Lifestyle Sport in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Stephen C. Poulson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813575729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

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Triathlons, such as the famously arduous Ironman Triathlon, and “extreme” mountain biking—hair-raising events held over exceedingly dangerous terrain—are prime examples of the new “lifestyle sports” that have grown in recent years from oddball pursuits, practiced by a handful of characters, into multi-million-dollar industries. In Why Would Anyone Do That? sociologist Stephen C. Poulson offers a fascinating exploration of these new and physically demanding sports, shedding light on why some people find them so compelling. Drawing on interviews with lifestyle sport competitors, on his own experience as a participant, on advertising for lifestyle sport equipment, and on editorial content of adventure sport magazines, Poulson addresses a wide range of issues. He notes that these sports are often described as “authentic” challenges which help keep athletes sane given the demands they confront in their day-to-day lives. But is it really beneficial to “work” so hard at “play?” Is the discipline required to do these sports really an expression of freedom, or do these sports actually impose extraordinary degrees of conformity upon these athletes? Why Would Anyone Do That? grapples with these questions, and more generally with whether lifestyle sport should always be considered “good” for people. Poulson also looks at what happens when a sport becomes a commodity—even a sport that may have begun as a reaction against corporate and professional sport—arguing that commodification inevitably plays a role in determining who plays, and also how and why the sport is played. It can even help provide the meaning that athletes assign to their participation in the sport. Finally, the book explores the intersections of race, class, and gender with respect to participation in lifestyle and endurance sports, noting in particular that there is a near complete absence of people of color in most of these contests. In addition, Poulson examines how concepts of masculinity in triathlons have changed as women’s roles in this sport increase.
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Risk, Masculinity, and Meaning in a Postmodern Sport

Author: Jeffrey L. Kidder

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813571979

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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In the increasingly popular sport of parkour, athletes run, jump, climb, flip, and vault through city streetscapes, resembling urban gymnasts to passersby and awestruck spectators. In Parkour and the City, cultural sociologist Jeffrey L. Kidder examines the ways in which this sport involves a creative appropriation of urban spaces as well as a method of everyday risk-taking by a youth culture that valorizes individuals who successfully manage danger. Parkour’s modern development has been tied closely to the growth of the internet. The sport is inevitably a YouTube phenomenon, making it exemplary of new forms of globalized communication. Parkour’s dangerous stunts resonate, too, Kidder contends, with a neoliberal ideology that is ambivalent about risk. Moreover, as a male-dominated sport, parkour, with its glorification of strength and daring, reflects contemporary Western notions of masculinity. At the same time, Kidder writes, most athletes (known as “traceurs” or “freerunners”) reject a “daredevil” label, preferring a deliberate, reasoned hedging of bets with their own safety—rather than a “pushing the edge” ethos normally associated with extreme sports.
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Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change

Author: Cheryl Cooky,Michael A. Messner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813592062

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 314

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In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”
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Author: Prof. Karin Volkwein-Caplan

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1782550410

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Sport|Fitness|Culture focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness. The text introduces and analyzes current issues of importance for those concerned with human movement and culture, whether it is in the context of teaching physical education, coordinating/ marketing sport and recreational programs, coaching or serving the general population – young and old – with any form of physical activity. Sport|Fitness|Culture incorporates interdisciplinary, cutting-edge work reflecting various research paradigms from these theoretical perspectives: sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, gender and race studies and cultural studies. The fact that more and more people of all ages are participating in sport and physical activity means that serious attention must be paid to increasing awareness of the positive as well as the negative effects of such involvement. Indeed, sport has become a major socio-cultural factor in people’s lives. In the USA, there is hardly anyone who is not touched by this movement; however, people have very different experiences based on their cultural and socio-economic background, including gender, race/ethnicity, age, ability, as well as their sexual and religious orientations. This book will educate people about the importance of socio-cultural as well as psychological factors influencing people’s choices, opportunities, experiences and limitations in the domain of human movement.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada Audio-visual aids Catalogs

