History

Sport and Society | Dennis Brailsford

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CULTURE, CIVILIZATION AND HUMAN SOCIETY – Volume I | Herbert Arlt ,Donald G. Daviau

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Culture, Civilization and Human Society theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Culture, Civilization and Human Society deals, in two volumes and cover five main topics, with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Theory and History of Culture; Cultural Heritage; Mass Culture, Popular Culture and Cultural Identity; Cultural Interaction; Twentieth-Century Perspectives on Culture which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs..

Sports & Recreation

Sporting Society or Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories - Stories Humorous and Curious; Wrinkles of the Field and the Race-Course; Anecdotes of the Stable and the Kennel; with Numerous Practical Notes on Shooting and Fishing - | Fox Russell

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This vintage book contains a collection of humorous stories of the field and racecourse, anecdotes of the stable and kennel, and numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing. Entertaining and insightful, this volume will appeal to those with an interest in country pursuits, and would make for a fantastic addition to allied collections. Contents include: "The Influence of Field Sports on Character", "Old-Fashioned Angling", "Partridge Day's it Was and as It is", "Simpson's Snipe", "Podgers' Pointer", "The Dead Heat", "Only the Mare", "Hunting in the Midlands", "A Military Steeplechase", "How I Won my Handicap", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting..

Political Science

Parliamentary Assembly Documents, Working papers 2000 Ordinary Session (First part), Volume I | Europe. Council of, Parliame

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Sports & Recreation

Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies) | Dennis Brailsford

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This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time element on the nature and style of sporting activities. The book covers current issues such as soccer hooliganism , government intervention in sport, and the influence of television on sport..

Social Science

Women, Sport, Society | Roberta J Park,Patricia Vertinsky

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During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have made contributions to physical education, dance and sport that go far beyond being teachers, athletes and coaches. They have created and implemented an astonishing variety of programs intended to serve the needs of large numbers of children and youth sometimes organizing student health services, as well as chairing departments of physical education. They have worked as directors of sport, physical education and dance, running playgrounds and recreational facilities and have created and/or served as important officers of a variety of sporting organizations. This book explores the contributions and achievements of women in a variety of historical and geographical contexts which, not surprisingly opens opportunities for additions, revisions and counter-narratives to accepted histories of physical education and sport science. It seeks to broaden our understandings about the backgrounds, motivations and achievements of dedicated women working to improve health and bodily practices in a variety of different arenas and for often different purposes. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport..

Social Science

Sport and Society in Modern France | Richard Holt

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Political Science

Sport, Politics and Society In the Middle East | Danyel Reiche,Tamir Sorek

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Sport in the Middle East has become a major issue in global affairs. The contributors to this timely volume discuss the intersection of political and cultural processes related to sport in the region. Eleven chapters trace the historical institutionalization of sport and the role it has played in negotiating "Western" culture. Sport is found to be a contested terrain where struggles are being fought over the inclusion of women, over competing definitions of national identity, over preserving social memory, and over press freedom. Also discussed are the implications of mega-sporting events for host countries, and how both elite sport policies and sports industries in the region are being shaped. Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East draws on academic disciplines from the humanities and social sciences to offer in-depth, theoretically grounded, and richly empirical case studies. It employs diverse research methodologies, from ethnography and in-depth interviews to archival research, to make a lasting contribution to this critical subject..

Business & Economics

Why Sports Morally Matter | William Morgan

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When we accept that advertisers and sponsors dictate athletic schedules, that success in sport is measured by revenue, that athletes’ loyalties lie with their commercial agents instead of teams and that game rules exist to be tested and broken in the pursuit of a win, what does our regard for sport say about the moral and political well-being of our society? Why Sports Morally Matter is a deeply critical examination of pressing ethical issues in sports – and in society as a whole. Exploring the broad historical context of modern America, William J. Morgan argues that the current state of sports is a powerful indictment of our wealth-driven society and hyper-individualistic way of life. Taking on critics from all sides of the political debate, Morgan makes the case that, despite the negating effect of free market values, sport still possesses important features that encourage social, moral and political values crucial to the flourishing of a democratic polity. It is this potential to transform society and the individual that makes sport a key battleground in the struggle for the moral soul of twenty-first century America..

Business & Economics

Sports Events, Society and Culture | Katherine Dashper,Thomas Fletcher,Nicola Mccullough

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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..

