Sport and Society

Author: Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473943230
Release Date: 2015-11-16
Genre: Social Science

'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Sport Culture and Society

Author: Grant Jarvie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134020553
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Genre: Social Science

It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the place of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a social and commercial power that makes it a potent force in the world, for good and for bad. Sport has helped to start wars and promote international reconciliation, while every government around the world commits public resources to sport because of its perceived benefits. From the bleachers to the boardroom, sport matters. Now available in a fully revised and updated new edition, this exciting, comprehensive and accessible textbook introduces the study of sport, culture and society. International in scope, the book explores the key social theories that shape our understanding of sport as a social phenomenon and critically examines many of the assumptions that underpin that understanding. Placing sport at the very heart of the analysis, and including vibrant sporting examples throughout, the book introduces the student to every core topic and emerging area in the study of sport and society, including: the history and politics of sport sport and globalization sport and the media sport, violence and crime sport, the body and health sport and the environment alternative sports and lifestyles sporting mega-events sport and development. Each chapter includes a wealth of useful features to assist the student, including chapter summaries, highlighted definitions of key terms, practical projects, revision questions, boxed case-studies and biographies, and guides to further reading, with additional teaching and learning resources available on a companion website. Sport, Culture and Society is the most broad-ranging and thoughtful introduction to the socio-cultural analysis of sport currently available and sets a new agenda for the discipline. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in sport. Visit the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/jarvie.

The Sociology of Sports

Author: Tim Delaney
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786497676
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Reviews of the first edition: "The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended"--Choice In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport.

Introduction to Sport Marketing

Author: Aaron C.T. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317691440
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Introduction to Sport Marketing is an accessible and engaging introduction to key concepts and best practice in sport marketing. Aimed at students with little or no prior knowledge of marketing, the book outlines a step-by-step framework for effective sport marketing, from conducting market analysis and developing a strategy, through to detailed planning and implementation. The book has a wider scope than other sport marketing textbooks, recognising that students are just as likely to have to employ their marketing skills in community sport or the not-for-profit sector as in professional sport, and therefore represents the most realistic and useful sport marketing text currently available. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, the book has expanded coverage of digital and social media, product innovation, services and relationship marketing, and key contemporary issues such as social responsibility and sustainability. It features a much wider range of international cases and examples, covering North America, Europe, and the vibrant and rapidly developing sport markets in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. Every chapter includes a range of useful features to help the reader to engage with fundamental principles and applied practice, such as problem-solving exercises and review questions. Introduction to Sport Marketing is an essential textbook for any degree-level sport marketing course.

Sports Events Society and Culture

Author: Katherine Dashper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134053278
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.

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.

Learning Culture through Sports

Author: Sandra Spickard Prettyman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442206328
Release Date: 2010-09-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Like the first edition, this second edition of Learning Culture Through Sports provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. This new edition includes a more global perspective, drawing upon recent issues in the world of sports in order to better understand how sport influences contemporary American society, both positively and negatively.

Legal Aspects of Sports

Author: Miller
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284072471
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Law

Written for courses within Sports Law, Legal Aspects of Sports, Second Edition provides a modern, case-based approach to this changing area of sports management and administration. The text provides a breadth of coverage that is specifically written for Sport Management majors who need to understand the relationship between sport administration and the law and as such provides an accessible level of detail. It urges students to think critically about course material and apply material to an in-depth study of legal aspects of sport through the use of cases to real-world scenarions and questions at the end of each chapter. The Second Edition has been reorganized to improve the flow of content and all case studies have been added to Navigate 2 to help students stay organized and prepare for class. The topic of discrimination in sports has been updated and expanded to include age, race, religion, and gender discrimination.

Managing Sport Business

Author: David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351967273
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Contemporary sport is both a sophisticated and complex international business and a mass participatory practice run largely by volunteers and community organisations. Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of sports management helps to explain the modern commercial environment that shapes sport at all levels and gives clear and sensible guidance on best practice in sports management, from elite sport to the local level. The first section examines the global context for contemporary sports management. The second explores the key functional areas of management, from organisation and strategy to finance and marketing, and explains how successful managerial techniques can be applied in a sporting context. The final section surveys a wide range of important issues in contemporary sports management, from corporate social responsibility to the use of information and communication technologies. Together, these sections provide a complete package of theory, applied practical skills and a state-of-the-art review of modern sport business. Complemented by a companion website full of additional resources, this book is essential reading for all students of sport management and sport business.

