Sport in den USA

Author: Annette Ruth Hofmann

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830976264

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 232

View: 2209

Die USA gelten als die führende Sportnation. Doch was wissen wir wirklich über den amerikanischen Sport, außer dass Baseball, American Football und Cheerleading aus diesem Land stammen? Was versteht man unter Begriffen wie Athletics, Intercollegiate Sports, Intramural Sports, Title IX, Physical Education, Super Bowl oder dem „Y“? Bisher gibt es nur wenig deutschsprachige Literatur über den amerikanischen Sport, seine Strukturen und Ausprägungsformen. Dieses Buch soll diese Lücke ein wenig schließen. Die einzelnen Beiträge, die von namhaften amerikanischen und deutschen Sportwissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftlern verfasst sind, zeigen, dass der Sport in den USA eine ganz andere Struktur als der deutsche Sport mit seinem Vereinswesen aufweist.

New York Sports

Glamour and Grit in the Empire City

Author: Stephen Norwood

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610756355

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 410

View: 7320

New York has long been both America’s leading cultural center and its sports capital, with far more championship teams, intracity World Series, and major prizefights than any other city. Pro football’s “Greatest Game Ever Played” took place in New York, along with what was arguably history’s most significant boxing match, the 1938 title bout between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. As the nation’s most crowded city, basketball proved to be an ideal sport, and for many years it was the site of the country’s most prestigious college basketball tournament. New York boasts storied stadiums, arenas, and gymnasiums and is the home of one of the world’s two leading marathons as well as the Belmont Stakes, the third event in horse racing’s Triple Crown. New York sportswriters also wield national influence and have done much to connect sports to larger social and cultural issues, and the vitality and distinctiveness of New York’s street games, its ethnic institutions, and its sports-centered restaurants and drinking establishments all contribute to the city’s uniqueness. New York Sports collects the work of fourteen leading sport historians, providing new insight into the social and cultural history of America’s major metropolis and of the United States. These writers address the topics of changing conceptions of manhood and violence, leisure and social class, urban night life and entertainment, women and athletics, ethnicity and assimilation, and more.

Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963584

Category: Medical

Page: 3196

View: 7764

Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Orthopedics and Occupational and Sports Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Verausgabungsbereitschaft und Overconformity im Kontext von Verletzungen im Sport

Author: Sabine Würth

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer

ISBN: 3840335191

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 358

View: 957

Verletzungen sind im Sport allgegenwärtig. Das Buch bietet zunächst einen Überblick über die Bedeutsamkeit von Verletzungsereignissen im Sport sowie sportpsychologische Modelle zu deren Erklärung und Prävention. Es wird die Bedeutung psycho-sozialer Wechselwirkungen herausgearbeitet und in eine Forschungskonzeption übergeführt. In drei empirischen Studien wird das Konzept der Overconformity to the sport ethics unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der exzessiven Verausgabungsbereitschaft untersucht. Overconformity spiegelt ein komplexes Einstellungsmuster wider, das sich in einem Übererfüllen impliziter sozialer Normen (z.B. "im Sport muss man immer alles geben"), gepaart mit einem hohen sozialen Statusstreben und dem Wunsch nach sozialer (?) Anerkennung äußert. Die Befunde der empirischen Studien zeigen auf, dass die Konzepte zur exzessiven Verausgabungsbereitschaft und zur Overconformity eine wertvolle Bereicherung der psychologischen Sportverletzungsforschung darstellen. Sie tragen einen substanziellen Beitrag zur Erklärung von Verletzungsereignissen im Sport bei. Differenzielle Effekte in verschiedenen Stichproben unterstreichen die Bedeutsamkeit des sozialen Umfelds und eröffnen neue Perspektiven in der Sportverletzungsforschung.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay J. Coakley Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446224687

Category:

Page: 570

View: 6863

Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

Sports in America

Author: Peter Stine

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325575

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 199

View: 6314

This literary anthology which explores America's fascination with sports, features fiction, poetry and essays. The contributors approach sports not as a livelihood, a world of celebrities, nor as a means of escape, but rather as an illumination of our ordinary lives.

Offside

Soccer and American Exceptionalism

Author: Andrei S. Markovits,Steven L. Hellerman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824182

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 3679

Soccer is the world's favorite pastime, a passion for billions around the globe. In the United States, however, the sport is a distant also-ran behind football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Why is America an exception? And why, despite America's leading role in popular culture, does most of the world ignore American sports in return? Offside is the first book to explain these peculiarities, taking us on a thoughtful and engaging tour of America's sports culture and connecting it with other fundamental American exceptionalisms. In so doing, it offers a comparative analysis of sports cultures in the industrial societies of North America and Europe. The authors argue that when sports culture developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, nativism and nationalism were shaping a distinctly American self-image that clashed with the non-American sport of soccer. Baseball and football crowded out the game. Then poor leadership, among other factors, prevented soccer from competing with basketball and hockey as they grew. By the 1920s, the United States was contentedly isolated from what was fast becoming an international obsession. The book compares soccer's American history to that of the major sports that did catch on. It covers recent developments, including the hoopla surrounding the 1994 soccer World Cup in America, the creation of yet another professional soccer league, and American women's global preeminence in the sport. It concludes by considering the impact of soccer's growing popularity as a recreation, and what the future of sports culture in the country might say about U.S. exceptionalism in general.

