The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies

Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902916

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers: " Cross referencing to assist critical thinking " A list of key readings for each entry " Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods. " Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries. Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Sport Politics

Author: Jonathan Grix

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781473914513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1224

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SAGE LIBRARY OF SPORTS STUDIES As such a major source of passion and influence throughout the world, sport represents a fascinating area of research for academics from a broad range of disciplines, including sociology, politics, economics, history, and media and communication. The SAGE Library of Sports Studies demonstrates the wide scope of this ever-expanding field and charts the rapid development of intellectual interest over the last few decades. Each multivolume set represents a landmark collection of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an editor or editorial team of renowned international stature.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949497

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

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This vital new 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 author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, 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 s

Understanding Sports Culture

Author: Tony Schirato

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848607466

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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"In only 138 pages of text he manages a broad sweep across sports history and culture... Schirato brings the eye of a critical fan to his analysis of sport - he treats it seriously as a social practice and as a social institution... [He] achieves his aims by providing a useful, provocative and non-dogmatic text that should be useful to undergraduate and graduate sport studies programmes." - Malcolm MacLean, Sport in History "A particular strength of Understanding Sports Culture is the author's ability to meet the claim for breadth of student readership. The book is clearly structured, flagging from the outset a journey from ancient sporting times and the assumed human need of play to the development of modern and ultimately global and highly commercialized sporting cultures." - John Hughson, European Journal of Cultural Studies ?Understanding Sport Culture traces and analyzes the development of the modern field of sport from its ancient and medieval precursors (the festivals of Greece and Rome, and games such as folk football), through to its inception in the mid-nineteenth century as a set of activities designed to instill character and discipline in students in exclusive British public schools, up to its transformation into a global institution and popular spectacle. The narrative also focuses on and provides a detailed account of the gradual coming together of sport and the media. It explains how this relationship has accentuated sport's status as one of the most important sites in contemporary culture, while simultaneously threatening its existence. As part of the Understanding Contemporary Culture series this book is aimed at a broad range of students from undergraduate to graduate level, who want to know more and be fully informed on sport, its relationship to the media, and its cultural dynamics.

Communication and Sport

Surveying the Field

Author: Andrew C. Billings,Michael L. Butterworth,Paul D. Turman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412972930

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 323

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Offering the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport currently available at the undergraduate level, this book helps readers understand sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro and macro perspectives. Espistemologically diverse and theoretically grounded, the book explores youth, amateur, and professional sports through the lens of mythology, community, and identity.

The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management

Author: Russell Hoye,Milena M. Parent

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473959225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 594

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The SAGE Handbook of Sport Management draws together the best current research on the major topics relevant to the field of sports management, including leadership, gender, diversity, development, policy, tourism, and media. Edited by two of the most respected figures in the field, the handbook includes contributions from leading sport management academics from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the UK and Europe.

Women, Media and Sport

Author: Pamela J. Creedon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803952341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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This book - the first to link feminism, sport and media theory - provides a broad cultural studies orientation. In addition to a theoretical analysis, it provides a practical look at models of sport, media effects and the construction of the sportswoman and women's sports. Divided into three parts, the book: provides an overview of the three areas; focuses on the print and broadcast media portrayal of women's sport, examining such issues as the relationship of sports promotion to media representations of women's sports and the ways in which sports reporting is taught to future journalists; and seeks to develop a new model for the future.

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

Author: Linda E. Swayne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412973821

Category:

Page: 462

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"This four-volume set introduces, on the management side, principles and procedures of economics, budgeting and finance; leadership; governance; communication; business law and ethics; and human resources practices; all in the sports context. On the marketing side this reference resource explores two broad streams: marketing of sport and of sport-related products (promoting a particular team or selling team- and sport-related merchandise, for example), and using sports as a platform for marketing non-sports products, such as celebrity endorsements of a particular brand of watch or the corporate sponsorship of a tennis tournament. Together, these four volumes offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the state of sports management and marketing today, providing an invaluable print or online resource for student researchers"--

Research Methods in Sport

Author: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526434024

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Packed full of essential tools and tips, this second edition is your quick-start guide to undertaking research within real world of sport. Using clear, accessible language, Smith maps an easy-to-follow journey through the research process, drawing upon the most up-to-date evidence and resources to help you select the most appropriate research approach for your project. Throughout the book you will discover: - Key points that highlight important definitions and theories; - Reflection points to help you make connections between key concepts and your research; - Learning activities to put your newfound knowledge into practice; - Further reading to explore the wider context of sport research in the real world. Featuring over thirty-five case studies of students’ and academics’ research in practice, this book is the perfect guide-by-your-side to have during your own sport research.

