Sporting Sounds

Relationships Between Sport and Music

Author: Anthony Bateman,Halliwick Psychotherapy Department Anthony Bateman, Dr,John Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134067453

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 8907

Music and sport are both highly significant cultural forms, yet the substantial and longstanding connections between the two have largely been overlooked. Sporting Sounds addresses this oversight in an intriguing and innovative collection of essays. With contributions from leading international psychologists, sociologists, historians, musicologists and specialists in sports and cultural studies, the book illuminates our understanding of the vital part music has played in the performance, reception and commodification of sport. It explores a fascinating range of topics and case studies, including: The use of music to enhance sporting performance Professional applications of music in sport Sporting anthems as historical commemorations Music at the Olympics Supporter rock music in Swedish sport Caribbean cricket and calypso music From local fan cultures to international mega-events, music and sport are inextricably entwined. Sporting Sounds is a stimulating and illuminating read for anybody with an interest in either of these cultural forms.

Sport, Music, Identities

Author: Anthony Bateman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650409

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 445

Despite the close and longstanding links between sport and music, the relationships between these two significant cultural forms have been relatively neglected. This book addresses the oversight with a series of highly original essays written by authors from a range of academic disciplines including history, psychology, musicology and cultural studies. It deals with themes including sport in music; music in sport; the use of music in mass sporting events; and sport, music and protest. In so doing, the book raises a range of important themes such as personal and collective identity, cultural value, ideology, globalisation and the commercialisation of sport. As well as considering the sport/music nexus in Great Britain, the collection examines sport and music in Ireland, the United States, Germany and the former Soviet Union, as well as in the Olympic movement. Musical styles and genres discussed are diverse and include classical, rock, music hall and football-terrace chants. For anybody with an interest in sport, music or both, this collection will prove an enjoyable and stimulating read. This book was previously published as a Special Issue of Sport in Society.

Applying Music in Exercise and Sport

Author: Karageorghis, Costas I.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492513814

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 6206

Applying Music in Exercise and Sport combines contemporary research, evidence-based practice, and specific recommendations to help exercise and sport professionals, researchers, coaches, students, and enthusiasts use music to enhance physical activity enjoyment, motivation, and performance.

Sport, History, and Heritage

Studies in Public Representation

Author: Jeff Hill,Kevin Moore,Jason Wood

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843837889

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 1109

An examination of the relationship between sport and its cultural heritage.

Sound and Fury

Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship

Author: Dave Kindred

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743289238

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 3226

Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell were must-see TV long before that phrase became ubiquitous. Individually interesting, together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different -- young and old, black and white, a Muslim and a Jew, Ali barely literate and Cosell an editor of his university's law review. Yet they had in common forces that made them unforgettable: Both were, above all, performers who covered up their deep personal insecurities by demanding -- loudly and often -- public acclaim. Theirs was an extraordinary alliance that produced drama, comedy, controversy, and a mutual respect that helped shape both men's lives. Dave Kindred -- uniquely equipped to tell the Ali-Cosell story after a decades-long intimate working relationship with both men -- re-creates their unlikely connection in ways never before attempted. From their first meeting in 1962 through Ali's controversial conversion to Islam and refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army (the right for him to do both was publicly defended by Cosell), Kindred explores both the heroics that created the men's upward trajectories and the demons that brought them to sadness in their later lives. Kindred draws on his experiences with Ali and Cosell, fresh reporting, and interviews with scores of key personalities -- including the families of both. In the process, Kindred breaks new ground in our understanding of these two unique men. The book presents Ali not as a mythological character but as a man in whole, and it shows Cosell not in caricature but in faithful scale. With vivid scenes, poignant dialogue, and new interpretations of historical events, this is a biography that is novelistically engrossing -- a richly evocative portrait of the friendship that shaped two giants and changed sports and television forever.