Proteochondroitin Sulfates—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition

ScholarlyPaper

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481625500

Category: Science

Page: 33

View: 3716

Proteochondroitin Sulfates—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Proteochondroitin Sulfates in a compact format. The editors have built Proteochondroitin Sulfates—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Proteochondroitin Sulfates in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Proteochondroitin Sulfates—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Jews and the Sporting Life

Studies in Contemporary Jewry XXIII

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195382919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

View: 4842

Volume XXIII of the acclaimed Studies in Contemporary Jewry series published on behalf of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Jewry explores the largely overlooked role of sports in modern Jewish history.

Das Wunder von Berlin

1936: Wie neun Ruderer die Nazis in die Knie zwangen

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641093309

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 6448

Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

Outstanding Women Athletes

Who They are and how They Influenced Sports in America

Author: Janet Woolum

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 412

View: 4829

Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport

The Demand for International Football Telecasts in the United States

Author: Georgios Nalbantis,Tim Pawlowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319480758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 8000

This book provides a comprehensive overview and economic analysis of US consumer demand for televised football (soccer). Accounting for transnational demand, research is focused on the US consumers demand for the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League, which represent the most popular and marketable football competitions worldwide, and have recently sealed lucrative media rights contracts in many large markets, including the US. The study also takes account of North American Major League Soccer (MLS) in order to provide a more comprehensive overview of the country's football market and to allow for direct comparisons with the aforementioned European competitions. These findings offer valuable insights for US broadcasters, European league organizers and managers to adjust existing strategies and/or develop new strategies in conquering the US football market.

Eine höhere Pflicht

Wie ein deutscher Pilot seinem amerikanischen Feind im Zweiten Weltkrieg das Leben schenkte

Author: Adam Makos

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 386413532X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 8439

Sie sind erbitterte Feinde, als sie am 20. Dezember 1943 in über acht Kilometern Höhe aufeinandertreffen: der Amerikaner Charlie Brown in seinem vom Flakfeuer schwer beschädigten B-17-Bomber und der deutsche Jagdflieger Franz Stigler, der den gegnerischen Piloten einfach nur vom Himmel holen müsste, – doch er tut es nicht. Stattdessen gibt Stigler dem Bomber Geleit über die deutsche Flugabwehr hinweg bis auf die Nordsee hinaus und rettet Brown und seiner gesamten Besatzung das Leben. Die Geschichte der beiden Fliegerasse ist Legende. Und sie ist wahr. Der Historiker und Journalist Adam Makos hat sich, unterstützt von Starautor Larry Alexander, jahrelang bis ins kleinste Detail mit den Ereignissen beschäftigt und die Beteiligten getroffen. Eine höhere Pflicht ist kein Buch über einen kurzen Augenblick des Mitleids, sondern ein Buch darüber, was es bedeutet, in einem Krieg Pilot zu sein, und was für einer Pflichtverletzung es gleichkam, so zu handeln, wie es Franz Stigler richtig erschien. Es ist ein Buch auch über die Freundschaft, die Charlie Brown und Franz Stigler seit ihrem Wiedersehen 1990 verband – bis zu ihrem Tod 2008. Die wunderbare Geschichte eines deutschen Helden.

The Olympics and the Cold War, 1948–1968

Sport as Battleground in the U.S.–Soviet Rivalry

Author: Erin Elizabeth Redihan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476627282

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 4070

For Olympic athletes, fans and the media alike, the games bring out the best sport has to offer—unity, patriotism, friendly competition and the potential for stunning upsets. Yet wherever international competition occurs, politics are never far removed. Early in the Cold War, when all U.S.–Soviet interactions were treated as potential matters of life and death, each side tried to manipulate the International Olympic Committee. Despite the IOC’s efforts to keep the games apolitical, they were quickly drawn into the superpowers’ global struggle for supremacy, with medal counts the ultimate prize. Based on IOC, U.S. government and contemporary media sources, this book looks at six consecutive Olympiads to show how high the stakes became once the Soviets began competing in 1952, threatening America’s athletic supremacy.

Max Schmeling and the Making of a National Hero in Twentieth-Century Germany

Author: Jon Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331951136X

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 5123

This book presents the first in-depth study of the German boxer Max Schmeling (1905-2005) as a national hero and representative figure in Germany between the 1920s and the present day. It explores the complex relationship between sport, culture, politics and national identity and draws on a century of journalism, film, visual art, life writing and fiction. Detailed chapters analyse Schmeling’s emergence as an icon in the Weimar Republic, his association with America, his celebrity status in the Third Reich, and his rivalry with Joe Louis as a focus for an extraordinary propaganda and ideological contest. The book also examines how Schmeling’s post-war success in business associated him with the culture of the ‘zero hour’ nation in the era of ‘economic miracle’, and how he was later claimed as ‘good German’ and moral example for a post-war generation of Germans determined to ‘come to terms’ with the past. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in the history and representation of sport and boxing, in sports discourse and political culture, and in questions of national identity in modern German history.