Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Author: Christopher R. Matthews
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137439369
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Social Science

This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Author: Christopher R. Matthews
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137439351
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Genre: Social Science

This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

Global Perspectives on Women in Combat Sports

Author: Christopher R. Matthews
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137439351
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Genre: Social Science

This volume offers a wide-reaching overview of current academic research on women's participation in combat sports within a range of different national and trans-national contexts, detailing many of the struggles and opportunities experienced by women at various levels of engagement within sports such as boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts.

Sport and Militarism

Author: Michael L. Butterworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1138690201
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Discrimination in sports

The institutional relationship between sport and the military appears to be intensifying. In the US for example, which faced global criticism for its foreign policy during the "war on terror," militaristic images are commonplace at sporting events. The growing global phenomenon of conflating sport with war calls for closer analysis. This critical, interdisciplinary and international book seeks to identify intersections of sport and militarism as a means to interrogate, interrupt and intervene on behalf of democratic, peaceful politics. Viewing sport as a crucial site in which militarism is made visible and legitimate, the book explores the connections between sport, the military and the state, and their consequent impact on wider culture. Featuring case studies on sports such as association football, baseball and athletics from countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Brazil and Japan, each chapter sheds new light on the shifting significance of sport in our society. This book is fascinating reading for all those interested in sport and politics, the sociology of sport, communication studies, the ethics and philosophy of sport, or military sociology.

Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business

Author: Mark Dodds
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317486527
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Contemporary sport business is international. From global sport competitions and events, sponsorship deals and broadcasting rights to labour markets and lucrative flows of tourists, anybody working in sport business today has to have an international perspective. This book offers the broadest and most in-depth guide to the key themes in international sport business today, covering every core area from strategy and marketing to finance, media and the law. Including authors from more than twenty countries spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, this handbook addresses the most important issues in the world of sport business from a uniquely global perspective. Each chapter examines a particular cross-section of business and sport, encompassing all levels from grassroots to professional and elite. Divided into seven major subject areas, it offers insights from experts on: International Sport Business Strategy Sport Marketing Sport Economics and Finance International Sport Law Sport Media and Communication Sport Tourism Sport Development. The Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business is an essential resource for any course on sport business, sport management or international business.

Sweatshop Warriors

Author: Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 0896086380
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

In this up-close and personal look at the heroines who make family, community, and society tick, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie showcases immigrant women workers speaking out for themselves, in their own words. While public outrage over sweatshops builds in intensity, this book shows us who these workers really are and how they are leading campaigns to fight for their rights. In-depth, accessible analyses of the immigration, labor, and trade policies, which together have forced these women into the most dangerous, poorly paid jobs, dovetail with vivid portraits of the women themselves. Louie, a longtime writer/activist and well-known figure in feminist, immigrant, and labor circles, is uniquely poised to make her case: that the labor of immigrant women worker-activists not only sustains families and communities, but the vibrant social activism that undergirds democracy itself. With chapters on successful campaigns against Levi-Strauss, Donna Karan, and restaurants in Los Angeles; Koreatown, among others. Miriam Ching Yoon Louie is a longtime writer/activist in campaigns to organize women of color. She is national campaign media director of Fuerza Unida, a board member of the Women of Color Resource Center, and former media director of Asian Immigrant Women Advocates. Her essays and articles on immigrant women and labor issues have been widely anthologized, including in the 1997 collection Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire (South End Press) and she speaks at public events internationally. She is the co-author, with Linda Burnham, of Women's Education in the Global Economy (Women of Color Resource Center, 2000).

Soviet Women in Combat

Author: Anna Krylova
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107699401
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: History

Soviet Women in Combat explores the unprecedented historical phenomenon of Soviet young women's en masse volunteering for World War II combat in 1941 and writes it into the twentieth-century history of women, war, and violence. The book narrates a story about a cohort of Soviet young women who came to think about themselves as "women soldiers" in Stalinist Russia in the 1930s and who shared modern combat, its machines, and commanding positions with men on the Eastern front between 1941 and 1945. The author asks how a largely patriarchal society with traditional gender values such as Stalinist Russia in the 1930s managed to merge notions of violence and womanhood into a first conceivable and then realizable agenda for the cohort of young female volunteers and for its armed forces. Pursuing the question, Krylova's approach and research reveals a more complex conception of gender identities.

Women in the Line of Fire

Author: Erin Solaro
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9780786747948
Release Date: 2009-05-20
Genre: Social Science

In 2004, Erin Solaro went to Iraq to study American servicewomen — what they were doing, how well they were doing it, how they were faring in combat. In 2005, she went to Afghanistan on the same mission. Having spent time embedded with combat troops and conducting stateside interviews with numerous analysts and veterans, Solaro is convinced that the time to drop all remaining restrictions on women's full equality under arms is now. The Army, the country, the women of America — and of the world — need it. Women in the Line of Fire details why this will not be an easy task. Although 15 percent of the military is female, the Army and Marines still resist acknowledging what is, in fact, already happening — women are fighting, and fighting well. For the Religious Right and the cultural conservatives, women in combat is a hot-button issue in their campaign to “take back the culture.” But for the young men and women on the lines, brought up in an America where equality between the sexes was never second guessed and where making up the rules as you go along comes with the territory, it's the new reality.

