• Social Science

Sport, Popular Culture and Identity

Author: Maurice Roche
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 9781841260440
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 864
This book is concerned with the relationship between sport and collective identities in popular culture in contemporary societies.

    • Social Science

Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity

Building Global Understanding
Author: Daryl Adair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135693757
Category: Social Science
Page: 128
View: 908
Sport has long been a paradoxical environment with respect to issues of 'race', ethnicity, and identity. For much of the twentieth century, sports around the world were enclaves of difference. Whites and non-whites, for example, were separated on the sports field as they were in many ways off the field. Today sport is much more inclusive, with athletic ability of greater importance than skin colour or ancestry. Yet enmity and antagonism still appear in sport via instances of racial vilification or hostility between some groups. Other problems include the relative absence of minorities from positions of power and influence in sport, as well as folkloric assumptions about athletic ability based upon stereotypes about 'race' or ethnic background. This book discusses issues of diversity, capacity and equity in the colourful world of global sport. A panoramic approach, covering 'race', ethnicity and identity is consistent with the contemporary global migration of professional athletes, as well as the multicultural contexts of sport in various regions. This collection of essays therefore addresses international dimensions of sport, commonality and difference, as well as the special circumstances of sport and social relations in particular places. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

    • Consumption (Economics)

Image, Power and Space

Studies in Consumption and Identity
Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841262447
Category: Consumption (Economics)
Page: 165
View: 4930
A collection of studies by scholars working at the Chelsea School Research Centre and the University of Brighton

    • Philosophy

Issues and Values in Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Marc Keech,Graham McFee
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 9781841260556
Category: Philosophy
Page: 285
View: 3697
This collection of essays explores a number of issues, primarily concernedith value, which might arise from the study and practice of sport. Althoughredominantly sociological, the text emphasizes the diversity possible withinoth approaches or methodologies and topics within legitimate studies ofport: thus, some chapters should be seen as philosophy, others as politics,et others as policy studies.;There is a context set throughout by the claimsnd activities of the Olympic movement, which often provide key examples. Theopics considered include: sport and nationalism; anti-doping policy andlympianism; the context of sports policy in the UK and in Germany; andmateurism and professional sport.

    • Literary Criticism

A Necessary Fantasy?

The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture
Author: Dudley Jones,Tony Watkins
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815318446
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 410
View: 6401
This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Bountiful Game?

Football Identities and Finances
Author: Jonathan Magee,Alan Bairner,Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 9781841261782
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 301
View: 5608
The global popularity of association football is anundeniable fact. The game generates interest for many andprofits for a few in almost every corner of the world.However, reference to the success of the global game isfrequently closely accompanied by warnings of crisis -administrative, financial, technological and moral. Thisnew ......

    • Cultural awareness

Operational Culture for the Warfighter

Principles and Applications
Author: Barak A. Salmoni
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160830853
Category: Cultural awareness
Page: 344
View: 9590
"This textbook is designed to help Marines link concepts of culture to the realities of planning and executing military operations around the world." -- p. 2.

    • Computers

Ethics and Technology

Controversies, Questions, and Strategies for Ethical Computing
Author: Herman T. Tavani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470509503
Category: Computers
Page: 406
View: 6880
Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story

Author: Barry Bateman,Mandy Wiener
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447267867
Page: 300
View: 4603
Oscar Pistorius was the golden boy of South African sport, and an inspiration to millions around the world - until the tragic shooting that left his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead, and Pistorius on trial for murder. Behind The Door will be written by South African journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman. Published once the trial is concluded, it will explore the characters involved, relate the courtroom interactions and unpack the forensic and circumstantial evidence. But more than that, this book seeks to go beyond the facts of the case in search of the wider context behind this shocking tragedy: the back-story of the police investigation, the nature of the South African criminal justice system, the culture of violence in South Africa and the need of society to create flawed heroes who are destined to fail.