Social Science

Public Sociology | John Germov,Marilyn Poole

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From the future of work to the nature of our closest relationships, how do we understand the links between our personal troubles and wider public issues in society today? Now into its fourth edition, Public Sociology continues to highlight the relevance of a grounded sociological perspective to Australian social life, as well as encouraging students to apply a sociological gaze to their own lives and the communities in which they live. Public Sociology presents a wide range of topics in a user-friendly and accessible way, introducing key theories and research methods, and exploring core themes, including youth, families and intimate relationships, class and inequality and race and ethnic relations. All chapters have been extensively revised to bring them up to date in a fast-changing social world, reflecting the latest sociological debates in response to changing lifestyles and evolving political landscapes. In addition to updated statistics and research findings, an expanded glossary and the latest citations to the scholarly literature, the text features a completely new chapter on gender and sexualities with expanded discussion of LGBTIQ+. This new edition also explores contemporary issues ranging from the #MeToo movement to marriage equality, fake news and 'alt facts'. This is the essential sociological reference to help students make sense of a complex and challenging world. NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION: * A new chapter on gender and sexualities and expanded discussion of intersectionality * Exploration of the latest social issues including #MeToo, rising inequality, and the 'post-truth' age * All chapters thoroughly revised and updated with the latest research * Updated book website with extra readings, YouTube clips, and case studies * A new feature, Visual Sociology, helps the reader analyse the power of visual messaging 'With a firm base in the richest traditions of the discipline and with a remarkably approachable format, this book offers an excellent introduction to a wide array of sociology's concerns, making it suitable for all Australian social science undergraduates.' Gary Wickham, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Murdoch University 'A sophisticated yet accessible introduction to social identities, differences and inequalities, and social transformations.' Jo Lindsay, Professor in Sociology, Monash University 'Sweeping and lucid...communicates with ease and simplicity.' Toni Makkai, Emeritus Professor, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

Sports & Recreation

The Softball Coaching Bible | National Fastpitch Coaches Association

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Now, for the first time in the sport of fastpitch softball, you can learn from successful coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In The Softball Coaching Bible, 28 of the top U.S. coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you enhance the experience and development of your own athletes. Developed in cooperation with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), The Softball Coaching Bible was written by the greatest assembly of college and high school softball coaches ever. The text provides the finer points of coaching softball, presented in an engaging manner that makes the contents easy to apply to your own ball club. The topics range from teaching the best skills and drills to subjects rarely written about, such as developing responsible athletes and building character and loyalty in players. Find out how Mike Candrea develops productive hitters at the University of Arizona, and follow the advice of Fresno State University’s Margie Wright for competing in tournaments and playoffs. This landmark work covers all the bases, from recruiting players to attracting fans. The Softball Coaching Bible also contains information on professional development: moving through the coaching ranks, making use of other coaches and professional organizations, avoiding coaching burnout, and attending and running camps and clinics. Chapter after chapter, this book provides the game plan for building a winning program. The Softball Coaching Bible is filled with insights and expert advice to help you learn and grow. Soak it up, enjoy the stories, and discover the wisdom of the sport’s finest mentors. ContentsIntroduction: Learning From the Best by Jacquie JosephPart I Coaching Priorities and Principles Chapter 1 Sharing a Love for the Game Dianne Baker Chapter 2 Making Softball Fun Margo Jonker Chapter 3 Competing With Class Carol Bruggeman Chapter 4 Out-Hustling Your Opponent Teresa Wilson Chapter 5 Coaching With Integrity Marge Willadsen Part II Program Building and Management Chapter 6 Organizing and Orchestrating a Winning Program Joanne Graf Chapter 7 Mentoring Within Your Staff Gayle Blevins Chapter 8 Building a Recruiting Network Brian Kolze Chapter 9 Marketing and Promoting Your Program Yvette Girouard Chapter 10 Establishing a Successful High School Program Denny Throneburg Part III Creative and Effective Practice Sessions Chapter 11 Organizing Indoor and Outdoor Practices Bill Edwards Chapter 12 Conducting Innovative Practices Deb Pallozzi Chapter 13 Using Practice Drills Effectively Betty Hoff and Jacki Wright Part IV Individual Skills and Team Strategies Chapter 14 Developing Productive Hitters Mike Candrea Chapter 15 Manufacturing Runs Jay Miller Chapter 16 Producing Elite Pitchers Cheri K. Kempf Chapter 17 Charging Up the Battery Lori Sippel Chapter 18 Playing Situational Defense Linda Wells Chapter 19 Competing in Tournaments and Playoffs Margie Wright Part V Player Motivation and Leadership Chapter 20 Winning the Mental Game Jeff Janssen Chapter 21 Building Team Chemistry Rhonda Revelle Chapter 22 Developing Responsible Athletes Elaine Sortino Chapter 23 Building Loyalty and Tradition in Players Carol Hutchins Chapter 24 Inspiring Today’s Players Mona Stevens Part VI Off-the-Field Opportunities, Challenges, and Pressures Chapter 25 Learning and Developing As a Professional Rayla J. Allison Chapter 26 Conducting Camps and Clinics Judi Garman Chapter 27 Beating the Burnout Factor Sharon J. Drysdale and Karren J. Drysdale.

