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The Anatomy of Competition in Sports

The Anatomy of Competition in Sports Author Christopher B. Doob
ISBN-10 9781442250611
Release 2015-06-17
Pages 314
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This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport, for individuals competing to join a pro league, and the pros themselves meeting the various challenges of their career.


Taboo Author Jon Entine
ISBN-10 9780786724505
Release 2008-08-05
Pages 352
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In virtually every sport in which they are given opportunity to compete, people of African descent dominate. East Africans own every distance running record. Professional sports in the Americas are dominated by men and women of West African descent. Why have blacks come to dominate sports? Are they somehow physically better? And why are we so uncomfortable when we discuss this? Drawing on the latest scientific research, journalist Jon Entine makes an irrefutable case for black athletic superiority. We learn how scientists have used numerous, bogus "scientific" methods to prove that blacks were either more or less superior physically, and how racist scientists have often equated physical prowess with intellectual deficiency. Entine recalls the long, hard road to integration, both on the field and in society. And he shows why it isn't just being black that matters—it makes a huge difference as to where in Africa your ancestors are from.Equal parts sports, science and examination of why this topic is so sensitive, Taboois a book that will spark national debate.

Hockey Night in Dixie

Hockey Night in Dixie Author Jon C. Stott
ISBN-10 1894974212
Release 2006
Pages 220
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During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces, New England and the Midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Dallas, Charlotte, Norfolk and Oklahoma City, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Augusta hosted teams. Over an 18-year period, minor-league hockey was played in 72 different southern cities, and at one point there were more minor-league teams in Texas than in all of Canada, making Texas the place where many players learned their hockey skills. Hockey Night in Dixie examines this phenomenon with an historical overview of the period, including interviews with people involved in the founding and early years of each of the 13 leagues. There are also in-depth portraits of four teams, one from each of the four lower minor leagues that played during the 2005-06 season. These portraits feature interviews with owners, coaches, players, officials, fans and reporters. Amply illustrated with photographs, Hockey Night in Dixie paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary development in minor-league sports.

How We Can Save Sports

How We Can Save Sports Author Ken Reed
ISBN-10 9781442242654
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 220
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From disturbing new research on concussions to publicly-financed stadiums that benefit wealthy team owners, Ken Reed argues that much of our sports culture is broken, driven by win-at-all-costs and profit-at-all-costs values and policies. Reed outlines the most pressing challenges in sports today and offers practical solutions for change.

Playing Tough

Playing Tough Author Roger I. Abrams
ISBN-10 9781555537531
Release 2013
Pages 258
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A history of the interplay of sports and politics around the world

The Mental Game Of Baseball

The Mental Game Of Baseball Author H. A. Dorfman
ISBN-10 9781888698541
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 360
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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peack performance at every level of the game.

Latinos in U S Sport Google

Latinos in U S Sport Google Author
ISBN-10 9781450411165
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Latinos in U S Sport Google has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Latinos in U S Sport Google also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Latinos in U S Sport Google book for free.

Sport Policy in Canada

Sport Policy in Canada Author Lucie Thibault
ISBN-10 9780776620954
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 435
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The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012.

Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U S Society

Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U S  Society Author Christopher Doob
ISBN-10 9781317344216
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 408
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Social Inequality – examining our present while understanding our past. Social Inequality and Social Statification in US Society, 1st edition uses a historical and conceptual framework to explain social stratification and social inequality. The historical scope gives context to each issue discussed and allows the reader to understand how each topic has evolved over the course of American history. The authors use qualitative data to help explain socioeconomic issues and connect related topics. Each chapter examines major concepts, so readers can see how an individual’s success in stratified settings often relies heavily on their access to valued resources–types of capital which involve finances, schooling, social networking, and cultural competence. Analyzing the impact of capital types throughout the text helps map out the prospects for individuals, families, and also classes to maintain or alter their position in social-stratification systems. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Analyze the four major American classes, as well as how race and gender are linked to inequalities in the United States Understand attempts to reduce social inequality Identify major historical events that have influenced current trends Understand how qualitative sources help reveal the inner workings that accompany people’s struggles with the socioeconomic order Recognize the impact of social-stratification systems on individuals and families

Sports Law in Russia

Sports Law in Russia Author Olga Rymkevich
ISBN-10 9041166769
Release 2016
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Sports Law in Russia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sports Law in Russia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sports Law in Russia book for free.

One Goal

One Goal Author Beswick, Bill
ISBN-10 9781450465786
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 232
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Written by Bill Beswick, renowned performance psychologist and mental skills coach with a wealth of experience for elite teams, including the English Premier League and high-profile teams like Manchester United, One Goal is the definitive guide to developing the mindset of a winning soccer team. It offers proven methods for producing team cohesion, flow, and success.

Sport and Women

Sport and Women Author Gertrud Pfister
ISBN-10 9781134578245
Release 2005-07-26
Pages 304
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Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Author David Epstein
ISBN-10 9781617230127
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 352
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A Sports Illustrated senior writer's controversial exploration of the genetic underpinnings of athletic success explores the roles of both biology and training, arguing that nature and training are equally necessary components of athletic achievement while considering such topics as race, gender and genetic testing.

Global Corruption Report Sport

Global Corruption Report  Sport Author Transparency International
ISBN-10 9781317443759
Release 2016-02-05
Pages 372
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Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

The Extra 2

The Extra 2 Author Jonah Keri
ISBN-10 0345517652
Release 2011
Pages 253
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A case study of effective business practices demonstrated by a champion sports organization traces the Tampa Bay Devil Rays takeover by two former Goldman Sachs partners and the subsequent rebranding and executive strategies that rendered the team a model franchise.

Slam Kicks Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game

Slam Kicks  Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game Author Ben Osborne
ISBN-10 0789327007
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 207
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The definitive primer on the world’s most popular shoe: the basketball sneaker. Basketball shoes have a long and storied history both on and off the court. Back in the 1930s, a basketball sneaker was created for straight-up performance. Today, hoops footwear do double duty: they’re designed for and by elite players, but to sneakerheads, how they look is nearly as important as how they perform. SLAM Kicks breaks down the path of the basketball sneaker, from the birth of the very first iconic shoe, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, to the white-hot best-selling cultural-phenomenon Nike Air Jordan sneaker line. This book showcases the hottest basketball kicks over time, throwbacks and new shoes alike, covering each legendary sneaker and its design, the technical advancements found in the shoe, the athletes who made the shoe famous, and the cultural waves the footwear has made off the basketball court. Featured sneakers also include the Adidas Jabbar, the Puma Clyde, the Nike Air Force One, the Reebok Question, the AND1 Tai Chi, the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, and many others. SLAM Kicks: Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game is the perfect gift for basketball-sneaker fans and street-fashion enthusiasts alike.

Race Ethnicity and the American Urban Mainstream

Race  Ethnicity  and the American Urban Mainstream Author Christopher Bates Doob
ISBN-10 0205386245
Release 2004
Pages 248
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Race, Ethnicity, and the American Urban Mainstream uses history, biography, and sociological analysis to examine the achievements and struggles of racial and ethnic groups in American cities. This text is organized around social systems (politics, housing, education, economics, and work) rather than groups or concepts such as prejudice and discrimination. A number of in-depth profiles of minority communities, in cities such as Oakland, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Chicago, help to illustrate major concepts.