    • Business & Economics

Comparative Elite Sport Development

Systems, Structures and Public Policy
Author: Barrie Houlihan,Mick Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750682817
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 302
View: 7547
There is a paucity of academic work in the area of elite sport development despite there being ample evidence that achieving international sporting success is of increasing importance to the public (exemplified by consistent media interest in elite success or the lack of it) and to governments in most developed countries who have, almost without exception, increased the level of public funding for elite squad development often to the detriment of other sports policy objectives such as increasing general levels of participation. Comparative Elite Sport Development: systems, structures and public policy focuses on the identification and development of elite sporting talent especially in Olympic sports. Written by a team of international contributors it applies a reflective and analytical approach, and both informs, and is informed by, established bodies of theory in policy analysis. Uniquely, it adopts a comparative approach of policy rivals, leading 'sports powers' and policy innovators, which provides broad and thorough analytical coverage. * A revealing and unique comparative study of policy rivals, leading 'sports powers' and policy innovators - including China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, New Zealand and the United States * Edited by well established experts in the field and contributed to by a global team of cutting edge researchers * Focuses on the hot-topic of identifying and developing elite sporting talent especially in Olympic sports

    • Computers

Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace

Author: National Academy of Engineering,National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309185615
Category: Computers
Page: 328
View: 6317
Given the growing importance of cyberspace to nearly all aspects of national life, a secure cyberspace is vitally important to the nation, but cyberspace is far from secure today. The United States faces the real risk that adversaries will exploit vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical information systems, thereby causing considerable suffering and damage. Online e-commerce business, government agency files, and identity records are all potential security targets. Toward a Safer and More Secure Cyberspace examines these Internet security vulnerabilities and offers a strategy for future research aimed at countering cyber attacks. It also explores the nature of online threats and some of the reasons why past research for improving cybersecurity has had less impact than anticipated, and considers the human resource base needed to advance the cybersecurity research agenda. This book will be an invaluable resource for Internet security professionals, information technologists, policy makers, data stewards, e-commerce providers, consumer protection advocates, and others interested in digital security and safety.

    • Social Science

Sport and Women

Social Issues in International Perspective
Author: Gertrud Pfister,Ilse Hartmann-Tews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134578245
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 9055
Although female athletes are successful in all types of sport, in many countries sport is still a male domain. This book examines and compares the sporting experiences of women from different countries around the world and offers the first systematic and cross-cultural analysis of the topic of women in sport. Sport and Women presents a wealth of new research data, including in-depth case-studies of 16 countries in North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. In addition, the book offers comparative assessments of the extent to which women are represented in global sport and the opportunities that women have to participate in decision-making processes in sport. The book illuminates a wide range of key international issues in women's sport, such as cultural barriers to participation and the efficacy of political action. It is therefore essential reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology, culture and politics of sport.

    • Literary Criticism

Humour in Chinese Life and Culture

Resistance and Control in Modern Times
Author: Jessica Davis Milner,Jocelyn Chey
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888139231
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 388
View: 330
This book investigates the use of humor in the public sphere and in personal life in China. The contributors cover modern and contemporary forms -- comic films and novels, cartooning, pop-songs, internet jokes, and humor in advertising and education. The second of two multidisciplinary volumes designed for the general reader as well as academic audiences, the book explores the relationship between political control and popular expression of humor, including the mutual exchange of comic stereotypes between China and Japan, and draws out important methodological implications for psychological and cross-cultural studies of humor.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Sport Beyond Television

The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport
Author: Brett Hutchins,David Rowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415887186
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 237
View: 2608
Television is no longer the only screen delivering footage and news to people about sport. Computers, the Internet, Web, mobile and other digital media are increasingly important technologies in the production and consumption of sports media. Sport Beyond Television analyzes the changes that have given rise to this situation, combining theoretical insights with original evidence collected through extensive research and interviews with people working in the media and sport industries. It locates sports media as a pivotal component in online content economies and cultures, and counteracts the scant scholarly attention to sports media when compared to music, film and publishing in convergent media cultures. An expanding array of popular sports media – industry, user, club, athlete and fan produced – is now available and accessible in networked digital communications environments. This change is confounding the thinking of major sports organizations that have lived off the generous revenue flowing from exclusive broadcast contracts with free-to-air and subscription television networks for the last five decades. These developments are creating commercial and policy confusion, particularly as sports audiences and the advertising market fragment in line with the proliferation of niche channels and sources of digital sports media. Chapters in this title examine the shift from broadcast to online sports media markets, the impact of social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, evolving user and fan practices, the changing character of sports journalism, and the rise of sports computer gaming. Each chapter traces the socio-cultural implications of trends and trajectories in media sport.