Philosophy

Collected Supernotational Writings Vol.I | John O'Loughlin

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In Volume 1 of a projected two-volume philosophy project, author John O'Loughlin has combined the titles 'Devil and God', 'From Materialism to Idealism', 'Towards the Supernoumenon', and 'Elemental Spectra', all of which date from the mid-late 1980s, with a view to bringing some kind of strict chronology to bear on a series of writings that he dubs 'supernotational', to distinguish them from essays on the one hand and strictly aphoristic or maximistic material on the other hand, thereby treading a kind of half-way house between essays and aphorisms in the interests of what became a gradual progression towards an enhanced sense of philosophical logic commensurate, so he believes, with 'Supertruth' and, ultimately, a kind of plateau of aphoristic purism. – A Centretruths editorial.

Sports & Recreation

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society | C. Richard King

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For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress this pattern of neglect, presenting a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of Asian American athletes, coaches, and teams in North America. The contributors interrogate the sociocultural contexts in which Asian Americans lived and played, detailing the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of Asian Americans playing sport in North America. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the Asian American experience, ethnic relations, and the history of sport..

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SBI Clerk 2020 | Practice Kit for Clerk (Prelims & Mains) VOL-I | 20 Full-length Mock Tests | Rohit Manglik

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The state bank of India is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body. It is a government corporation statutory body headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The SBI clerk (Junior Associates) is a very popular competitive exam among banking aspirants. It always has been a reputed job for candidates to work in the State Bank of India. Due to its popularity among banking aspirants, a huge number of candidates apply for SBI Clerk every year. SBI Clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts..

Social Science

My Apprenticeship | Beatrice Potter Webb

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This early work by Beatrice Potter Webb was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'My Apprenticeship Vol. I.' is the first volume of fascinating work on Victorian society. Beatrice Potter Webb was born in Gloucester, England in 1858. Both her mother and brother died early in her childhood leaving her to be raised by her father, Richard Potter. He was a successful businessman with large railroad interests and many influential friends in politics and industry whose company the young Beatrice would become accustomed to. Upon reaching adulthood, Potter moved to London and helped her cousin, Charles, a social reformer, research his book The Life and Labour of the People in London. It was during this time that she was introduced to Sidney James Webb, who later became her husband and collaborator. The Webb's, together, wrote eleven volumes of work which arguably shaped the way subsequent scholars thought about sociology. They also collaborated on more than 100 books and articles on the conditions of factory workers, and the economic history of Britain, among other subjects..

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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 136, No. 4, 1992) | ,

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Sports & Recreation

France and the 1998 World Cup | Hugh Dauncey,Geoff Hare

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The contributions here cover the major socio-economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of the 1998 World Cup. It is set within the sporting context of the history and organization of French football and the French tradition of using major sporting events to focus world attention..

Environmental indicators

ENVIRONMENTAL INDICES : SYSTEMS ANALYSIS APPROACH - Volume I | Yuri A. Pykh ,D. Eric Hyatt,Roman J.M Lenz

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Environmental Indices: Systems Analysis Approach examines the theoretical development of environmental indices and their practical application. Indicators can be powerful tools in guiding data and information collection processes, and careful development will lead to more focused and cost-effective global monitoring and observing systems at international level. The authorship is drawn from a group of internationally distinguished scientists and researches who are actively working towards a comprehensive set of tools and protocols such as simulation models, fuzzy clustering analysis and GIS methodologies that will lead to the development of meaningful environmental indices. This book will be a vital reference work for students, teachers and researches, together with policy makers, planners and all professional involved in development programs..

History

Sports and Freedom | Ronald A. Smith

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Perhaps more than any other two colleges, Harvard and Yale gave form to American intercollegiate athletics--a form that was inspired by the Oxford-Cambridge rivalry overseas, and that was imitated by colleges and universities throughout the United States. Focusing on the influence of these prestigious eastern institutions, this fascinating study traces the origins and development of intercollegiate athletics in America from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Smith begins with an historical overview of intercollegiate athletics and details the evolution of individual sports--crew, baseball, track and field, and especially football. Then, skillfully setting various sports events in their broader social and cultural contexts, Smith goes on to discuss many important issues that are still relevant today: student-faculty competition for institutional athletic control; the impact of the professional coach on big-time athletics; the false concept of amateurism in college athletics; and controversies over eligibility rules. He also reveals how the debates over brutality and ethics created the need for a central organizing body, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which still runs college sports today. Sprinkled throughout with spicy sports anecdotes, from the Thanksgiving Day Princeton-Yale football game that drew record crowds in the 1890s to a meeting with President Theodore Roosevelt on football violence, this lively, in-depth investigation will appeal to serious sports buffs as well as to anyone interested in American social and cultural history..

