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The Anthropology of Sport

The Anthropology of Sport Author Kendall Blanchard
ISBN-10 0897893298
Release 1995
Pages 306
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Analyzes sport from an anthropological perspective that includes cultural evolution, social function, and human expression.



Sport Culture and Society

Sport  Culture and Society Author Grant Jarvie
ISBN-10 0415306477
Release 2006
Pages 414
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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.



The Anthropology of Sport

The Anthropology of Sport Author Susan Brownell
ISBN-10 9780520289017
Release 2017-12-05
Pages 336
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Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy, bet money, perform witchcraft, and ingest substances. Sport is a microcosm of what life is about. The Anthropology of Sport explores how sport both shapes and is shaped by the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Core themes discussed in this book include the body, modernity, nationalism, the state, citizenship, transnationalism, globalization, and gender and sexuality.



The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement

The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement Author Robert R. Sands
ISBN-10 9780739129401
Release 2012
Pages 353
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Explores the relationship between biology and culture within the realms of sports, games and other forms of human competition, delving into the innate motivations behind these activities.



Sport Ethnography

Sport Ethnography Author Robert R. Sands
ISBN-10 0736034374
Release 2002
Pages 171
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" Sport Ethnographyis a complete introduction and resource in the emerging discipline of sport ethnography. Written by Robert R. Sands, PhD, an anthropologist well versed in the use of the ethnographic method in sport, Sport Ethnographyis an all-inclusive guide for anyone interested in the field. Sport Ethnographyincorporates methodological case studies to illustrate field techniques in specific sport situations. Sands relays his real-life experiences in sport ethnography, which include confrontations with “surf Nazis” and becoming a tackling dummy for football players. In addition, the book provides you with multiple reference points that include experiences of others trained in fieldwork who explore triathlons and professional wrestling, go behind the TV camera and inside the dugout, and wrap ankles and windsurf. These insights will allow you to perform sport ethnography with greater cultural accuracy. Ethnographic methods and the fundamentals of fieldwork conveyed through examples of sport ethnography give you a familiarity not found in the sea of other ethnography texts. Sport Ethnographyalso addresses the recent controversy, both in anthropology and other social science fields, on what the data actually mean and how you can use the data that are ultimately collected. Professional ethnography is far more than recording behavior through a video lens or a microphone, catching behavior in a snapshot, or describing it in a notebook; it requires a thorough knowledge of fieldwork. Sport Ethnographyprovides you with this comprehensive understanding by presenting detailed information on -participant observation, -culture shock, -cultural relativism, -establishing rapport, -interviewing, -a contemporary definition of ""culture,"" -interpretation of experience, -analyzing and writing about culture, and -an understanding of ethics. Sport Ethnographyequips you with the proper techniques to perform sport ethnography. Through case studies and captivating life experiences, the author will demonstrate how you can apply these techniques in real settings. Sport ethnography is an exciting and expanding field, and Sport Ethnographyis required reading for anyone interested in this discipline. "



Sport and Modern Social Theorists

Sport and Modern Social Theorists Author R. Giulianotti
ISBN-10 9780230523180
Release 2004-08-03
Pages 252
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Sport and Modern Social Theorists is an innovative and exciting new collection. The chapters are written by leading social analysts of sport from across the world, and examine the contributions of major social theorists towards our critical understanding of modern sport. Social theorists under critical examination include Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Adorno, Gramsci, Habermas, Merton, C.Wright Mills, Goffman, Giddens, Elias, Bourdieu and Foucault. This book will appeal to students and scholars of sport studies, cultural studies, modern social theory, and to social scientists generally.



Sport Governance

Sport Governance Author Neil King
ISBN-10 9781317225645
Release 2016-07-22
Pages 202
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Sport governance has become an increasingly widespread subject for research and teaching in sports studies. This engaging and accessible textbook examines the governance of sport organisations in a changing political, legal, financial and socio-cultural context. It explains how sport organisations are governed, explores the issues and challenges faced by those governing sport today, and looks ahead to how sport can be governed better in the future. Covering sport at all levels, from community organisations and national governing bodies to international organisations such as the IOC and FIFA, this text examines key components of governance, such as legal and regulatory frameworks, stakeholding, performance, compliance and the reform of the non-profit sector in line with corporate governance. This text is also timely given that recent corruption scandals in sport have served to highlight the central importance of good governance in sport. Its nine chapters draw upon more than thirty international case examples across a range of sports including athletics, football, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, rugby, badminton and tennis. With extensive lists of learning activities and resources, original empirical research and insights into the politics of policymaking and implementation, this textbook is essential reading for any course on sport governance, policy, management or development.



Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon

Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon Author Eric Bain-Selbo
ISBN-10 9781472507815
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 184
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Readers are introduced to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches used to understand religion – including sociology, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology – and how they can be used to understand sport as a religious phenomenon. Topics include the formation of powerful communities among fans and the religious experience of the fan, myth, symbols and rituals and the sacrality of sport, and sport and secularization. Case studies are taken from around the world and include the Olympics (ancient and modern), football in the UK, the All Blacks and New Zealand national identity, college football in the American South, and gymnastics. Ideal for classroom use, Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon illuminates the nature of religion through sports phenomena and is a much-needed contribution to the field of religion and popular culture.