    • Social Science

Regenerating Regional Culture

A Study of the International Book Town Movement
Author: Jane Frank
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331965036X
Category: Social Science
Page: 285
View: 4487
This book explores the significance of the international book town movement and its impact on contemporary society. It examines how book towns have emerged and how their culture and unique characteristics help to explain a steadily growing phenomenon that has enabled peripheral communities around the world to reclaim their economic futures and impact on the cultural sphere as increasingly powerful sites and sources of creativity. Regenerating Regional Culture assesses why, at a time when the book industry is experiencing a profound transformation, book towns are proliferating in Europe and across the globe. It acknowledges the role of the book as a catalyst for this significant cultural activity and development. The book is shown to be a unique and pivotal item of cultural consumption, a remarkable artefact and, more than ever before, a springboard for contemporary cultural debate. This work investigates how the reanimation of these ‘down-on-their-luck’ towns is attracting, through a combination of nostalgia, history and cultural heritage, a growing middle class cohort who seek both intellectual stimulation and opportunities for serious leisure and wellbeing. This book will prove to be a useful resource for understanding the impacts of book towns on art, culture and society while also offering insightful research for those involved in existing or future development of book towns and other community cultural projects.

    • Computers

Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0137135599
Category: Computers
Page: 366
View: 1777
Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

    • Computers

Beyond Software Architecture

Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions
Author: Luke Hohmann
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132465946
Category: Computers
Page: 352
View: 7523
Successfully managing the relationship between business and technology is a daunting task faced by all companies in the twenty-first century. Beyond Software Architecture is a practical guide to properly managing this mission-critical relationship. In our modern economy, every software decision can have a significant impact on business; conversely, most business decisions will influence a software application's viability. This book contains keen insights and useful lessons about creating winning software solutions in the context of a real-world business. Software should be designed to deliver value to an organization, but all too often it brings turmoil instead. Powerful applications are available in the marketplace, but purchasing or licensing these technologies does not guarantee success. Winning solutions must be properly integrated into an organization's infrastructure. Software expert Luke Hohmann teaches you the business ramifications of software-architecture decisions, and further instructs you on how to understand and embrace the business issues that must be resolved to achieve software success. Using this book as a roadmap, business managers and development teams can safely navigate the minefield of important decisions that they face on a regular basis. The resulting synergy between business and technology will allow you to create winning technology solutions, and ensure your organization's success--now and in the future.

    • Medical

The Intervertebral Disc

Molecular and Structural Studies of the Disc in Health and Disease
Author: Irving M. Shapiro,Makarand V. Risbud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709115353
Category: Medical
Page: 446
View: 441
The intervertebral disc is a complex structure that separates opposing vertebrae, permits a wide range of motion, and accommodates high biomechanical forces. Disc degeneration leads to a loss of function and is often associated with excruciating pain. Written by leading scientists and clinicians, the first part of the book provides a review of the basic biology of the disc in health and disease. The second part considers strategies to mitigate the effects of disc degeneration and discusses the possibility of engineering replacement tissues. The final section is devoted to approaches to model normal development and elucidate the pathogenesis of degenerative disc disease using animal, organ and cell culture techniques. The book bridges the gap between the basic and clinical sciences; the target audience includes basic scientists, orthopaedists and neurologists, while at the same time appealing to the needs of graduate students, medical students, interns and fellows.

    • Education

Sociology of Sport and Physical Education

An Introduction
Author: Anthony Laker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134562977
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 8349
This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. The main body of the text then discusses issues including the sporting body, participation and socialisation into sport, the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and sport and the media. Laker discusses in depth gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality, and he looks at sport and the media, and the involvement of politics. The chapters are each rounded off with challenging 'reflection' questions, activities and tasks for the reader to fulfill.

    • Reference

The Chicano Studies Reader

An Anthology of Aztlán, 1970-2000
Author: Chon A. Noriega
Publisher: Chicano Studies Research Center
Category: Reference
Page: 640
View: 7648
Chicano Studies. This anthology brings together twenty ground-breaking essays from AZTLAN: A JOURNAL OF CHICANO STUDIES, the journal of record in the field. Spanning thirty years, these essays shaped the development of Chicano studies and testify to its broad disciplinary and thematic range. The anthology documents four major strands in Chicano scholarship and is divided into sections accordingly: Decolonizing the Territory, Performing Politics, Configuring Identities, and Remapping the World. Each section is introduced by one of the co-editors: Chon A. Noriega, Eric R. Avila, Karen Mary Davalos, Chela Sandoval and Rafael Perez-Torres.