Reading Sounds

Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture

Author: Sean Zdenek

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022631278X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 4782

The work of writing closed captions for television and DVD is not simply transcribing dialogue, as one might assume at first, but consists largely of making rhetorical choices. For Sean Zdenek, when captioners describe a sound they are interpreting and creating contexts, they are assigning significance, they are creating meaning that doesn t necessarily exist in the soundtrack or the script. And in nine chapters he analyzes the numerous complex rhetorical choices captioners make, from abbreviating dialogue so it will fit on the screen and keep pace with the editing, to whether and how to describe background sounds, accents, or slurred speech, to nonlinguistic forms of sound communication such as sighing, screaming, or laughing, to describing music, captioned silences (as when a continuous noise suddenly stops), and sarcasm, surprise, and other forms of meaning associated with vocal tone. Throughout, he also looks at closed captioning style manuals and draws on interviews with professional captioners and hearing-impaired viewers. Threading through all this is the novel argument that closed captions can be viewed as texts worthy of rhetorical analysis and that this analysis can lead the entertainment industry to better standards and practices for closed captioning, thereby better serve the needs of hearing-impaired viewers. The author also looks ahead to the work yet to be done in bringing better captioning practices to videos on the Internet, where captioning can take on additional functions such as enhancing searchability. While scholarly work has been done on captioning from a legal perspective, from a historical perspective, and from a technical perspective, no one has ever done what Zdenek does here, and the original analytical models he offers are richly interdisciplinary, drawing on work from the fields of technical communication, rhetoric, media studies, and disability studies."

Bad Sports

How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love

Author: Dave Zirin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439175743

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 1461

A THOUGHT-PROVOKING LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS AND IMMORAL PRACTICES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BY ACCLAIMED SPORTSWRITER DAVE ZIRIN, HAILED AS THE “CONSCIENCE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING” (THE WASHINGTON POST ) The fastest-growing sector of today’s sports audience is the alienated fan. Complaints abound: from inflated ticket prices, $6 hot dogs, and $9 beers to owners endlessly demanding new multimillion-dollar stadiums funded by public tax dollars. Those sitting in the owners’ boxes are increasingly placing profit over players’ performances and fan loyalty. Bad Sports cuts through the hype and bombast to zero in on tales of abusive, dictatorial owners who move their teams thousands of miles away from their fan base, use their stadiums as religious and political platforms, or hold communities ransom for millions of dollars of taxpayer money to fund their gargantuan stadiums. As the multibillion-dollar sports-industrial complex continues to lumber along, Dave Zirin is the voice in the wilderness, speaking out for the common fan with a tough, passionate, and intelligent voice that will remind readers that there is more to sportswriting than glowing athlete profiles.

Knowing the Score

What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Sports)

Author: David Papineau

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465094945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9715

In Knowing the Score, philosopher David Papineau uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. As Papineau demonstrates, the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. The tactics of road bicycle racing shed new light on questions of altruism, while sporting family dynasties reorient the nature v. nurture debate. Why do sports competitors choke? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn. An entertaining and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world, Knowing the Score is perfect reading for armchair philosophers and Monday morning quarterbacks alike.

Noise

A Human History of Sound and Listening

Author: David Hendy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781250907

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 8790

Prehistoric drummers used natural acoustics to recreate natural sound. In classical Europe, orators turned the human voice into a lyrical instrument. In Buddhist temples, the icons' ears were exaggerated to represent their spiritual power. And in modern metropolises we are battered by the roar of sound that surrounds us. In the first narrative history of the subject which puts humans at its centre, and following the author's major BBC Radio 4 series Noise, acclaimed historian David Hendy describes the history of noise - which is also the history of listening. As he puts it: 'By thinking about sound and listening, I want to get closer to what it felt like to live in the past.'This unusual book reveals fascinating changes in how we have understood our fellow human beings and the world around us. For although we might see ourselves inhabiting a visual world, our lives are shaped by our need to hear and be heard.