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An awareness list for school resource centres of print and nonprint materials.
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Author: Jean Jobin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736003124

Category: Medical

Page: 323

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In recent years, research has demonstrated that exercise programs can benefit patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Yet many physicians do not refer such patients to any kind of exercise or rehabilitation program. Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation examines the history of how pulmonary and cardiac diseases have been treated and shows how that history tends to constrain contemporary thinking in spite of significant advances in treatment. -Why do only a small percentage of eligible patients enroll in cardiopulmonary rehab programs? -What percentage of patients can be helped, and in what ways? -What are the most cost-efficient allocations of scarce financial resources for cardiac and pulmonary patients? The contributors to this book address these questions and provide answers that are challenging and often quite surprising. The First Qu�bec International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation was held in Qu�bec City in May 1999, bringing together experts from around the world to discuss every aspect of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Editors Jean Jobin, PhD, Fran�ois Maltais, MD, Pierre LeBlanc, MD, and Clermont Simard, PhD, selected the most groundbreaking papers presented at the conference and expanded on several of them for this reference. The book offers review articles and some original research. The editors' comprehensive introduction and conclusion provide an invaluable synthesis and overview of current understanding and future directions for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Whether you are a clinician, a researcher, an educator, or an administrator, Advances in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation will give you -an understanding of how trends in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation during the past century affect current practices, -hard data that will help you determine the best practices in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, -data that will enhance your ability to treat patients you may have assumed were untreatable, and -a clear overview of recent research in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Part I explains not only what has happened in the past, but how past and current practices may influence the future. Part II offers thorough scientific reviews of pharmacological treatment for CHF and COPD. Part III, offers the clearest discussion available--accompanied by extensive data--of how to decide who should be referred and who should not. Part IV discusses peripheral muscle limitations and dysfunction. Part V addresses risks and benefits for different kinds of patients, home exercise programs for COPD patients, interactions between exercise and left ventricular remodeling, and effects of temperature extremes on people with cardiovascular disease. Part VI explains how cardiopulmonary illness, as well as various rehab approaches, affect a patient's psychosocial health, and examines economic evaluations of rehab programs. Part VII deals with factors that affect quality of life and how to measure outcomes of treatment in terms of quality of life. Finally, part VIII looks to the future--what is likely to happen in the areas of technology, pharmacology, psychosocial factors, and self-help care. This well-researched volume (more than 2,200 bibliographical references) is essential for anyone who deals with cardiac or pulmonary patients. This is the only single volume that probes the scientific, clinical, economic, and even psychosocial frontiers of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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A Lifetime Supply of 21st Century Health Science In Daily Doses to Improve Your Lifestyle In Almost Every Way Imaginable

