Describes sports and games that were played from the 5th through 15th centuries in areas such as Africa, Asia, India, the Middle East, the Americas, Oceania, and Europe, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
Presents a history of sports and games in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania and the effect that the intellectual and technological innovations of the period (between the mid-15th and mid-17th centuries) had on such recreations.
Author: Professor of Exercise Science Retired Campbell University William H Freeman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Written for the introductory or foundation course, the Eighth Edition of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society provides a modern, comprehensive, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, exercise science and sport science. The eighth edition details the latest data and technologies, and outlines the varied elements, origins, and developments of these related disciplines. It identifies the conflicts existing in the field, along with discussions related to what the degree should be called, as well as the names of the departments. The text also examines the history, the current state, as well as the expected future issues and trends in physical education. The text is organized in an easy-to-follow format, first defining the profession of exercise sciences and sports, followed by an overview of the disciplines that study the cultural, social, and scientific foundations of this field. In later chapters, it builds upon that foundation and examines career development and job opportunities, looking at the traditional fields of teaching and coaching, the expanding career options of sport management, and the new world of the technological workplace. Chapter 1, What is our Field?, provides a modern look at the discipline of physical education Chapter 14, Current Issues in American Exercise Science and Sport, includes new sections on digital technologies, online education, and digital media which further explore the changes in physical education, exercise science, and sport science Provides the latest data and statistics on the major health crisis of childhood obesity Additional Resources: For Instructors: LMS-ready Test Bank containing over 150 questions with page references PowerPoint Lecture Slides, organized by chapter for ease of use, and highly illustrated and editable Instructor s Manual For Students: The Navigate Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools to help students get the most out of their course. Resources include: Practice Activities Weblinks Interactive Glossary Flashcards Crossword Puzzles"
Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
Sport has always been a legitimate focus for human energy, and in the last fifteen years it has emerged as a legitimate focus for scholarly energy as well. In this interdisciplinary overview of the study of sport, sociology, intellectual history, psychology, anthropology, and literature are brought to bear in seeking new understanding of the role and significance of sport in society. Some of the conclusions will be controversial or even disturbing, and the breadth of the volume clearly demonstrates that sport history is not merely a hobby. As Jack W. Berryman notes in the introduction to the volume: “Each essay, in some distinctive manner, confronts the problem of general preconceptions and misconceptions in the study of sport history. The authors ask fundamental questions: what is sport, what is its significance over time, and how can sport be studied effectively?” Donald G. Kyle opens the questions with an examination of the myth of the decline of ancient Greek sport. Stephen Hardy proposes a new model for the interpretation of both early and modern sport. Steven A. Riess questions the historicity of the myth of social mobility through sport in America. Richard D. Mandell explains the history of theoretically profound and earnest modern criticism of sport. Allen Guttmann demythologizes the relationship between erotic impulses and sport. This serious and timely study of sport aids in the reevaluation of many popular beliefs and traditional scholarly interpretations concerning sport in various ages and cultures. It offers much of value to all those interested in contemplating the nature and history of the phenomenon of sport.
An overview of the sports world documents the history, equipment, rules, and strategies for more than one hundred fifty sports, including track and field, swimming, archery, skiing, martial arts, roller hockey, and bodybuilding.
In the modern era, sport has been an important agent, and symptom, of the political, cultural and commercial pressures for convergence and globalization. In this fascinating, inter-disciplinary study, leading international scholars explore the making of modern sport in Europe, illuminating sport and its cultural and economic impacts in the context of the supra-state formations and global markets that have re-shaped national and trans-national cultures in the later twentieth century. The book focuses on the emergence and expansion of media markets, high-performance sport’s transformation by, and effects upon, Cold War dynamics and relations, and the implications of the Treaty of Rome for an emerging European identity in sport as in other areas (for example, the influence of soccer’s governing body in Europe, UEFA, and its club and international competitions). It traces the connections between the forces of ideological division, economic growth, leisure consumption, European integration and the development of European sport, and examines the role of sport in the changing relationship between Europe and the US. Illuminating a key moment in global cultural history, this book is important reading for any student or scholar working in international studies, modern history or sport.