Electronic books

A History of Homosexuality in Europe, Vol. I & II | Florence Tamagne

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Just crawling out from under the Victorian blanket, Europe was devastated by a gruesome war that consumed the flower of its youth. Tamagne examines the currents of nostalgia and yearning, euphoria, rebellion, and exploration in the post-war era, and the b".

Sports & Recreation

Sport and Ireland | Paul Rouse

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This is the first history of sport in Ireland, locating the history of sport within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. Sport and Ireland demonstrates that there are aspects of Ireland's sporting history that are uniquely Irish and are defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe. What is equally apparent, though, is that the Irish sporting world is unique only in part; much of the history of Irish sport is a shared history with that of other societies. Drawing on an unparalleled range of sources - government archives, sporting institutions, private collections, and more than sixty local, national, and international newspapers - this volume offers a unique insight into the history of the British Empire in Ireland and examines the impact that political partition has had on the organization of sport there. Paul Rouse assesses the relationship between sport and national identity, how sport influences policy-making in modern states, and the ways in which sport has been colonized by the media and has colonized it in turn. Each chapter of Sport and Ireland contains new research on the place of sport in Irish life: the playing of hurling matches in London in the eighteenth century, the growth of cricket to become the most important sport in early Victorian Ireland, and the enlistment of thousands of members of the Gaelic Athletic Association as soldiers in the British Army during the Great War. Rouse draws out the significance of animals to the Irish sporting tradition, from the role of horse and dogs in racing and hunting, to the cocks, bulls, and bears that were involved in fighting and baiting..

Fiction

Delphi Dickensiana Volume I (Illustrated) | Dickensiana Volume I

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In tribute to the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens, Delphi Classics is pleased to introduce Dickensiana, a first of its kind e-compilation of period accounts of Dickens’s life and works, rare 19th and early 20th century books and articles about Dickens and Dickensian locales, reminiscences by family, friends and colleagues, tribute poems, parodies, satires and sequels based on his works and much more, spiced with an abundance of vintage images. Delphi looks forward to publishing further volumes and welcomes suggestions for additional texts and images. Features: * 14 Dickensian books - immerse yourself in the world of literature's greatest novelist! * a detailed short prose works section, with rare articles and extracts * a range of Dickensian poems inspired by the writings of the great man * a SPECIAL Dickensiana image section, featuring rare vintage postcards in beautiful colour * a Dickensian's treasure trove of scholarly texts * IMPROVED texts and formatting Contents The Books CHARLES DICKENS AND HIS FRIENDS BY W. TEIGNMOUTH SHORE THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS’S LAST PLOT BY ANDREW LANG IN JAIL WITH CHARLES DICKENS BY ALFRED TRUMBLE MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS DICKENS-LAND BY J.A. NICKLIN PICKWICKIAN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS BY PERCY FITZGERALD CHRISTMAS EVE WITH THE SPIRITS THE PROBLEM OF EDWIN DROOD BY W. ROBERTSON NICOLL MICAWBER REDIVIVUS BY JONATHAN COALFIELD PICKWICKIAN STUDIES BY PERCY FITZGERALD PHIZ AND DICKENS, AS THEY APPEARED TO EDGAR BROWNE A WEEK’S TRAMP IN DICKENS-LAND BY WILLIAM R. HUGHES CHARLES DICKENS AS A READER BY CHARLES KENT THE INNS AND TAVERNS OF “PICKWICK” BY B.W. MATZ The Shorter Prose A LITERARY HIGHWAY EXTRACT FROM “A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE” A CHILD’S JOURNEY WITH DICKENS CHARLES DICKENS AND ROCHESTER A WALK WITH AN IMMORTAL NEW CHAPTERS FROM ‘THE LIFE OF DICKENS’ NEW FACTS ABOUT THE REAL CHARLES DICKENS MEN AND MEMORIES: PERSONAL REMINISCENCES CHARLES DICKENS AS I KNEW HIM DICKENS IN AMERICA EXTRACT FROM “PEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHARLES DICKENS’S READINGS, TAKEN FROM LIFE” PORTRAITS AND MEMOIRS HARD TIMES (REFINISHED) UNDER THE SHADOW OF BLEAK HOUSE THE WOODEN MIDSHIPMAN MISS BETSEY TROTWOOD’S DISAPPEARING DICKENSLAND ROUND ABOUT DOTHEBOY’S HALL THACKERAY AND DICKENS MEMORIES OF CHARLES DICKENS DICKENS’S CHARACTERS AND THEIR PROTOTYPES THE FRIENDSHIP OF CHARLES DICKENS AND WASHINGTON IRVING CHARLES DICKENS’S RELIGION CHARLES DICKENS IN ILLINOIS PICKWICKIAN BATH NICHOLAS NICKLEBY AT HIND HEAD LITERARY GEOGRAPHY: THE COUNTRY OF DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE FINAL STAVE OF “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” "PHIZ" A MEMOIR THE CITY OF EDWIN DROOD “BOZ” AND BOULOGNE DICKENS AND GRAVESEND DICKENS IN SWITZERLAND CHARLES DICKENS’ MANUSCRIPTS DICKENS THE SHADOW ON DICKENS’S LIFE EXTRACT FROM “CROWDING MEMORIES” EXTRACT FROM “OLD FRIENDS. BEING LITERARY RECOLLECTIONS OF OTHER DAYS” The Poetry LIST OF POEMS Dickensiana Images DICKENS'S CHILDREN DICKENS POSTCARDS.