Author: Dr. Douglas N Graham

Publisher: FoodNSport

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 481

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Would you like to have a world-class coach helping you every day? Imagine what you can achieve with a Life Coach, a Health Coach, and a Fitness Coach in your head everyday. The people we admire usually have the advantage of world class information at their finger tips and with this great text available as your companion you can enjoy those same advantages. Perpetual Health, which acts very much like a year-long course is exceptionally wide-ranging, hitting on all kinds of ways that good nutrition and healthy lifestyles can be easily understood and just as easily implemented. If you want the motivation, the science, and the occasional good laugh at the sometimes crazy health scene, you have to read Perpetual Health. The beauty of the book is that it is designed to be read at a pace of just one lesson per day, so the time commitment is short, but the effect Perpetual Health will have on your health will be huge! Who Is This Book For? *Anyone who is interested in learning how to best increase their energy levels, *Athletes who want to sustain longer and better in their sport, *Anyone who wants to learn how to create a healthy lifestyle, *Anyone who wants to know how to get fit, *People that are 'sick' of getting recurring illnesses and want to do something about it, *Anyone who wishes they had just a little more energy to enjoy life more. You’ll gain a breadth of knowledge for those who already know and understand how to create abundant health, Perpetual Health 365 serves as a challenge and a tool for everyone to raise the bar, raise expectations, and improve lifestyle in almost every way imaginable. Perpetual Health is written like a year-long course, to be read one lesson per day for the entire year. Dr. Graham covers a huge variety of topics, as this book is truly his masterpiece work on health. The 378 lessons are each short enough to be read and understood in under 10 minutes, limiting your daily time commitment while making this fairly long book much easier to read. Perpetual Health is designed to help you bring healthy changes into every aspect of your lifestyle, including the way you think about yourself and the way you talk to yourself. Expect the influence of Dr. Graham’s epic book, the one he wants you to remember him by, to have a profound influence on your life. The best gift you could possibly give yourself and your loved ones is the gift of Perpetual Health. Dr. Graham holds your hand and guides you along a journey into healthful living. Perpetual Health is a course in health that you can take one day/one page at a time. I have always appreciated the beauty of perpetual calendars, so why not a perpetual course? Each day’s lesson explores a single health concept or factor, addresses it in depth, and then moves on. By the time you return to the lesson, a full year later, much of what you read a year ago will either seem new to you again, or be an old friend that you are happy to revisit, expanding your understanding and appreciation for the depth of the message. What You’ll Get From This Book? *Learn how to become more fit, *Learn which foods are providing you with the most energy per bite, *Learn which supplements work and why most don’t, *Learn how to effectively lose weight, *Learn the fundamentals about health production in your body, *Learn why some people don’t burn fat, *Learn how to create more health. Whatever you're looking for - weight loss, more energy, freedom from disease, a total feeling of well-being that you may never have experienced before in your life - you can have it. Make this year YOUR YEAR, with Perpetual Health.
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Author: Harold Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072476712

Category: Aging

Page: 213

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This new edition is representative of the field of gerontology in that it is interdisciplinary in its approach. The public press articles in this volume were chosen because they address the most relevant and current problems in the field of aging and present a variety of divergent views on the appropriate solutions to these problems. These well-illustrated articles are written by gerontologists, educators, researchers and writers, and provide an effective and useful perspective on today's important topics in the study of aging.
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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406727794

Category: History

Page: 459

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Yuval Noah Harari ist der Weltstar unter den Historikern. In «Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit» erzählte er vom Aufstieg des Homo Sapiens zum Herrn der Welt. In «Homo Deus» ging es um die Zukunft unserer Spezies. Sein neues Buch schaut auf das Hier und Jetzt und konfrontiert uns mit den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit. Wie unterscheiden wir Wahrheit und Fiktion im Zeitalter der Fake News? Was sollen wir unseren Kindern beibringen? Wie können wir in unserer unübersichtlichen Welt moralisch handeln? Wie bewahren wir Freiheit und Gleichheit im 21. Jahrhundert? Seit Jahrtausenden hat die Menschheit über den Fragen gebrütet, wer wir sind und was wir mit unserem Leben anfangen sollen. Doch jetzt setzen uns die heraufziehende ökologische Krise, die wachsende Bedrohung durch Massenvernichtungswaffen und der Aufstieg neuer disruptiver Technologien unter Zeitdruck. Bald schon wird irgendjemand darüber entscheiden müssen, wie wir die Macht nutzen, die künstliche Intelligenz und Biotechnologie bereit halten. Dieses Buch will möglichst viele Menschen dazu anregen, sich an den großen Debatten unserer Zeit zu beteiligen, damit die Antworten nicht von den blinden Kräften des Marktes gegeben werden.
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The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Author: Robert D. Putnam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743203046

Category: History

Page: 541

View: 4991

Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.
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Redefining Functionalism

Author: Jonathan Bell,Ellie Stathaki

Publisher: Laurence King Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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The New Modern House is a comprehensive look at the emerging trend of architecture that favours substance over style, combining functional design and sustainable processes with a straightforward, honest aesthetic. It features 50 residential case studies from around the world; all are accompanied by full details, models, sketches and diagrams, allowing a doser look at their conception and construction.
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Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

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Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A

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