Sport - Foxhunting and Shooting

Author: L. Dorchester

Publisher: Blatter Press

ISBN: 1443719129

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 276

View: 5851

AUTHORS PREFACE: Sport sounds rather a comprehensive title for a book devoted solely to Hunting and Shooting, and which omits all mention of Fishing. I excuse myself for this omission because, while it is possible to generalize about the two former sports, it is difficult to write at any length on fishing without becoming either egotistical or instructive. Sporting books that deal out instruction are usually somewhat boring, however valuable as works of reference wherefore I have resisted all temptation to tell of the capture of the great trout below the Bridge, and refrain from dissertations on the Spey cast which incidentally I have never mastered, the dressing of hackle- flies or the creation of a hatchery and kindred matters. Stalking is too specialized to make a general appeal, for only a fortunate few are abIe to realize the hopes and fears, the thrills and disappointments incidental to a clammy crawl through peat-bogs or a stealthy approach among the rocks of the high tops. Sport Hunting, Shooting, Fishing and Stalking- these are my favourites but I love all sports from Stag-hunting to Rat-catching and, save only Falconry, have taken part in them all. A sporting Jack-of-all-trades am I, if master of none, and as such I write what follows. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are now republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Audio Production Worktext

Concepts, Techniques, and Equipment

Author: Sam Sauls,Craig Stark

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136035613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 917

Providing insight into the impact media convergence has had on the radio industry, this new edition delivers an excellent introduction to the modern radio production studio, the equipment found in that studio, and the basic techniques needed to accomplish radio production work. New chapters addressing the basics of field recording, production planning, and sound for video are included, as well as a renewed emphasis on not just radio production, but audio production. Featuring a worktext format tailored for both students and teachers, self-study questions, hands-on projects, and a CD with project material, quizzes, and demonstrations of key concepts, this book offers a solid foundation for anyone who wishes to know more about radio/audio equipment and production techniques.

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

Author: Michael Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138854253

Category:

Page: 544

View: 4453

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies cover such diverse topics as politics, gender, media, race, literature and sport. Individual sections that consider the importance of sound in an increasingly mediated world; the role that sound media play in the construction of experience; and the ways in which sound has been theorized to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge. This wide-ranging and vibrant collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and culture.

Bring Your "A" Game

A Young Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness

Author: Jennifer L. Etnier

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 910

Mental training is just as important as physical training when it comes to success in sport. And like physical fitness, mental toughness is something that can be taught and learned. Yet many young athletes have not learned the psychological skills needed to develop their best game. This book was written specifically for young athletes interested in improving their performance and reaching their potential in sport. Bring Your "A" Game introduces key strategies for mental training, such as goal setting, pre-performance routines, confidence building, and imagery. Each of the seventeen chapters focuses on a single mental skill and offers key points and exercises designed to reinforce the concepts. The book encourages athletes to incorporate these mental skills into their daily lives and practice sessions so that they become second nature during competition. Whether used at home by student athletes or assigned by coaches as part of team development, Bring Your "A" Game will help young performers develop a plan for success and learn to deal with the challenges of pursuing excellence in sport.

Through a Dog's Ear

Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion

Author: Joshua Leeds,Susan Wagner

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604077263

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 484

You know that your dog's hearing is very sensitive, but did you know that you could create an environment of sound to improve the health and well-being of your canine companion? Now, psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner show you how with Through a Dog's Ear. Using the latest science on how dogs hear and react to sound, Leeds and Wagner bring you a treasury of practical tools for enhancing the lives of our best friends—including music demonstrated in clinical trials to calm 70 percent of dogs in kennels and 85 percent in households. Join these two innovators for fresh insights on the inner auditory life of your dog, featuring: How to use sound as a tool to help alleviate separation anxiety, excitement with visitors, thunderstorm panic, and other behavior challenges For nervous dogs—tips and tricks for making any house or apartment more comfortable for canines Keys to understanding how our dogs hear the human world—including orienting responses, sensory confusion, and over- and under-stimulation 45 minutes of classical music psychoacoustically designed to soothe and calm dogs— and their human companions FEATURED CUSTOMER REVIEW: "I did play the tracks for Ruben and it calmed him considerably! The book Through A Dog's Ear is fascinating, and the CD truly lives up to my expectation and more! I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music, and am amazed that it has had a phenomenally calming effect on our four-legged family member and puggle, Ruben. Ruben is an energetic fellow with many interests that now include classical music!" —Mary Sounds True's book and music series Through a Dog's Ear was featured in a segment on The Early Show on CBS.