Social Science

The Sport Star | Barry Smart

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Why are sport stars central to celebrity culture? What are the implications of their fame? Proceeding from a broadly based discussion of heroism, fame and celebrity, Smart addresses a number of prominent modern sports and sport stars, including Michael Jordan (basketball), David Beckham (football), Tiger Woods (golf), Anna Kournikova and the Williams sisters (tennis). He analyses the development of modern sport in the UK and USA, demonstrating the key economic and cultural factors that have contributed to the popularity of sport stars, while examining issues such as race and gender, the impact of professionalization, growing media coverage, the role of agents and the increasing presence of commercial corporations providing sponsorship and endorsement contracts. This book situates the sport star as the embodiment of the various tensions of age, class, race, gender and culture. It argues that sporting figures possess an increasingly rare quality of authenticity that gives them the capacity to lift and inspire people. The book is a major contribution to the sociology and culture of sport and celebrity..

Biography & Autobiography

The Brontë Family - With Special Reference to Patrick Branwell Brontë - | Francis A. Leyland

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This is volume I of Francis A. Leyland's 1886 work “The Brontë Family”, a detailed investigation into the lives and works of the seminal English literary family. The Brontës were a famous literary family during the nineteenth century synonymous with the West Riding area of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849), are now world-famous poets and novelists; and their father, Patrick Brontë (1777 – 1861), was also an author. Numerous novels produced by this family have since become classics of English literature. “The Brontë Family” constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the work of the three sisters, and is not to be missed by students of English literature or its history. Contents include: “Early Circumstances Of The Brontës”, “Mrs. Brontë”, “The Rev. Patrick Brontë”, “The Girlhood Of The Brontë Sisters”, “Branwell's Boyhood”, “The Literary Tastes Of The Children”, “Youth”, etc. This volume offers fantastic insights into the people behind the literature, exploring their letters, relationships, friends, and more in wonderful detail. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of literature lovers now and for years to come..

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Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. I—1841-1857 (of 4 ) (Illustrations) | Charles Larcom Graves

