Qualifying Times

Author: Jaime Schultz
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252095962
Release Date: 2014-03-15
Genre: Social Science

This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to women athletes. Beginning with the seemingly innocent ponytail, the subject of the Introduction, scholar Jaime Schultz challenges the reader to look at the historical and sociological significance of now-common items such as sports bras and tampons and ideas such as sex testing and competitive cheerleading. Tennis wear, tampons, and sports bras all facilitated women’s participation in physical culture, while physical educators, the aesthetic fitness movement, and Title IX encouraged women to challenge (or confront) policy, financial, and cultural obstacles. While some of these points of change increased women's physical freedom and sporting participation, they also posed challenges. Tampons encouraged menstrual shame, sex testing (a tool never used with male athletes) perpetuated narrowly-defined cultural norms of femininity, and the late-twentieth-century aesthetic fitness movement fed into an unrealistic beauty ideal. Ultimately, Schultz finds that U.S. women's sport has progressed significantly but ambivalently. Although participation in sports is no longer uncommon for girls and women, Schultz argues that these "points of change" have contributed to a complex matrix of gender differentiation that marks the female athletic body as different than--as less than--the male body, despite the advantages it may confer.

Emerging Technologies in Sport

Author: Cheryl Mallen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351117883
Release Date: 2019-03-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Advances in technology have always had a significant impact on sport. This book surveys the next generation of emerging technologies and considers how sport managers, governing bodies and officials can meet the challenges that they pose for sport competition, participation and events. It explores cutting edge developments in areas such as gene doping, vision and brain technologies, 3D printing technologies, molecular communication technologies and our ability to "rebuild" bodies. Each chapter considers the implications of a particular technology in terms of ethics, rules and regulations, facilities and resourcing, as well as the emergence of completely new forms of sport, and offers strategies for future sport management. Emerging Technologies in Sport is a valuable resource for sport industry professionals, undergraduate students in the fields of sport management, sport tourism, and sport business, and a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in sport and future applications of emerging technologies within sport.

Artifacts from Modern America

Author: Helen Sheumaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440846830
Release Date: 2017-11-03
Genre: History

This intriguing book examines how material objects of the 20th century—ranging from articles of clothing to tools and weapons, communication devices, and toys and games—reflect dominant ideas and testify to the ways social change happens. • Supplies numerous examples of the ways in which American innovation depended on immigrants who invented new technologies and contributed immeasurably towards a uniquely powerful American economy • Demonstrates how American material life was created through globalization, from products imported into this country, such as Atari's video game console, to American products dependent upon imported materials, such as American cigarettes that used imported tobacco, and the coffee percolator on the kitchen table, serving up imported brewed coffee beans • Highlights how the ongoing struggle to achieve true equality and democracy is evidenced through objects such as a voting machine from 1900, the bus that Rosa Parks boarded, the buttons worn by gay rights activists, and the robe Muhammad Ali, a converted Muslim American, fought in—material items that played a role in the ongoing project of American political life

K rperf hrung

Author: Stefan Scholl
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593508436
Release Date: 2018-05-09
Genre: History

Sport und körperliche Bewegung sind heute tief in die Lebensführung einzelner Menschen wie auch ganzer Bevölkerungsgruppen integriert. Das Streben nach Fitness ist ein Kennzeichen gegenwärtiger Gesellschaften, das Identifikationsraster bereitstellt und Inklusionswie auch Exklusionseffekte zeitigt. Der vorliegende Band geht diesen Phänomenen in historischer Perspektive nach. Erstmals wird dazu das von Michel Foucault geprägte Paradigma der Biopolitik - eine "moderne" Machtform, in der die Regulierung des individuellen wie kollektiven "Lebens" ins Zentrum politischer Strategien rückt - systematisch auf sporthistorische Untersuchungsgegenstände bezogen.

Defending the American Way of Life

Author: Kevin B. Witherspoon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781682260760
Release Date: 2018-12
Genre:

The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture--both at home and abroad--against communism. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.

Der Report der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492970594
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Fiction

Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit Warum wir tun was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827070746
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: History

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Author: C. Richard King
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317595311
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress this pattern of neglect, presenting a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of Asian American athletes, coaches, and teams in North America. The contributors interrogate the sociocultural contexts in which Asian Americans lived and played, detailing the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of Asian Americans playing sport in North America. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the Asian American experience, ethnic relations, and the history of sport.

Lean In

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843705783
Release Date: 2013-03-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

Sport in Society

Author: Jay J. Coakley
Publisher: Times Mirror Magazine
ISBN: UCSC:32106010711882
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Sports

SPORT IN SOCIETY is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.

Sexus und Herrschaft

Author: Kate Millett
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462411201
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre: Social Science

»Sexus und Herrschaft« ist Kate Milletts erstes Buch. Es erschien 1969 und machte die Autorin über Nacht berühmt. Übersetzungen in zahlreiche Sprachen folgten. Kate Millett stellt in ihrem Buch die These auf, daß Sexualität ein politisches Instrument ist und der Koitus, die scheinbar intimste Beziehung zwischen den Geschlechtern, dem Patriarchat zur Unterdrückung und Demütigung der Frau dient. Als Beleg für ihre These analysiert sie die Werke von Autoren wie D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Jean Genet. Das Buch gehört seit seinem Erscheinen zu den Standardwerken der Frauenbewegung.

Blauer Hibiskus

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104033358
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Genre: Fiction

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichies Debut - ein Meilenstein junger Weltliteratur: Jetzt als Fischer Taschenbuch! Das Haus von Kambilis Familie liegt inmitten von Hibiskus, Tempelbäumen und hohen Mauern, die Welt dahinter ist das von politischen Unruhen geprägte Nigeria. Mit sanfter, eindringlicher Stimme erzählt die 15jährige Kambili von dem Jahr, in dem ihr Land im Terror versank, ihre Familie auseinanderfiel und ihre Kindheit zuende ging. Der erste vielgelobte Roman Adichies, verzweifelt schön und ganz gegenwartsnah.

Fathering Through Sport and Leisure

Author: Tess Kay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134071029
Release Date: 2009-06-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fathering is a highly contested concept in popular, media, academic and policy discourses, yet in the areas of family studies and men’s studies the leisure component of family life is under-played. This book provides a long overdue and thorough investigation of the relationship between fatherhood, sport, and leisure. Fathering Through Sport and Leisure investigates what fathers actually do in the time they spend with their children. Leading researchers from the fields of sport, leisure and family studies examine the tensions men encounter as they endeavour to meet the new expectations of fatherhood, and the central role that sport and leisure play in overcoming this. Analyzed in relation to social trends and current policy debates, this unique collection examines fathering in a wide range of contexts including: parental expectation and youth sports fathers and daughters leisure time and couple time in dual earner families divorce, fatherhood and leisure. The book shows how contemporary fathers use sport and leisure to engage with their sons and daughters, achieve emotional closeness and fulfil their own expectations of what it means to be a ‘good father’. Drawing on research carried out in the UK, Australia, Canada and the United States, this is a crucial text for anybody with an interest in leisure studies, family studies or fatherhood.