• Social Science

Sportives dans leur genre?

permanences et variations des constructions genrées dans les engagements corporels et sportifs
Author: Monica Aceti,Christophe Jaccoud
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783034311830
Category: Social Science
Page: 174
View: 2342
Historiquement, le sport s'est construit sur les valeurs de bourgeoisies qui entendaient reproduire dans ce domaine de la vie sociale une vision patriarcale des rapports entre les sexes, comme en temoigne l'exclusion organisee des femmes qui y a longtemps prevalu. Le sport, que l'on peut considerer comme une institution de reference du point de vue des dynamiques de production du genre, a ete interroge precisement quant a cette permanence par les auteur.e.s de ce livre. Par quels processus l'institution sportive contribue-t-elle a organiser la pratique des individus selon leur sexe ? Comment s'y transmettent normes de genre, types de masculinite et de feminite conduisant a perpetuer des rapports de pouvoir genre avec le masculin comme reference ? Mais aussi quels signes de retournement de cette domination hegemonique sont identifiables ? Tels sont les axes de reflexion portes par l'apport du paradigme du genre qui ont organise cet ouvrage collectif, fruit d'une collaboration internationale de sociologues et d'historiens desireux de contribuer a l'etude des engagements corporels dans divers contextes de la vie sportive et dans des periodes historiques differenciees. Les auteur.e.s se sont applique.e.s a deconstruire et reveler ces problematiques dans des activites telles que le twirling-baton, le <I>gouren breton, la capoeira, la gymnastique, l'athletisme ou le parachutisme."

    • Sports & Recreation

Gender Testing in Sport

Ethics, cases and controversies
Author: Sandy Montanola,Aurélie Olivesi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317527100
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
View: 7263
After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition. The way that this controversy unfolded represents a rich and multi-layered example of the construction of gender in wider society and the interrelationships between sport, culture and the media. This is the first book to explore the case in depth, from socio-cultural, ethical and legal perspectives. Analysing what came to be called "the Caster Semenya Case" in a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary fashion, and covering issues from media discourses and the rhetoric and regulations of the sport’s governing bodies to the reaction of the athlete herself, the book explores the ethics of how gender norms in sport, and in society more generally, are constructed through appearance, behaviour and sporting performance. This 2009 controversy can be taken as an indicator of the tensions of the time, and served as a link between medical sciences, society and gender. Including discussions of key concepts such as 'intersex', 'body norms', and 'fairness', Gender Testing in Sport is fascinating and important reading for anybody with an interest in sport studies, gender studies or biomedical ethics.

    • History

Only Paradoxes to Offer

French Feminists and the Rights of Man
Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043383
Category: History
Page: 229
View: 745

    • Social Science

Sport and Violence in Europe

Author: Dominique Bodin,Luc Robène,Stéphane Héas
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287155119
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 7456
This book aims to pull together the main themes relevant to the relationship between sport and violence, using information from the media, court reports, statistics and research. The topics covered include: football grounds and violence; the links between sport, politics and violence; the way it is treated in the media; violence directed at minority groups; and the economic perspective.

    • Art

Tween Girls and Their Mediated Friends

Author: Nancy A. Jennings
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433121890
Category: Art
Page: 122
View: 4231
Although parents and teachers are among the numerous socializing agents through which children learn about the world, media, too, has begun to take center stage as a substantial force in children's lives. Media characters are some of the people being integrated into the social lives of children, yet very little is known about the implications of these relationships on child development in a mediated society.<BR> Through in-depth interviews, this book explores how tween girls relate to media characters past and present, what they value in these relationships, and how these relationships have shaped their own identity and friendships.<BR> The characters themselves are also analyzed from a feminist perspective, revealing the shared values of community, agency, and self-determination of the media characters and the girls who call them friends.<BR> Through examining the characters and the text in which their stories take place, the book sheds light on what is important to tween girls, about the traits they value in others, and the traits they value in themselves.

Moonwatch Only

60 Years of OMEGA Speedmaster
Author: Grégoire Rossier,Anthony Marquie
Publisher: Watchprint.com Sarl
ISBN: 9782940506170
Page: 566
View: 5944
-A new edition of this definitive book, marking the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster -Includes new features and additional historical information "The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional - the Moonwatch - has done things that no other timepiece has done and it has been worn in places that only a few human beings have been." - Captain Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon "It is an indescribable reference work and a true must-have for every Speedmaster collector." - Forbes There are very few timepieces in the world that deserve a definitive and comprehensive book. The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is one of them. Initially designed for automobile racing teams and engineers, the Omega Speedmaster embarked on a very different trajectory when NASA chose it to accompany astronauts heading for the Moon in 1965. Its involvement in the space adventure has propelled the Moonwatch to the top of the list of celebrated timepieces. After years of research and observation, the authors present a complete panorama of the Moonwatch in a systematic work that is both technical and attractive, making it the unparalleled reference book for this legendary watch. This new edition, marking the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster, has been enriched with numerous new features and additional historical information. Contents: Foreword by Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA; Foreword by Captain Eugene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17; Why a Speedmaster Moonwatch guide?; Part 1 - Speedmaster History; 1, Major Dates; 2, Speedmaster and NASA 25; Part 2 - Main Components and Accessories; 1, An Original Approach; 2, The Caliber; 3, The Caseband; 4, The Dial; 5, The Bezel; 6, The Hands; 7, The Caseback; 8, The Crown; 9, The Pushers; 10, The Glass; 11, The Bracelet; 12, The Presentation Box; 13, The Documents; Part 3 - The Models; 1, Introduction; 2, Standard Production; 3, Special and Limited Series; 4, Personalized Models and Special Projects; 5, The Alaska Project; Part 4 - 60 Years of Innovation; Part 5 - How to Start Collecting Speedmasters; 1, Budget; 2, Choosing a Model; 3, Sales Channels; Part 6 - Appendices; 1, Model Codes; 2, Tables & Bibliography; 3, Contributions; 4, Identification Aid