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Example in this ebook The title of this work indicates at once its main source and its limitations. The files of Punch have been generally admitted to be a valuable mine of information on the manners, customs, and fashions of the Victorian age, and of the wealth of material thus provided liberal use has been made. But it must not be forgotten that Punch has always been a London paper, and that in so far as English life is reflected in his pages, London always comes first, though in this volume, and especially during the "Hungry 'Forties," Lancashire comes a very good second. For pictures of provincial society—such, for example, as that given in Cranford or in the novels of Trollope—or of life in Edinburgh or Dublin, the chronicler of Victorian England must look outside Punch. The "country cousin" is not forgotten, but for the most part comes into view when he is on a visit to London, not when he is on his native heath. Yet even with these deductions the amount of material is embarrassingly rich. And this is due not only to the multiplicity of subjects treated, but to the manner in which they were discussed. Of Punch, in his early days at any rate, the criticism recently applied to Victorian writers in general by a writer in Blackwood holds good: "They had a great deal to say, and they said it sometimes in too loud a voice. Such was their virtue, to which their vice was akin. Their vice was the vice of rhetoric. They fell to the temptation of many words. They wrote too often as the tub-thumper speaks, without much self-criticism and with a too fervent desire to be heard immediately and at all costs." In the 'forties Punch doubled the rôles of jester and political pamphleteer, and in the latter capacity indulged in a great deal of vehement partisan rhetoric. The loudest, the most passionate and moving as well as the least judicial of his spokesmen was Douglas Jerrold. The choice of dividing lines between periods must always be somewhat artificial, but I was confirmed in my decision to end the first volume with the year of the Indian Mutiny by the fact that it coincided with the death of Douglas Jerrold, who from 1841 to 1857 had, more than any other writer, been responsible for the Radical and humanitarian views expressed in Punch. My task would have been greatly simplified by the exclusion of politics altogether. But to do that would have involved the neglect of what is, after all, perhaps the most interesting and in many ways the most honourable phase of Punch's history, his championship of the poor and oppressed, and his efforts to bridge the gap between the "Two Nations"—the phrase which was used and justified in the finest passage of Disraeli's Sybil, and which I have chosen as the title for the first part of the present volume. To write a Social History of England at any time without reference to the political background would be difficult; it is practically impossible in a chronicle based on Punch in the 'forties and 'fifties. In the second part I have endeavoured to redress the balance. Here one recognizes the advantages of Punch's London outlook in dealing with the Court and fashion and the acute contrasts furnished between Mayfair on the one hand and the suburbs and slums on the other. No attempt has been made to represent Punch as infallible whether as a recorder, a critic, or a prophet. He was often wrong, unjust, and even cruel—notably in his view of Peel and Lincoln, and in his conduct of the "No Popery" crusade—though he seldom failed to make amends, even to the extent of standing in a white sheet over Lincoln's grave. To be continue in this ebook.

Sports & Recreation

Sport in America, Volume II | David K. Wiggins

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Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization, Volume II, presents 18 thought-provoking essays focusing on the changes and patterns in American sport during six distinct eras over the past 400 years. The selections are entirely different from those in the first volume, discussing diverse topics such as views of sport in the Puritan society of colonial New England, gender roles and the croquet craze of the 1800s, and the Super Bowl's place in contemporary sport. Each of the six parts includes an introduction to the essays, allowing readers to relate them to the cultural changes and influences of the period. Readers will find essays on well-known topics written by established scholars as well as new approaches and views from recent studies. Suitable for use as a stand-alone or supplemental text in undergraduate and graduate sport history courses, Sport in America provides students with opportunities to examine selected sport topics in more depth, realize a greater understanding of sport throughout history, and consider the interrelationships of sport and other societal institutions. Essays are arranged chronologically from the early American period to the present day to provide the proper historical context and offer perspective on changes that have occurred in sport over time. Also, a list of suggested readings provided in each part offers readers the opportunity to expand their thinking on the nature of sport throughout American history. Essays on how Pinehurst Golf Course was created, the interconnection between sport and the World War I military experience, and discussion of sport icons such as Joe Louis, Walter Camp, Jackie Robinson, and Cal Ripken Jr. allow readers to explore sport as a reflection of the changing values and norms of society. Sport in America: From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization, Volume II, provides students and scholars with perspectives regarding the role of sport at particular moments in American history and gives them an appreciation for the complex intersections of sport with society and culture..

Business & Economics

Temperatism, Volume I | Carrie Foster

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What if organization's pursued something other than an economic agenda? It may appear on the surface that this is a na•ve question, but it is a fundamental question about the role of organizations in our society. Why has the capitalist profit and neo-liberal agenda become so entrenched in Western society that we can't possibly imagine anything different? The evidence that the system is flawed is plentiful and yet we still hang onto what we know, a little like a relationship that has past it's best before date but is not yet damaging enough for a parting of ways. Do we ignore the evidence out of fear or because there appears to be no viable alternative? If growth and profit is part of the equation then what alternative is there to capitalism? This book explores what different might look like and in doing so proposes an alternative paradigm. It seeks to begin a dialogue about whether, if growth and profit are an important part of the equation, then 'Important for what purpose?' What follows is a proposition of an alternative agenda for organizations, one of doing good and the introduction of a new business framework - Temperatism..

Sports & Recreation

Fight Sports and American Masculinity | Christopher David Thrasher

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Throughout America’s past, some men have feared the descent of their gender into effeminacy, and turned their eyes to the ring in hopes of salvation. This work explains how the dominant fight sports in the United States have changed over time in response to broad shifts in American culture and ideals of manhood, and presents a narrative of American history as seen from the bars, gyms, stadiums and living rooms of the heartland. Ordinary Americans were the agents who supported and participated in fight sports and determined its vision of masculinity. This work counters the economic determinism prevalent in studies of American fight sports, which overemphasize profit as the driving force in the popularization of these sports. The author also disputes previous scholarship’s domestic focus, with an appreciation of how American fight sports are connected to the rest of the world..

