps the discipline and the British contribution.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research

Author: E. Waterton,S. Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729356X

Category: History

Page: 586

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This book explores heritage from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines and in doing so provides a distinctive and deeply relevant survey of the field as it is currently researched, understood and practiced around the world.
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The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

It's a Mad World

Author: Jeff Birkenstein,Anna Froula,Karen Randell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850387

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."
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Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012

Author: D. Chatziefstathiou,I. Henry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 305

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This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.
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Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics

Volume 2: Applied Econometrics

Author: Terence C. Mills,Kerry Patterson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1424

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Palgrave Handbooks of Econometrics comprises 'landmark' essays by the world's leading scholars and provides authoritative guidance in key areas of econometrics. With definitive contributions on the subject, the Handbook is an essential source for reference for professional econometricians, economists, researchers and students. Following the successful Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics: Volume 1, this second volume brings together leading academics working in econometrics today and explores applied econometrics. Volume 2 contains contributions on subjects including growth/development econometrics, computing, microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, spatial and urban economics and international economics.
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Qualitative Research for Physical Culture

Author: P. Markula,M. Silk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230305636

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This book provides a guide to qualitative research methods in the multidisciplinary field of physical culture. Developing an approach based on the '7 Ps' of research, this text navigates a pathway through the research process that will be invaluable as a teaching tool and to experienced and inexperienced researchers alike.
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