The Sport and Society Reader

Author: David Karen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415772494
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.

The Paralympic Games Explained

Author: Ian Brittain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317404156
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Social Science

The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, it includes new material on hosting and legacy, Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016, sport for development, and case studies of an additional ten Paralympic nations. Drawing on a range of international examples, it discusses key issues such as: • how societal attitudes influence disability sport • the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport • the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics • drugs and technology in disability sport • classification in disability sport. Containing useful features including review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.

The New Walford

Author: Ray Lester
Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited
ISBN: 185604498X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.Editorial Board:Chair: Ray LesterPeter Clinch; Helen Edwards; Heather Dawson; Susan TarrantSubject Specialists:Wendy Buckle; Patricia Budgen; Peter Chapman; Sheila Corrall; Jonathan Cowley; Heather Dawson; Gillian Dwyer; Tracey Ellis; Gwyneth Price; Lynne Seddon; Angela UptonCompiled by leading subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 2 covers 15 broad subject groupings:• Social Sciences (generic)• Psychology• Sociology• Social Work & Social Welfare• Politics• Government• Law• Finance, Accountancy & Taxation• Industries & Utilities• Business & Management• Education & Learning• Sport• Media & Communications• Information & Library Sciences• Tools for Information Professionals.

Praxiswissen Physiotherapie

Author: Karen Kenyon
Publisher: "Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag"
ISBN: 9783437296031
Release Date: 2014-08-11
Genre: Medical

Schnell auf einen Blick – das Wichtigste zur Physiotherapie Die Physiotherapie ist ein bewährtes Mittel, um die Bewegungs- und Funktionsfähigkeit des menschlichen Körpers zu verbessern, zu erhalten oder wiederherzustellen. Neben den theoretischen Grundlagen ist aber vor allem die Anwendung in der Praxis wichtig – deswegen finden Physiotherapeuten, Schüler und Studierende der Physiotherapie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie" relevante Informationen, Fakten und Erklärungen, die sie häufig im Praxisalltag brauchen. Dabei sind die Ausführungen auf das Wesentliche beschränkt, mit knappen Definitionen, bieten aber mithilfe von anschaulichen Abbildungen einen guten Einstieg ins Thema. Das erwartet Sie in „Praxiswissen Physiotherapie": Anatomie des Bewegungsapparates: Muskulatur, nervale Versorgung, Dermatome, Myotome, Reflexe Schneller Zugang: Know-how zum schnellen Nachschlagen zur muskuloskelettalen, neurologischen und kardiorespiratorischen Physiotherapie Training und Belastbarkeit: von Immobilisation und Wundheilung bis hin zu Trainingsprinzipien und -zielen Umfassend: die häufigsten Krankheitsbilder in alphabetischer Reihenfolge Pharmakologie: Arzneimittel(klassen) mit Indikation, Wirkweise und Nebenwirkungen Wichtiges im Überblick: Verfahren der Elektrotherapie, funktionelle Assessments in der Geriatrie, gängige Symbole des Maitland-Konzepts u.a.

Understanding Sport

Author: John Horne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136660306
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In the decade or more since publication of the first edition of Understanding Sport, both sport and wider global society have undergone profound change. In this fully updated, revised and expanded edition of their classic textbook, John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Garry Whannel and Kath Woodward offer a critical and reflective introduction to the relationship between sport and contemporary society and explain how sport remains an important agent and symptom of socio-cultural change. Fully integrating historical, sociological, political and cultural analysis, the book covers every key topic in the study of sport and society, including: debate, interpretation and theory sport and the media sport and the body sport and politics commercialization globalization. Retaining the accessibility and scholarly rigour for which Understanding Sport has always been renowned, this new edition includes entirely new chapters on global transformations, sports mega-events and sites, sporting bodies and governance, as well as a succinct guide to researching sport. With review and seminar questions included in every chapter, plus concise, helpful guides to further reading, Understanding Sport remains an essential textbook for all courses on sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport and social theory, or social issues in sport.