An Introduction

Author: Kendall Blanchard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897893299

Category: Games

Page: 306

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Analyzes sport from an anthropological perspective that includes cultural evolution, social function, and human expression.
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An Introduction

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415306478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 414

View: 9823

This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.
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A Biocultural Perspective

Author: Robert R. Sands,Linda R. Sands

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739129406

Category: Medical

Page: 353

View: 6765

Explores the relationship between biology and culture within the realms of sports, games and other forms of human competition, delving into the innate motivations behind these activities.
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Fat

The Anthropology of an Obsession

Author: Don Kulick,Anne Meneley

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9781585423866

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

View: 2990

Draws on the expertise of thirteen anthropologists and an obesity activist to present a multicultural and social examination of fat-related attitudes throughout the world that argues that the state of being overweight is a culturally enforced status that is subject to widely varying public opinions. Original.
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A Biocultural Perspective

Author: Robert R. Sands,Linda R. Sands

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739129406

Category: Medical

Page: 353

View: 5221

Explores the relationship between biology and culture within the realms of sports, games and other forms of human competition, delving into the innate motivations behind these activities.
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Author: Peter O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131781035X

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 274

View: 6823

Performance analysis has become an essential tool for coaches, athletes, sports organisations and academic researchers. Collecting and interpreting performance data enables coaches to improve their training programmes, athletes to make better tactical decisions, sports organisations to manage teams more effectively, and researchers to develop a better understanding of sports performance. This book is an essential introduction to the fundamental principles of performance analysis of sport and how to develop and operate performance analysis systems. Containing worked examples from real sporting events throughout, the book introduces the basics of quantitative and qualitative performance analysis, reviews the different types of data and information that performance analysis can generate, and explains how to test for reliability. It presents a step-by-step guide to developing both manual and computerised analysis systems, and writing up and presenting findings from performance analysis programmes. Representing the most up-to-date, concise and engaging introduction to sports performance analysis, this book is an ideal course text for all introductory performance analysis courses, as well as an invaluable primer for coaches and practitioners in sport.
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Author: Robert R. Sands

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736034371

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 3694

" Sport Ethnographyis a complete introduction and resource in the emerging discipline of sport ethnography. Written by Robert R. Sands, PhD, an anthropologist well versed in the use of the ethnographic method in sport, Sport Ethnographyis an all-inclusive guide for anyone interested in the field. Sport Ethnographyincorporates methodological case studies to illustrate field techniques in specific sport situations. Sands relays his real-life experiences in sport ethnography, which include confrontations with “surf Nazis” and becoming a tackling dummy for football players. In addition, the book provides you with multiple reference points that include experiences of others trained in fieldwork who explore triathlons and professional wrestling, go behind the TV camera and inside the dugout, and wrap ankles and windsurf. These insights will allow you to perform sport ethnography with greater cultural accuracy. Ethnographic methods and the fundamentals of fieldwork conveyed through examples of sport ethnography give you a familiarity not found in the sea of other ethnography texts. Sport Ethnographyalso addresses the recent controversy, both in anthropology and other social science fields, on what the data actually mean and how you can use the data that are ultimately collected. Professional ethnography is far more than recording behavior through a video lens or a microphone, catching behavior in a snapshot, or describing it in a notebook; it requires a thorough knowledge of fieldwork. Sport Ethnographyprovides you with this comprehensive understanding by presenting detailed information on -participant observation, -culture shock, -cultural relativism, -establishing rapport, -interviewing, -a contemporary definition of ""culture,"" -interpretation of experience, -analyzing and writing about culture, and -an understanding of ethics. Sport Ethnographyequips you with the proper techniques to perform sport ethnography. Through case studies and captivating life experiences, the author will demonstrate how you can apply these techniques in real settings. Sport ethnography is an exciting and expanding field, and Sport Ethnographyis required reading for anyone interested in this discipline. "
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Author: Earl Smith

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736075720

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.
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Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

Author: Susan Brownell,Niko Besnier,Thomas F. Carter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520289013

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1101

Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy, bet money, perform witchcraft, and ingest substances. Sport is a microcosm of what life is about. The Anthropology of Sport explores how sport both shapes and is shaped by the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Core themes discussed in this book include the body, modernity, nationalism, the state, citizenship, transnationalism, globalization, and gender and sexuality.
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An Introduction

Author: Eric Bain-Selbo,D. Gregory Sapp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472507819