Art

Friends and Foes Volume I | Graeme Watson,Barbara Gabriella Renzi,Elisabetta Viggiani

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The product of an international, multi-disciplinary conference at Queen’s University Belfast, the two-volume Friends and Foes series offers an illuminating investigation of the relationship between friendship and conflict by established and emerging scholars. In this first volume, which collects together philosophical and cultural essays on the topic, the authors raise and tackle some of the most pertinent issues central to the understanding, and making, of friendship. What constitutes friendship? What challenges, duties and pleasures does friendship entail? The ambiguity of friendship is a recurring theme in the book, and Mark Vernon’s essay on the philosophical history of thinking about friendship’s ambiguity provides the perfect point of entry for discussion of the compelling literary and theatrical representations which follow, in the work of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Gregory Burke, and Edgar Allan Poe..

History

Introduction aux études canadiennes | Geoffrey Ewen,Colin M. Coates

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Dans un pays où la géographie culturelle est en perpétuelle évolution, il est souvent difficile d’identifier et de caractériser les attributs spécifiques qui distinguent le Canada. Ce recueil a pour objectif d’aborder trois thèmes facilitant cette tâche : l’histoire, les identités sociales et nationales, et les cultures multiples du pays. S’appuyant sur plusieurs textes portant sur le Canada dans toute sa diversité, les auteurs visent à traiter des diverses identités nationales minoritaires, en portant une attention particulière aux études autochtones, aux immigrants et aux francophones hors Québec. Écrit par des experts dans plusieurs domaines, ce livre présente les principaux fondements des études canadiennes pour les étudiants de premier cycle..

History

Football and National Identities in Spain | A. Quiroga

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This book investigates the use of football to create, shape and promote Spanish, Catalan and Basque national identities and explores the utilization of soccer to foster patriotic feelings, exposing the often dark vested interests behind the propagation of national narratives through soccer..

History

Sport in South Asian Society | Boria Majumdar,J A Mangan

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A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the history of the game in one province or region. Furthermore, it demonstrates that it would be wrong to understand sport in terms of the exigencies of the colonial state. Drawing inspiration from C.L.R. James' well-known epigram, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?' the findings suggest that South Asian sport makes sense only when it is placed within the broader colonial and post-colonial context. The book demonstrates that sport not only influences politics and vice versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political, it is politics, intrigue, culture and art. To deny this is to denigrate the position of sport in modern South Asian society. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport..

History

This Sporting Life | Robert Colls

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Why did killing a fox mean liberty? What did parish revels have to do with the Peterloo Massacre? What did animal cruelty have to do with the English constitution? What did the Factory Acts mean for modern football? In This Sporting Life, Robert Colls explains sport as one of England's great civil cultures. The lived experiences of people from all walks of life are reclaimed to tell England's history through its great sporting cultures, from the horseback pursuits of the wealthy and politically connected, to the street games in working-class neighbourhoods which needed nothing but a ball. It observes people at play, describes how they felt and thought, carries the reader along to a match or a hunt or a fight, draws out the sounds and smells of humans and animals, showing that sport has been as important in defining British culture as gender, politics, education, class, and religion..

Music

Jazz Transatlantic, Volume I | Gerhard Kubik

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A CHOICE 2018 Outstanding Academic Title In Jazz Transatlantic, Volume I, renowned scholar Gerhard Kubik takes the reader across the Atlantic from Africa to the Americas and then back in pursuit of the music we call jazz. This first volume explores the term itself and how jazz has been defined and redefined. It also celebrates the phenomena of jazz performance and uncovers hidden gems of jazz history. The volume offers insights gathered during Kubik's extensive field work and based on in-depth interviews with jazz musicians around the Atlantic world. Languages, world views, beliefs, experiences, attitudes, and commodities all play a role. Kubik reveals what is most important--the expertise of individual musical innovators on both sides of the Atlantic, and hidden relationships in their thoughts. Besides the common African origins of much vocabulary and structure, all the expressions of jazz in Africa share transatlantic family relationships. Within that framework, musicians are creating and re-creating jazz in never-ending contacts and exchanges. The first of two volumes, Jazz Transatlantic, Volume I examines this transatlantic history, sociolinguistics, musicology, and the biographical study of personalities in jazz during the twentieth century. This volume traces the African and African American influences on the creation of the jazz sound and traces specific African traditions as they transform into American jazz. Kubik seeks to describe the constant mixing of sources and traditions, so he includes influences of European music in both volumes. These works will become essential and indelible parts of jazz history..

