Making Sense of Sports

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135278823
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Social Science

Updated, revised and enhanced with new features, the fifth edition of Making Sense of Sports is the biggest and strongest yet. Ellis Cashmore's unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of sports remains the only introduction to combine anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology with cultural and media studies to produce a distinct unbroken vision of the origins, development and current state of sports. New chapters on exercise culture and the moral climate of sports support a thoroughly overhauled text that includes fresh material on Islam, sports commerce and corruption. Now packed with teaching supplements, including access to a dedicated online resource headquarters with video podcasts of twenty-one chapter outlines from the author (http://tinyurl.com/373oyvr), online quizzes, and an additional twenty-first chapter on depression and mental health in sports and exercise, the new edition contains a cornucopia of thought boxes, as well as guides to further reading, capsule explanations and model essays. In short, Making Sense of Sports is an all-purpose introduction to the study of sports.

Sport Politics

Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137562838
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A comprehensive and lively introduction to the politics of sport. Introducing the key areas of the subject, it examines how governments around the world have increasingly invested in, promoted and used sport as part of their political agenda.

Moving the Goalposts

Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134766895
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: History

Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.

The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: K. Dixon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137405081
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were seen as a success and the hosts were praised for the promotion of equality, tolerance and unity as well as inspiring a legacy to continue these values. This volume contains a collection of sociological case studies which critically assess the diverse impacts of London 2012 and its key controversies.

Clinical Sports Nutrition Fifth Edition

Author: Louise Burke
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia
ISBN: 9781743763124
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Medical

Clinical Sports Nutrition 5e is a cornerstone of the Sports Medicine series offered by McGraw-Hill Education. This complete practical and clinical reference provides the latest sports nutrition information, drawing on scientific research from around the globe. All chapters have been substantially revised and updated with contributions from leading academics, physicians and sports dietitians in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, there are seven new commentaries: A molecular view of exercise; Female athlete triad and energy availability; Measuring energy availability; Treating low energy availability; Vegetarian eating; Antioxidant supplementation and exercise; and, Fluid guidelines. This respected reference work is an invaluable asset for students and instructors in the discipline of sports nutrition, and is also essential reading for elite athletes, sports professionals and trainers who need to keep their knowledge current.

Foot and Ankle Athletic Injuries An Issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery E Book

Author: Bob Baravarian
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455709496
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Medical

This issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery will feature topics on: Etiology, Pathophysiology and most common injuries of the lower extremity in the athlete;Forefoot Stress Fractures and Plantar plate injuries in the athlete;Midfoot sprains and fractures in the athlete;Intraarticular acute ankle fractures and talar dome osteochondral injuries;The triple injury of ankle synovitis, ankle instability and peroneal tendon tear in the athlete;New technology in the treatment of athletic injuries; and Current thinking in the treatment of plantar and posterior heel pain syndrome

Sporting Times

Author: K. Woodward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137275363
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics, this book examines the idea of 'time' in sport, using time as a conceptual lens to explore movement, bodies, sports reporting, memory, disability, technology and the role of the past and the future in sport.

Acting in Person and in Style

Author: Jerry L. Crawford
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478608394
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Genre: Performing Arts

Appropriate for both fundamental and advanced levels, the authors ground their commentary on actor training on the process of personalization and the innovative approaches to voice and movement training. They define the personalization process as one in which the actor discovers and explores in the self, characteristics, qualities, attitudes, and experiences that are legitimate dimensions of the role being created. Part I transitions from essential ingredients used in creating a role, such as focusing and speaking, to guidelines for auditioning and rehearsing, including role analysis. The discussions of basic acting principles are supported by skills-building exercises. Part II explores historical performance styles and shows how basic stylistic elements can be freshly adapted for modern audiences. Thus, in Part II, the authors center their discussions of voice, movement, character, and emotion around theatrical styles prevalent during certain historical periods and around sound acting theories gleaned from a wide range of acting traditions. Each chapter in this part ends with a helpful checklist that summarizes voice, movement, gesture, and other elements common to the era discussed.

Celebrity Culture

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415631092
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Social Science

Over the past few decades, the public obsession with celebrity has exploded. There has also been a huge growth in the number of college and university courses and degrees on celebrity studies and celebrity journalism. Ellis Cashmore's Celebrity/Culture was among the first textbooks to address this fascination, and remains the most comprehensive work of its kind. It explored the intriguing issue of celebrity culture: its origins, its meaning and its global influence. This fully-updated and rewritten second edition investigates issues in celebrity culture from the paparazzi to politics, from voyeurism to self-perfection. Cashmore presents engaging case studies to analyse how social media has changed the nature of celebrity culture, and explore how we consume celebrity in today's society. His argument is driven by research, rather than invective. This new edition also contains pullout quotes, abundant links and chapter summaries for ease of comprehension and teaching. Cashmore considers in detail the evolution, development and impact of celebrity culture in the public eye. This book will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience throughout the social sciences and humanities, in sociology, history, psychology and media studies.

Brukner Khan s Clinical Sports Medicine

Author: Peter Brukner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia
ISBN: 9781743769263
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Genre: Medical

‘A striking feature of Clinical Sports Medicine has always been the authors’ relentless commitment to “clinical”. This is a unique book.’ Dr Emma K Stokes, President, World Confederation for Physical Therapy This world-leading title in sport and exercise medicine is an authoritative and practical guide to physiotherapy and musculoskeletal medicine for clinicians and students. To accommodate the rapid advances in the professions, this fifth edition has been expanded into two volumes. This first volume, Clinical Sports Medicine: Injuries, is the essential guide to all aspects of preventing, diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries. It serves physiotherapists, team clinicians, athletic trainers, sports therapists, sports rehabilitators and trainers, as well as students in the health professions and in Human Movement Studies. All chapters have been updated and rewritten by an international team of sports physiotherapists and sports physicians at the top of their fields. More than 550 new figures have been added to bring the total number of illustrations to 1300. There are 15 new chapters, including: • Shoulder pain • Acute knee injuries • Posterior thigh pain • Low back pain • Return to play • Sport-specific biomechanics This ebook is enhanced with 40 video masterclasses showing procedures such as foot examination, hip injections and basic biomechanical assessment. Note: The second volume, Clinical Sports Medicine: Exercise Medicine, is scheduled for release in 2018 and will focus on the health benefits of exercise and the medical issues in sport. It will serve general practitioners and other clinicians who prescribe exercise to promote health and to treat medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS PETER BRUKNER OAM, MBBS, FACSEP, FACSM, FFSEM Peter Brukner is a Sport and Exercise Physician and currently the Australian cricket team doctor. He was previously Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science at the Liverpool Football Club in the UK. Peter is the founding partner of the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, a past president of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, and Professor of Sports Medicine at La Trobe University. Peter has been an Olympic team physician and was the Socceroos team doctor at the 2010 World Cup. In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia medal (OAM) for services to sports medicine. KARIM KHAN MD, PhD, MBA, FACSEP, FACSM, FFSEM Karim Khan is a Sport and Exercise Physician and Professor of Sports Medicine at the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed research articles. In 2001, he was awarded the Australian Prime Minister’s Medal for service to sports medicine. Karim was profiled in The Lancet in its 2012 Olympic Games issue.

Serious Sport

Author: J. A. Mangan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714655694
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

The Eternal Olympics

Author: Nikolaos Gialourēs
Publisher: Aristide d Caratzas Pub
ISBN: 0892410922
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Photography

A narrative history of the Greek Olympic games, tracing their religious and cultural significance, is illustrated with portraits, sculpture, mosaics, and other pieces of classical art inspired by the athletic competition