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Readers are introduced to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches used to understand religion – including sociology, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology – and how they can be used to understand sport as a religious phenomenon. Topics include the formation of powerful communities among fans and the religious experience of the fan, myth, symbols and rituals and the sacrality of sport, and sport and secularization. Case studies are taken from around the world and include the Olympics (ancient and modern), football in the UK, the All Blacks and New Zealand national identity, college football in the American South, and gymnastics. Ideal for classroom use, Understanding Sport as a Religious Phenomenon illuminates the nature of religion through sports phenomena and is a much-needed contribution to the field of religion and popular culture.
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Author: Harriet Joseph Ottenheimer,Judith M.S. Pine

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337571008

Category: Social Science

Page: 50

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THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF LANGUAGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC ANTHROPOLOGY is an introduction to the field's methodology, skills, techniques, tools and applications that emphasizes questions that anthropologists ask about language and that intrigue students. This authoritative yet approachable fourth edition combines the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the content, authors Ottenheimer and Pine include In the Field vignettes that draw students into the chapter material via stories culled from their own and others' experiences. And Doing Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Language Miscommunication features describe real-life applications of core concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Hastings Donnan,Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847883230

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9963

--Where and what is Ireland? --What are the identities of the people of Ireland? --How has European Union membership shaped Irish people's lives and interests? --How global is local Ireland? This book argues that such questions can be answered only by un
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Author: Benjamin Lowe

Publisher: Stipes Publishing, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 627

View: 2030

Kulturgeschichte, Länder, Olympische-Bewegung, Politik.
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An Introduction

Author: David Hassan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351967274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 674

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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.
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An Anthology

Author: Jan Boxill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631216971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 372

View: 7398

The essays in this reader examine philosophical issues such as sportsmanship, violence, cheating, drug use, racism, sexism, and gender equity. Examines ethical issues in sports, such as sportsmanship, violence, cheating, drug use, racism, sexism, and gender equity. Includes essays by psychologists, sociologists, coaches, and sports writers. Gives the reader an understanding of the moral significance of sport, and how sports affect society.
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Artistry, Virtuosity, and Interpretation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Author: Anya Peterson Royce

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759115656

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 9143

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics, and style. To support her case, she examines artists as diverse as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, 17th century commedia dell'arte, Japanese kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, adding her own observations as a professional dancer in the classical ballet tradition. Royce also points to the recent move toward collaboration across artistic genres as evidence of the universality of aesthetics. Her analysis leads to a better understanding of artistic interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the artistic imagination as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate the wide range of Royce's cross-cultural approach. Her well-crafted volume will be of great interest to anthropologists, arts researchers, and students of cultural studies and performing arts.
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Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444340468

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment offers original essays that examine historical and contemporary approaches to conceptualizations of the body. In this ground-breaking work on the body and embodiment, the latest scholarship from anthropology and related social science fields is presented, providing new insights on body politics and the experience of the body Original chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworks Reflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropology Highlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment
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An Introduction

Author: Daniel Bloyce,Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134139136

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Who makes sport policy and why do we need it? What is the purpose of sport development programmes? Sport Policy and Development answers these questions and more by closely examining the complex relationships between modern sport, sport policy and development and other aspects of the wider society. These important issues are explored via detailed case studies of key aspects of sport policy and sport development activity, including: school sport and physical education social inclusion health elite sport sporting mega-events. Each case study demonstrates the ways in which the sport policy and development fields have changed, and are continually changing in response to the increasing political, social and cultural significance of sport. The book helps the reader to understand the complexities of the sport policy-making process, the increasing intervention of government in the sport policy and development fields, and how the short-term, ever-changing and frequently contradictory political priorities of government come to impact on the practice of sport policy and development. Accessible and engaging, this textbook is an invaluable introduction to sport policy and sport development for students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.
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An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783715176

Category: Electronic books

Page: 465

View: 5595

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Author: Gerald Griggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136476687

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Physical Education is a core component of the primary school curriculum. The primary years are perhaps the most significant period for motor development in children, a time during which basic movement competencies are developed and which offers the first opportunity for embedding physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. This is the first comprehensive introduction to the teaching of PE in the primary school to be written exclusively by primary PE specialists, with primary school teaching experience. The book highlights the importance of PE in the primary curriculum and the key issues facing primary teachers today, such as inclusion, training needs and the development of creativity. Central to the book are core chapters that examine each functional area common to many primary PE syllabi – including games, dance, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor learning – and give clear, practical guidance on how to teach each topic. Rooted throughout in sound theory and the latest evidence and research, this book is essential reading for all students, trainee teachers and qualified teachers looking to understand and develop their professional practice in primary Physical Education.
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