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

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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

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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: 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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Author: David Sansone

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520913325

Category: History

Page: 180

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How is sport in contemporary society related to sport in earlier civilizations? Why is the expenditure of energy involved in sport considered exhilarating, while the equivalent expenditure of energy in other contexts can be dispiriting? David Sansone offers answers to these questions and advances a revolutionary thesis to account for the widespread phenomenon of sport. Drawing upon ethnological findings to demonstrate the ritual character of sport, he explores the relationship between ancient Greek sport and sacrificial ritual and traces elements common to both back to primitive origins.
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A Sourcebook with Translations

Author: Waldo E. Sweet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364835

Category: History

Page: 302

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Aimed at readers of all levels--from student to classics buff to serious scholars--this sourcebook looks at sport and recreation in ancient Greece through translated accounts of ancient Greek and Latin authors. It examines such diversions as the ancient Olympic Games, athletic clothing, women in sports, dining, dancing, and fishing. Sport and Recreation in Ancient Greece offers a wide range of topics geared to students' interests, new translations into readable English that facilitate their introduction to the subject, and a rich assortment of illustrations. The questions following each translation help students understand the passages, while the presentation of contradictory evidence challenges them to evaluate different points of view, both in the study of ancient culture and in their own daily lives. Successfully tested in college classrooms for a ten years, this book provides an excellent springboard for the study of ancient Greek history, classical literature, or sports history.
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Author: Noel Dyck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859733127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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An inclination to view games and sport as ephemeral, non-serious, and inconsequential has served to discourage the distinctive contribution that anthropology might make to the study of sport, as well as the rich insights that a fuller appreciation of sport might furnish to anthropology. This book brings a distinctively anthropological approach to the deep significance of sport and games in everyday life. Contributors examine individual and team sports and sporting practices, from 'football' (ie, soccer) to gymnastics, to unusual but nonetheless highly developed indigenous games such as Amerindian archery in South America and kabaddi in India. Sports are shown to provide a particularly revealing window through which to examine such topics as nationalism, transnationalism, ethnicity, class relations, the body, health, identity, gender, schooling and child rearing. Contributors also address contemporary concerns with narrative, practice theory, celebrity, mass media and entertainment, tourism and the consumption of cultural commodities. This accessible book will be of interest to students and scholars in anthropology, cultural studies, geography, sociology and sport sciences, as well as to anyone seeking an international perspective on the cultural, political, and economic salience of contemporary sport.
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A History of the Game

Author: Donald M. Fisher

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869389

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 584

Traces the evolution of the sport from the pre-colonial era to the founding in 2001 of a professional outdoor league as told from the perspectives of the people behind each development step, citing its Mohawk origins, efforts toward its popularization, its coaching endeavors, and the impact of women and minorities.
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Author: Harold Arthur Harris

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801407185

Category: History

Page: 288

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Explores the social and historical aspects of ancient sporting activities as well as describing techniques and equipment
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An Introduction

Author: Eric Bain-Selbo,D. Gregory Sapp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472506987

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: Benjamin Lowe

Publisher: Stipes Publishing, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 627

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Kulturgeschichte, Länder, Olympische-Bewegung, Politik.
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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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Author: Robert R. Sands

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736034371

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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" 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: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135278822

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 8359

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.
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Author: Ernest Cashmore

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415348544

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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This book looks at sport not just as recreation, but as an integral part of contemporary culture, with connections to industry, commerce and politics. It explores the history and theories of sport, and touches on more controversial issues.
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Author: Jeremy MacClancy

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Sport is now a major industry -- and one of increasing importance throughout both the developed and developing world -- but, until now, it has received little serious attention from anthropologists. In this first general book on the anthropology of sport, the contributors look at how different sports are used by a wide variety of peoples to express, manipulate and negotiate their identities, and to challenge the way they are defined by others. Chapters address: -the role played by football teams in colonial Zimbabwe to express locals' autonomy from their British rulers; -the evolution of one of Venice's central festive occasions -- its regatta -- from a ritual of state to a sport of the people; modern and postmodern transformations of polo in Pakistan, its original home -the resolution of problematic aspects of social life in Turkey through wrestling; -the manner by which Catalan nationalists successfully exploited the Barcelona Olympics for their own political ends; and -the controversy between anglers and anti-anglers in Britain. This pioneering volume will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists, sport historians and all those interested in this popular subject.
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Author: Heather J. Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136875603

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and anthropology (the socio-cultural perspective), sport and tourism studies, and business studies. One of the dangers of a new area of study is that the body of knowledge is built on a range of seemingly unrelated studies. By grounding work in a theoretical perspective, future work can be linked to, and contribute to building a cohesive understanding of various aspects of sport tourism. This book is an edited collection written by some of the top scholars working in a particular domain throughout the world, providing a compendium of theories and concepts that can be used to frame research on various aspects of sport tourism. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in Society.
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Essays in Social History

Author: William Joseph Baker,James Anthony Mangan

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 309

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Author: Joseph B. Oxendine

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803286092

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 334

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“Neither the highly commercialized nature of professional sports today nor the more casual attitude prevailing in amateur activities captures the essence of Indian sport,” writes Joseph B. Oxendine. Through sport, Indians sought blessings from a higher spirit. Sport that evolved from religious rites retained a spiritual dimension, as seen in the attitude and manner of preparing and participating. In American Indian Sports Heritage, Oxendine discusses the history and importance in everyday life of ball games (especially lacrosse), running, archery, swimming, snow snake, hoop-and-pole, and games of chance. Indians gained nationwide visibility as athletes in baseball and football; the teams at boarding schools such as the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania and the Haskell Institute in Kansas were especially famous. Oxendine describes the apex of Indian sports during the first three decades of the twentieth century and chronicles the decline since. He looks at the career of the legendary Jim Thorpe and provides brief biographies of other Indian athletes before and after 1930.
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