Sport in the Soviet Union

Sport in the Soviet Union Author Victor
ISBN-10 9781483155913
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 154
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Sport in the Soviet Union, Second Revised Edition focuses on the development of sports in the Soviet Union, particularly noting the sport programs and contributions of sports organizations in the development of sports in the country. The manuscript first offers information on the historical background of sports in the Soviet Union, including contemporary organizations of Soviet sports and sports for children. The text then discusses various sports played in the country. These include soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis, table tennis, and badminton. The text also underscores the involvement of Soviets in other sports, such as badminton, skating, gymnastics, track and field, hockey, judo, and fencing. The Soviets excelled in more strenuous sports, such as weightlifting, boxing, wrestling, mountaineering, and cycling. The book also notes that Soviets are also interested in water sports, such as water polo, yachting, rowing, canoeing, swimming, and diving. The book also offers information on the medal tally of the Soviet Union in different Olympic Games. The manuscript is a vital reference for readers and sports enthusiasts wanting to explore the development of sports in the Soviet Union.



Sport Identity and Ethnicity

Sport  Identity and Ethnicity Author Jeremy MacClancy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037413088
Release 1996-03-01
Pages 203
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Sport is now a major industry -- and one of increasing importance throughout both the developed and developing world -- but, until now, it has received little serious attention from anthropologists. In this first general book on the anthropology of sport, the contributors look at how different sports are used by a wide variety of peoples to express, manipulate and negotiate their identities, and to challenge the way they are defined by others. Chapters address: -the role played by football teams in colonial Zimbabwe to express locals' autonomy from their British rulers; -the evolution of one of Venice's central festive occasions -- its regatta -- from a ritual of state to a sport of the people; modern and postmodern transformations of polo in Pakistan, its original home -the resolution of problematic aspects of social life in Turkey through wrestling; -the manner by which Catalan nationalists successfully exploited the Barcelona Olympics for their own political ends; and -the controversy between anglers and anti-anglers in Britain. This pioneering volume will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, sport historians and all those interested in this popular subject.



Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory Author Earl Smith
ISBN-10 9780736075725
Release 2010
Pages 239
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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.



Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science Author Murray Griffin
ISBN-10 9781444119732
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 456
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Sport and Exercise Science is a groundbreaking new textbook for first year students.



Sport Policy and Development

Sport Policy and Development Author Daniel Bloyce
ISBN-10 9781134139132
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 224
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Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.



An Introduction to Social Anthropology

An Introduction to Social Anthropology Author Joy Hendry
ISBN-10 9781137431554
Release 2016-04-21
Pages 392
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An Introduction to Social Anthropology opens up the field of social and cultural anthropology, demonstrating its value for building an understanding of the vast diversity of human societies and cultures that make up the world today. Without assuming any prior knowledge, the book gradually leads the reader from some of the discipline's earliest foundational approaches and theories, through the fundamental areas that make up contemporary anthropology. Taking a truly global and holistic view, it includes case studies from far away as well as closer to home, wherever you might be reading it, touching on a range of topics that both divide and connect us, such as family, marriage and religion. This third edition closes with a new chapter discussing the role of social and cultural anthropologists and the specific methods they use in a fast-changing world. This is an inviting, engaging and enjoyable text that aims to smooth the journey for new or prospective anthropology students seeking to better understand the discipline and its roots. Offering illustrations, plentiful further readings and films, first-hand accounts of people across the world, and a number of thorny topics for reflection, the book makes an ideal text for sharing and discussing in the classroom too.



Sport and International Relations

Sport and International Relations Author Benjamin Lowe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015001421737
Release 1978
Pages 627
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Kulturgeschichte, Länder, Olympische-Bewegung, Politik.



Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies Author Peter O'Donoghue
ISBN-10 9781136479274
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 416
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Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies guides the student through the full research process, from selecting the most appropriate statistical procedure, to analysing data, to the presentation of results, illustrating every key step in the process with clear examples, case-studies and data taken from real sport and exercise settings. Every chapter includes a range of features designed to help the student grasp the underlying concepts and relate each statistical procedure to their own research project, including definitions of key terms, practical exercises, worked examples and clear summaries. The book also offers an in-depth and practical guide to using SPSS in sport and exercise research, the most commonly used data analysis software in sport and exercise departments. In addition, a companion website includes more than 100 downloadable data sets and work sheets for use in or out of the classroom, full solutions to exercises contained in the book, plus over 1,300 PowerPoint slides for use by tutors and lecturers. Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies is a complete, user-friendly introduction to the use of statistical tests, techniques and procedures in sport, exercise and related subjects. Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/cw/odonoghue



Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport Author Richard Giulianotti
ISBN-10 9781134116690
Release 2015-07-24
Pages 492
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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.