The War Against Boys

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501125423
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Education

An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.

Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture

Author: Alex Channon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351856799
Release Date: 2018-10-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Scholars working in the academic field of sport studies have long debated the relationship between sport and gender. Modern sport forms, along with many related activities, have been shown to have historically supported ideals of male superiority, by largely excluding women and/or celebrating only men’s athletic achievements. While the growth of women’s sport throughout the 20th and 21st centuries has extinguished the notion of female frailty, revealing that women can embody athletic qualities previously thought exclusive to men, the continuation of sex segregation in many settings has left something of a discursive ‘back door’ through which ideals of male athletic superiority can escape unscathed, retaining their influence over wider cultural belief systems. However, sex-integrated sport potentially offers a radical departure from such beliefs, as it challenges us to reject assumptions of male superiority, entertaining very different visions of sex difference and gender relations to those typically constructed through traditional models of physical culture. This comprehensive collection offers a diverse range of international case studies that reaffirm the contemporary relevance of sex integration debates, and also articulate the possibility of sport acting as a legitimate space for political struggle, resistance and change. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Over There

Author: Maria Höhn
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822348276
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: History

Essays explore the social impact of America s global network of military bases by examining interactions between U.S. soldiers and members of host communities in South Korea, Japan/Okinawa, and West Germany.

Global Warrior

Author: H. John Poole
Publisher: Posterity Press (NC)
ISBN: 0981865933
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

With more worries at home, many Americans want to end all U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and elsewhere. "Global Warrior: Averting WWIII" proves even more involvement is necessary, but of a different kind. Since 9/11, the United States has been under subliminal attack from three foreign elements: Islamist, Communist, and criminal. All three have been active around the world's ocean chokepoints as well. With an in-depth look at Pakistan/Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Thailand, this book investigates the degree of collusion between dissimilar elements. While significant, this expanding threat need not metastasize into a global conflagration. With a different kind of expeditionary presence, the Pentagon could prevent any escalation. Killing figurehead leaders with drone missiles is not the answer. The remedy is in more widespread involvement at the community level. Without local security, there can be no working democracy. What if there were no expensive overseas support bases, just a myriad of semi-independent light infantry squads paying locally for what they required in the way of supplies. Their job would be to help friendly government paramilitary police to man contested outposts. Instead of occupiers, the young Americans would be foreign-aid workers in the law enforcement sector. Fully adept at small-unit maneuver, escape/evasion, evidence collection, and imparting those skills to others, the squads in each country would collectively function as enough of a force multiplier to save that country. Just to contend with the 1.2 million Chinese and North Korean special operators, this is the only way to now stabilize the Free World. Because the "modus operandi" of the organized criminal and revolutionary Islamist are virtually identical to those of the Communist, those squads would be suppressing all three threats without the U.S. government ever having to confront the instigating nation."Global Warrior" follows this strategic suggestion with application details. The emphasis this time in not on squad tactics, but rather individual tactics. To form better teams and squads, one must first have more surprise-oriented riflemen. That's why this book has chapters on advanced infantryman and policeman tactics. American eighteen-year-olds have always had the potential for so challenging a mission, but that potential has too often fallen victim to headquarters control. This is an exciting read about the world's most pressing, yet under-discussed, challenge. Fully illustrated and referenced, it is a celebration of the American spirit.

All I Could Be

Author: Miyoko Hakiji
Publisher: Chronology Books
ISBN: 1933909587
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An account by a woman National Guard who, incidently, was the sole Asian American woman in the field. A portrayal of her unit's comradeship that evolved in the caldron called Iraq.

Teaching with Sociological Imagination in Higher and Further Education

Author: Christopher R. Matthews
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811067259
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Education

This book uses research and personal stories from university lecturers to explore pedagogical strategies that illuminate how students’ minds can be ‘switched on’ in order to unlock their extraordinary potential. It presents diverse ways to create inspiring learning environments, in chapters written by internationally respected experts in the broad field of the social sciences. Each author illustrates how – through their unique teaching philosophies and practices – they seek to enhance students’ experiences and promote their critical thinking, learning and development. The respective chapters provide conceptual arguments, personal insights and practical examples from a broad range of classrooms, demonstrating various ways in which students’ sociological imagination can be brought to life. As such, the book is both practical and theoretical, and is primarily aimed at educators working in both higher and further education institutions who wish to develop their understanding of classroom pedagogy as well as gain practical ideas for teaching and learning in the social sciences.

Are Women Human

Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674417878
Release Date: 2007-11-30
Genre: Political Science

More than half a century after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined what a human being is and is entitled to, Catharine MacKinnon asks: Are women human yet? She exposes the consequences and significance of the systematic maltreatment of women and its systemic condonation as she points toward fresh ways of targeting its toxic orthodoxies. A critique of the transnational status quo that also envisions the transforming possibilities of human rights, this bracing book makes us look as never before at an ongoing war too long undeclared.