To the Extreme

Alternative Sports, Inside and Out

Author: Robert E. Rinehart,Synthia Sydnor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487148

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Insider and outsider narratives on the essence of modern “extreme” sports.

Deconstructing Sport History

A Postmodern Analysis

Author: Murray G. Phillips

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791466100

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 2441

Presents a broad spectrum of critical approaches that question traditional sport history.

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio

Author: David Nylund

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791472385

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 9244

Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

Sporting Dystopias

The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox,David L. Andrews,Robert Pitter,Richard L. Irwin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487091

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 7232

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

Sporting Dystopias

The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 2161

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

Critical Postmodernism in Human Movement, Physical Education, and Sport

Author: Juan-Miguel Fernandez-Balboa

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435168

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 9179

This book proposes alternative ways of looking at human movement and brings into question the traditional role of the human-movement profession as an agent of social and cultural reproduction. The authors argue that the profession has traditionally shaped physical activities in schools and communities in disempowering ways and has adversely influenced how people view their bodies, apply physical activities to their lives, and use and understand the knowledge in the field. To raise awareness of the possibilities of postmodernism for human movement, the contributors employ a critical postmodern conceptualization of the profession to explore the conflicts within it; to ask what can be done to strengthen it; to investigate how professional relations and meanings can be constructed within a new realm of justice, freedom, and equity; and to discuss the professional and civic principles to which the profession should subscribe.

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

Publisher: Jayne Blanchard

ISBN: 0615302467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 103

View: 3943

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Gender Relations in Sport

Author: Emily A. Roper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462094551

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Designed primarily as a textbook for upper division undergraduate courses in gender and sport, gender issues, sport sociology, cultural sport studies, and women’s studies, Gender Relations in Sport provides a comprehensive examination of the intersecting themes and concepts surrounding the study of gender and sport. The 16 contributors, leading scholars from sport studies, present key issues, current research perspectives and theoretical developments within nine sub-areas of gender and sport: • Gender and sport participation • Theories of gender and sport • Gender and sport media • Sexual identity and sport • Intersections of race, ethnicity and gender in sport • Framing Title IX policy using conceptual metaphors • Studying the athletic body • Sexual harassment and abuse in sport • Historical developments and current issues from a European perspective The intersecting themes and concepts across chapters are also accentuated. Such a publication provides access to the study of gender relations in sport to students across a variety of disciplines. Emily A. Roper, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and sport.

The Value of Culture

On the Relationship Between Economics and Arts

Author: Arjo Klamer

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053562185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the usual focus on formal problems, which has 'de-cultured' and 'de-moralized' the practice of economics, this book brings together economists, philosophers, historians, political scientists and artists to try to sort out the value of culture. This is a book not only for economists and social scientists, but also for anybody actively involved in the world of the arts and culture.

Popular Culture in the Classroom

Teaching and Researching Critical Media Literacy

Author: Donna E. Alvermann,Jennifer S. Moon,Margaret C. Hagwood,Margaret C. Hagood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135853096

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2642

This book is written for teachers, researchers, and theorists who have grown up in a world radically different from that of the students they teach and study. It considers the possibilities involved in teaching critical media literacy using popular culture, and explore what such teaching might look like in your classroom. Published by International Reading Association

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes

Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203478266

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 6755

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Skate Life

Re-imagining White Masculinity

Author: Emily Chivers Yochim

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047205080X

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 8334

An in-depth look at skateboarding culture by a promising young scholar

Cultures of Anyone

Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Author: Luis Moreno-Caballud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781382034

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7325

Cultures of Anyone studies the emergence of collaborative and non-hierarchical cultures in the context of the Spanish economic crisis of 2008. It explains how peer-to-peer social networks that have arisen online and through social movements such as the Indignados have challenged a longstanding cultural tradition of intellectual elitism and capitalist technocracy in Spain. From the establishment of a technocratic and consumerist culture during the second part of the Franco dictatorship to the transition to neoliberalism that accompanied the 'transition to democracy', intellectuals and 'experts' have legitimized contemporary Spanish history as a series of unavoidable steps in a process of 'modernization'. But when unemployment skyrocketed and a growing number of people began to feel that the consequences of this Spanish 'modernization' had increasingly led to precariousness, this paradigm collapsed. In the wake of Spain's financial meltdown of 2008, new 'cultures of anyone' have emerged around the idea that the people affected by or involved in a situation should be the ones to participate in changing it. Growing through grassroots social movements, digital networks, and spaces traditionally reserved for 'high culture' and institutional politics, these cultures promote processes of empowerment and collaborative learning that allow the development of the abilities and knowledge base of 'anyone', regardless of their economic status or institutional affiliations.

Cultural Politics and Education

Author: Michael W. Apple

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807735039

Category: Political Science

Page: 149

View: 7293

Michael Apple offers a powerful analysis of current debates and a compelling indictment of rightist proposals for change. Apple presents the causes and effects of further integrating schools into the corporate agenda, as well as current calls for a national curriculum and national testing, privatization and voucher plans, and fundamentalist religious pressures to censor textbooks. He demonstrates who will be the winners and losers culturally and economically as the conservative restoration gains in strength, bringing with it an even greater restratification of knowledge and students in terms of race, class, and gender.

Visualising Facebook

A Comparative Perspective

Author: Daniel Miller,Jolynna Sinanan

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1911307401

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 5609

Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book presents a scholarly analysis of the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. By including hundreds of examples, readers can see for themselves the differences between postings from a village north of London, and those from a small town in Trinidad. Why do women respond so differently to becoming a mother in England from the way they do in Trinidad? How are values such as carnival and suburbia expressed visually? Based on an examination of over 20,000 images, the authors argue that phenomena such as selfies and memes must be analysed in their local context. The book aims to highlight the importance of visual images today in patrolling and controlling the moral values of populations, and explores the changing role of photography from that of recording and representation, to that of communication, where an image not only documents an experience but also enhances it, making the moment itself more exciting.

Television

Technology and Cultural Form

Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134379366

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 8356

Television: Technology and Cultural Form was first published in 1974, long before the dawn of multi-channel TV, or the reality and celebrity shows that now pack the schedules. Yet Williams' analysis of television's history, its institutions, programmes and practices, and its future prospects, remains remarkably prescient. Williams stresses the importance of technology in shaping the cultural form of television, while always resisting the determinism of McLuhan's dictum that 'the medium is the message'. If the medium really is the message, Williams asks, what is left for us to do or say? Williams argues that, on the contrary, we as viewers have the power to disturb, disrupt and to distract the otherwise cold logic of history and technology - not just because television is part of the fabric of our daily lives, but because new technologies continue to offer opportunities, momentarily outside the sway of transnational corporations or the grasp of media moguls, for new forms of self and political expression.

The Third Policeman

A Novel

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564782144

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5696

With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.