Iron Dads

Author: Diana Tracy Cohen
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813573748
Release Date: 2016-05-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Among the most difficult athletic events a person can attempt, the iron-distance triathlon—a 140.6 mile competition—requires an intense prerace training program. This preparation can be as much as twenty hours per week for a full year leading up to a race. In Iron Dads, Diana Tracy Cohen focuses on the pressures this extensive preparation can place on families, exploring the ways in which men with full-time jobs, one or more children, and other responsibilities fit this level of training into their lives. An accomplished triathlete as well as a trained social scientist, Cohen offers much insight into the effects of endurance-sport training on family, parenting, and the sense of self. She conducted in-depth interviews with forty-seven iron-distance competitors and three prominent men in the race industry, and analyzed triathlon blog postings made by Iron Dads. What sacrifices, Cohen asks, are required—both at home and at work—to cross the iron-distance finish line? What happens when work, family, and sport collide? Is it possible for fathers to meet their own parenting expectations while pursuing such a time-consuming regimen? With the tensions of family economics, how do you justify spending $5,000 on a racing bike? At what point does sport become work? Cohen discovered that, by fostering family involvement in this all-consuming effort, Iron Dads are able to maintain a sense of themselves not only as strong, masculine competitors, but also as engaged fathers. Engagingly written and well researched, Iron Dads provides a penetrating, firsthand look at extreme endurance sports, including practical advice for aspiring racers and suggestions for making triathlons more family-friendly.

No Slam Dunk

Author: Cheryl Cooky
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813592060
Release Date: 2018-05-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”

Child s Play

Author: Michael A. Messner
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813571478
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Is sport good for kids? When answering this question, both critics and advocates of youth sports tend to fixate on matters of health, whether condemning contact sports for their concussion risk or prescribing athletics as a cure for the childhood obesity epidemic. Child’s Play presents a more nuanced examination of the issue, considering not only the physical impacts of youth athletics, but its psychological and social ramifications as well. The eleven original scholarly essays in this collection provide a probing look into how sports—in community athletic leagues, in schools, and even on television—play a major role in how young people view themselves, shape their identities, and imagine their place in society. Rather than focusing exclusively on self-proclaimed jocks, the book considers how the culture of sports affects a wide variety of children and young people, including those who opt out of athletics. Not only does Child’s Play examine disparities across lines of race, class, and gender, it also offers detailed examinations of how various minority populations, from transgender youth to Muslim immigrant girls, have participated in youth sports. Taken together, these essays offer a wide range of approaches to understanding the sociology of youth sports, including data-driven analyses that examine national trends, as well as ethnographic research that gives a voice to individual kids. Child’s Play thus presents a comprehensive and compelling analysis of how, for better and for worse, the culture of sports is integral to the development of young people—and with them, the future of our society.

When Women Rule the Court

Author: Nicole Willms
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813584188
Release Date: 2017-08-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

For nearly one hundred years, basketball has been an important part of Japanese American life. Women’s basketball holds a special place in the contemporary scene of highly organized and expansive Japanese American leagues in California, in part because these leagues have produced numerous talented female players. Using data from interviews and observations, Nicole Willms explores the interplay of social forces and community dynamics that have shaped this unique context of female athletic empowerment. As Japanese American women have excelled in mainstream basketball, they have emerged as local stars who have passed on the torch by becoming role models and building networks for others.

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 1414400993
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Performing Arts

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Video Source Book Video program listings A I

Author: James M. Craddock
Publisher:
ISBN: 0787689777
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Video recordings

"A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction"--T.p.

Issues in Discovery Experimental and Laboratory Medicine 2011 Edition

Author:
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464963506
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Medical

Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Discovery, Experimental, and Laboratory Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Platon Apologia

Author: Plato
Publisher:
ISBN: 1540747840
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre:

I Apoloy�a Sokr�tous �nai s�ngramma tou Pl�tona, to op�o pithan�tata gr�phtike to 397 p. Kh. � 396 p. Kh. �nai monadik� mi dialoyik� �rgo tou Pl�tona, all� kai o m�nos platonik�s di�logos ston op�o o Pl�tonas anaph�ri �ti �tan par�n sto yegon�s. Aft� oposd�pote eniskh�i ti theor�a tou istoriko� kharakt�ra tis Apoloy�as. �pita ap� tin katigor�a ton �nitou, M�lita kai L�konos enant�on tou Sokr�ti, o phil�sophos ekph�nise ousiastik� tris l�gous, prospath�ntas t�so na apoloyith� �so kai na anair�si tis katigor�es� to tr�to m�ros tou l�gou tou �khi �mesi skh�si me ti psiphophor�a tou dikastir�ou kai tin ap�phas� tou. To platonik� aft� �rgo apotel� m�a el�ftheri ap�dosi tou dikaniko� l�gou pou ekph�nise o Sokr�tis to 399 p. Kh. sto dikast�rio tis Ilia�as, antimetop�zontas tin katigor�a �ti den p�steve stous theo�s tis p�lis, all� is�gaye kain� daim�nia kai di�phthire me tis didaskal�es tou tous n�ous.

Author: Платон
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 9785040867516
Release Date: 2017-10-14
Genre: Fiction


Politeia

Author: Plato
Publisher:
ISBN: 353424060X
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre:


Pr tagoras

Author: Plato
Publisher:
ISBN: 9607760379
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Ethics