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Forests And Forest Plants - Volume I | John N. Owens ,H. Gyde Lund

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Forests and Forest Plants is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Forests are an essential part of Earth's life support systems. Forest resources are essential for humankind. They provide both vital goods and services. They provide food, fuel, shelter, soil and water protection, and filter the air we breathe. This publication on Forest and Forest Plants provides the user with such information as to create an awareness of the value of our forestlands and the products and environmental services they provide. The three volumes on Forests and Forest Plants are organized starting with first the necessity of : the World's Forest Resources – including classification and distribution of forest, urban forestry and agroforestry; Important Tree Species including trees in reclamation and arid zone forestry; Forests and Forest Products including wood and non word products; the Role of Forests in the Biosphere – preserving biological diversity, functions in the hydrological cycle, etc.; and Conservation and Breeding of Forest Trees – what is being done to improve our forest resources - silviculture, tree nurseries, and forest protection. The theme Forest and Forest Plants has led to the conclusion that there are substantial difficulties in matching environmental concerns and sustainability with an ever-increasing world population. Thus there is a tension between maximizing for food, wood and production on the one hand and implementing sustainable development and environmental protection on the other. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs..

Sports & Recreation

British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000 | Richard Cox

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Volume two of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian..

Environmental education

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY -Volume I | Robert V. Farrell ,George Papagiannis

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Education for Sustainability is a component of Encyclopedia of Human Resources Policy, Development and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Education for Sustainability provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance connection between education and more sustainable futures and embraces a reality that all need to know. It demands a much broader interpretation of education--a holistic perspective that accommodates new and challenging ideas. Such education is imperative in creating the knowledge, wisdom and vision needed for the transition to a more sustainable world. In helping to design this sustainable future, education for sustainability implements a vital systemic perspective that will allow for a complex interdependence of all life forms and Earth. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs..

Sports & Recreation

Sport in the USSR | Mike O'Mahony

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Sports played a vital role in the social and cultural life of the former Soviet Union. The Soviet state sponsored countless programs to promote sporting activities, even constructing a new term, fizkultura, to describe sports culture. With Sport in the USSR, Mike O’Mahony asserts that the popular image of fizkultura was as dependent on its presentation as it was on its actual practice. Images of vigorous Soviet sportsmen and women were constantly evoked in literature, film, and folk songs; they frequently appeared on the badges and medals of various work associations and even on plates and teapots. Several major artists, in fact, made their careers out of vivid representations of sports. O’Mahony further examines the role that fizkultura played in the formulation of the novyi chelovek, or Soviet New Person, arguing that these images of the sporting life not only promoted the existence of this national being but also articulated the process of transformation that could bring him or her into existence. Fizkultura, O’Mahony claims,became a civic duty alongside state labor drives and military service. Sport in the USSR is a fascinating addition to current debates in the fields of sociology, popular culture, and Russian history..

Medical

Anhedonia: A Comprehensive Handbook Volume I | Michael S. Ritsner

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This is the first comprehensive two-volume collection on anhedonia, a disorder that played an important role in psychopathology theories at the beginning of the twentieth century. Anhedonia is a condition in which the capacity of pleasure is partially or completely lost, and it refers to both a personality trait, and a “state symptom” in various neuropsychiatric and physical disorders. It has a putative neural substrate, originating in the dopaminergic mesolimbic and mesocortical reward circuit. Over the past three decades cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience have expanded our understanding of anhedonia and other reward-related processes. The aim of this new two-volume collection on anhedonia is to highlight the contributions of eminent scientists in this field as well as to provide readers with comprehensive accounts of recent developments as perceived by the authors. This monograph is divided into five parts. Volume I contains parts one and two (Conceptual Issues and Neurobiological Advances) including 14 chapters that serve as an introduction and overview of conceptual issues. Volume II contains three parts (Anhedonia in Psychotic Disorders, Anhedonia in Mood and Personality Disorders, and Anhedonia in Neurological and Physical Disorders) including 15 chapters that provide an overview of the construct, measurement of anhedonia in schizophrenia spectrum disorders, hedonic capacity and related factors in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, anhedonia as an indicator of genetic liability for schizophrenia, and as a trait marker for depression, the role of an anhedonia in trauma-related disorders, anorexia nervosa, stress-induced eating disorders, schizotypal traits and risk of suicide. This book will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers including psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, general practitioners, geriatricians, graduate students, and health care providers in the fields of mental health..