Sport Health and Drugs

Author: Ivan Waddington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135803766
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? In order to understand the complex relationships between sport and other aspects of society, it is necessary to strip away our preconceptions of what sport is, and to examine, in as detached a manner as possible, the way in which the world of sport actually functions. This fully updated edition of Ivan Waddington’s classic introduction to drugs in sport examines the key terms and key issues in sport, drugs and performance and is designed to help new students explore these controversial subjects, now so central to the study of modern sport. The book addresses topics such as: the emergence of drugs in sport and changing patterns of use the development of an objective, sociological understanding sports law, policy and administration WADA, NGB’s and the sporting federations case studies of football and cycling the case of sports medicine. An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning is a landmark work in sports studies. Using interview transcripts, case studies and press cuttings to ground theory in reality, students and lecturers alike will find this an immensely readable and enriching resource.

Key Concepts in Sports Studies

Author: Belinda Wheaton
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761949640
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written by experienced academics use to teaching the subject, this book will help students and researchers find their way within the diverse field of sport studies. Clear, well researched entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport. Each entry provides clear definitions, relevant examples, up-to-date suggestions for further reading, and informative cross-referencing.

Discourses of Olympism

Author: D. Chatziefstathiou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137035561
Release Date: 2012-07-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.

Sport and society

Author: Graham Scambler
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 0335210716
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.

Quest

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ISBN: UOM:39015066253645
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Physical education and training


Work Less Live More

Author: Christopher Warhurst
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230535607
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The relationship between work and life has become a key feature of much current government, practitioner and academic debate. In Work Less, Live More?, the authors respond to recent developments that challenge the work-life boundary, these developments include changing locations of work, new forms of work and work intensification.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Author: David Levinson
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 0974309117
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.

Football

Author: Dolores P. Martinez
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415480612
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces footballâe(tm)s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform footballâe(tm)s global experience. This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.