CTE, Media, and the NFL

Framing a Public Health Crisis as a Football Epidemic

Author: Travis R. Bell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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This book examines the mediated construction of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and its rise to public and political prominence by way of its direct connection with the NFL. More broadly, this book explores how this relationship situates in and through the sports/media complex.

Sports in America, 1980-1989

Author: Michael Teitelbaum

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 274

Covers historical sports milestones in the United States in the 1980s, including records, championships, and scandals, and describes how sports impacted culture, race relations, and world events during the decade.

Secular Steeples 2nd edition

Popular Culture and the Religious Imagination

Author: Conrad Ostwalt

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 881

An exploration of secularization in America, this book provides students with an innovative way of understanding the relationship between religion and secular culture. In Secular Steeples, Conrad Ostwalt challenges long-held assumptions about the relationship between religion and culture and about the impact of secularization. Moving away from the idea that religion will diminish as secularization continues, Ostwalt identifies areas of popular culture where secular and sacred views and objectives interact and enrich each other. The book demonstrates how religious institutions use the secular and popular media of television, movies, and music to make sacred teachings relevant. From megachurches to sports arenas, the Bible to Harry Potter, biker churches to virtual worship communities, Ostwalt demonstrates how religion persists across cultural forms, secular and sacred, with secular culture expressing religious messages and sometimes containing more authentic religious content than official religious teachings. An ideal text for anyone studying religion and popular culture, each chapter provides questions for discussion, a list of important terms and guided readings.

United States History

A Bibliography of the New Writings on American History

Author: James Warren Oberly

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: History

Page: 248

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Research Methods in Physical Activity, 7E

Author: Thomas, Jerry R.

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 449

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. The seventh edition leads students and novice researchers to research competency with the distinctive humor that has become a trademark of this internationally recognized text.

Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society, 2nd Edition

Author: William N. Thompson Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: History

Page: 505

View: 539

This one-volume reference provides a comprehensive overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry. • Includes documents from prominent court cases • Profiles leading persons and organizations dealing with gambling operations • Features a detailed chronology of events including legalization and laws on Internet gaming • Offers an expanded bibliography that provides additional resources for further study

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Author: Jerry R. Thomas

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Health

Page: 504

View: 573

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Eighth Edition, offers step-by-step information for every aspect of the research process, providing guidelines for research methods so that students feel capable and confident using research techniques in kinesiology and exercise science disciplines

Spinal Cord Medicine, Second Edition

Principles and Practice

Author: Christopher M. Bono, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing


Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 739

A Doody's Core Title 2012 The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this authoritative reference continues to define the standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Encompassing all of the diseases and disorders that may a!ect the proper functioning of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, this comprehensive volume provides a state of the art review of the principles of care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to patients with spinal cord injuries. Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover topics ranging from acute medical and surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, advanced rehabilitation techniques and technologies, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope, Spinal Cord Medicine offers practical guidance for physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord disorders. The Second Edition has been completely updated to fully reflect current science and practice. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information and the Second Edition brings in many new authors and topics, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, and contains 18 entirely new chapters. Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty. Involving over 150 authors from more than 20 fields of medicine, it is a trusted reference for anyone who works with spinal cord patients and strives to deliver superior clinical care and improve outcomes.

Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance-2nd Edition

Author: Hoffman, Jay

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 470

This text contains an in-depth discussion of physiological adaptation to exercise with a goal of providing practical applications to facilitate exercise prescriptions for a variety of athletes.