Media, Sports, and Society

Author: Lawrence A. Wenner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803932449

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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Media, Sports and Society provides a foundation for research on the communication of sports. The volume is framed by a seminal article outlining the parameters of the communication of sports and pointing to major issues that need to be addressed in the relationship between sports and media. Contributors examine the theoretical, cultural and historical issues, the production of media sports programming, its content and its audience. Individual chapters include a discussion of the spectacle of media sports, a comparison of Super Bowl Football and World Cup Soccer, a consideration of the spectators' enjoyment of sports violence, the rhetoric of winning and the American dream, and a fascinating examination of gender harmony and sports in

Key Concepts in Sports Studies

Author: Stephen Wagg,Belinda Wheaton,Carlton Brick,Jayne Caudwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147390367X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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Written by experienced academics used to teaching the subject this book will help students and researchers find their way within the diverse field of sport studies. Clear, well researched entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport. Each entry provides: • Clear Definitions • Relevant Examples • Up-to-date Suggestions for Further Reading • Informative Cross-Referencing Valuable in its parts and indispensable as a whole this book will provide a stimulating, practical guide to the relationship between sport and society. Stephen Wagg is Professor of Sport and Society at Leeds Metropolitan University. Carlton Brick lectures in the School of Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley. Belinda Wheaton is a Senior Research Fellow in the Chelsea School, University of Brighton. Jayne Caudwell is a Senior Lecturer in the Chelsea School, University of Brighton.

When Sport Meets Business

Capabilities, Challenges, Critiques

Author: Ulrik Wagner,Rasmus K. Storm,Klaus Nielsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473988160

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Written by European professors and focusing on the specificities of European sport, When Sport Meets Business analyses the growing commercialisation of professional sport in recent years and explains how it has developed into a major global industry. Structured into four sections, the book covers the key issues in the Business of professional sport: The New Sport Environment – Analysing the consequences of increasing commercialisation by looking at the multi-billion dollar sports goods industry; the effects of globalisation and how commercial influences have made running one of Europe’s most popular sports. Sport Marketing and Media – Investigating the role media and marketing has in commercialisation, with emphasis on the growth of sponsorship; media rights in European club football and the growing influence of social media in sport. Sport and Finance – Relating to the economics of European sport: there is an investigation into the financial policies employed by European Football clubs, specifically in regards to the Financial Fair Play regulations, and the topical issue of high level corruption. Sporting Events – Looking at additional factors that affect professional sport: highlighting the impact an Olympic Games can have on a host city and the longevity of an Olympic urban legacy. The authors have included insightful case studies from across the continent, including anti RB-Leipzig media campaigns in Germany, financial policies at England’s Chelsea FC, French Tennis Federation corporate responsibility, Media rights in Spain’s LaLiga, the sponsorship viability for Ukraine’s Klitschko brothers and the case of Denmark’s Viborg F.F. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in sport related courses, including sport management, sport economics, sport marketing and the sociology of sport.

Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Robert C. Eklund,Gershon Tenenbaum

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148336870X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 880

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How do athletes overcome fears, slumps, mental blocks, or injuries? How do they deal with stress and anxiety, be it from competitors, teammates, audiences, parents, coaches, or themselves? What psychological techniques prove effective in mental training for peak performance, maintaining concentration, motivation, and competitive drive? How can an athlete enhance his or her commitment to a training regimen, or how might the average person better adhere to a program of fitness and exercise? Readers will find answers to these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Features & Benefits: Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free to help readers better understand human behavior in sport and exercise settings. From personal factors to situational factors influencing performance to specific psychological techniques for enhancing performance, this work provides comprehensive coverage of the field via approximately 350 to 400 signed entries. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students further in their research journey. Available in print and online, this monumental work is edited by two leading figures in the field with a distinguished international Editorial Advisory Board to select and assign entries, ensuring authoritative content readers can trust.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Author: Lyle J. Micheli

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961157

Category: Medical

Page: 1758

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Entries cover issues related to sports medicine, including diagnostic and treatment techniques, conditioning and training, diet and nutrition, doping and performance enhancement, injury prevention, and career opportunities.

Sport Marketing

Author: Paul Blakey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857250919

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This is a highly accessible text that provides detailed coverage of the key concepts, ideas, principles and techniques of sport marketing. It combines clear and concise explanations with applied case studies, supported by clear objectives, learning activities and points for reflection. UK-based examples are used throughout and the book successfully combines both theory and practice. The field of sport marketing is an exciting and fast-moving part of the sports industry that presents new challenges requiring innovative and effective solutions. Engagement with sport marketing therefore equips students with valuable transferable skills necessary for all sport managers of the future.

Sports History

Critical Concepts in Sports Studies

Author: Wray Vamplew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415837491

Category: Sports

Page: N.A

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Doing your Research Project in Sport

Author: Chris Lynch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844456468

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process – in the design of experiments, for example – can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.

Sports Public Relations

Author: Jacquie L'Etang

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Sport is one of the world's major businesses but it is also entertainment, celebrity, fandom and social cohesion, forming a central aspect of culture and communication. Public relations is part of the process at all levels, whether handling major sponsorship and media rights deals, events, promoting stars or increasing participation. This book: • explains how PR issues arise for sport and sports business and how PR approaches and thinking may be used to solve them • shows how and when the sports industry needs PR experts • explores the connection between strategy and communication, as they apply to sport and PR • teaches students strategic and critical thinking essential for PR work. Sports Public Relations is an essential guide for students in PR, sport studies, sport marketing and sport communication.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Joanne Thatcher,Melissa Day,Rachel Rahman

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458415

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This is a comprehensive and accessible text on exercise and sport psychology for students on sport science/sport and exercise science degrees. It adopts an integrated, thematic approach and covers all the required theory, concepts and research, accompanied by case studies to illustrate the applied nature of the material being covered. The book is split into two major sections, covering exercise psychology and sport psychology, and each chapter supports students as they progress from clear introductory material to more advanced discussions.