    • Sports & Recreation

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport

Author: Margaret Gatz,Michael A. Messner,Sandra Ball-Rokeach
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791453230
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 277
View: 8008
Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

    • Social Science

Swimsuit Issue and Sport, The

Hegemonic Masculinity in Sports Illustrated
Author: Laurel R. Davis
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438400551
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 6863
Explores the cultural meanings of the swimsuit issue and shows how Sports Illustrated secures a large audience of men by creating a climate of hegemonic masculinity.

    • English fiction


Author: George Egerton
Publisher: N.A
Category: English fiction
Page: 192
View: 2677

    • Philosophy

Society of Individuals

Author: Norbert Elias
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1847142990
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
View: 5667
Originally published in 1991 and now reissued by Continuum International, this book consists of three sections. The first, written in 1939, was either left out of Elias's most famous book, The Civilizing Process, or was written along with it. Part 2 was written between 1940 and 1960. Part 3 is from 1987. The entire book is a study of the unique relationship between the individual and society--Elias's best-known theme and the basis for the discipline of sociology.

    • Political Science

Youth Transforming Conflict

Author: Nadine Lyamouri-Bajja,Yael Ohana,Ruben Markosyan,Osama Abukatta,Ditta Dolejšiová,Aleksandra Vidanovic
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287167767
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
View: 1125
In 1998, the Council of Europe and the European Commission decided to take common action in the field of youth. Both institutions initiated a partnership agreement with the aim "to promote active European citizenship and civil society by giving impetus to the training of youth leaders and youth workers working within a European dimension". In 2003, additional agreements were signed in the fields of "youth research" and "Euro-Mediterranean youth co-operation". Since 2005, the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth activities has focused on the following topics: European citizenship, human rights education and intercultural dialogue, quality and recognition of youth work and training, better understanding and knowledge of youth and youth policy development. The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth brings together the two institutions' experience in non-formal education, youth policy, youth research and youth work practice. Activities organised within its framework gather representatives of those areas who share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of enhancing evidence-based policy, practice, quality and recognition of youth work and training. Results and other material are made available on the partnership website (http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int) and in various publications, including the Training Kits (T-Kits). T-Kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers and experts and constitute easy-to-use handbooks for educational activities. All activities and publications enhance the exchange of experience and good practice between the actors involved and contribute to the implementation of the political objectives of both partner institutions.

    • Political Science

The Plural Actor

Author: Bernard Lahire
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745646859
Category: Political Science
Page: 271
View: 1739
The individual that the social sciences take as an object is most often studied in a particular context or from a single dimension. The actor is analysed as a student, worker, consumer, spouse, reader, sportsperson, a voter etc. However, in societies where individuals live often through simultaneously and successively heterogeneous and sometimes contradictory social experiences, each person inevitably carries a plurality of roles, ways of seeing, feeling and acting. The aim of this study is to consider the ways in which this plurality of worlds and experiences are incorporated into the being of each individual and to observe the individual's actions in a variety of settings. In addition to his sociological viewpoint, the author engages with psychology, history, anthropology and philosophy. His reflections lead him to embark on a program of psychological sociology to highlight the complexities of this plural view of the social.

    • Political Science

Sport Facing the Test of Cultural Diversity

Integration and Intercultural Dialogue in Europe, Analysis and Practical Examples
Author: William Gasparini,Aurélie Cometti
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287167187
Category: Political Science
Page: 87
View: 9359
Democratic management of cultural diversity has become a priority For The Council of Europe member states. Sport is no exception to this concern. Faced with the diversity of both participants and spectators, sport becomes a vehicle for intercultural dialogue through its educational and socialising role. This work lays out exchanges of experience in intercultural dialogue through sport. it helps put into perspective the concepts of "intercultural dialogue" and "integration" as applied to sport and evoked in social and political debates in Europe. The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) contributes To The development of European research on education through sport involving researchers from different countries. This publication has been co-ordinated and directed in co-operation with the Agency for Education through Sport (APELS).

    • Philosophy

Education for Critical Consciousness

Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780937458
Category: Philosophy
Page: 168
View: 3784
Famous for his advocacy of 'critical pedagogy', Paulo Freire was Latin America's foremost educationalist, a thinker and writer whose work and ideas continue to exert enormous influence in education throughout the world today. Education for Critical Consciousness is the main statement of Freire's revolutionary method of education. It takes the life situation of the learner as its starting point and the raising of consciousness and the overcoming of obstacles as its goals. For Freire, man's striving for his own humanity requires the changing of structures which dehumanize both the oppressor and the oppressed.

    • Social Science

Sport and Violence

Author: Lynn M Jamieson,Thomas Orr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136435808
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 5008
Sport and Violence takes a critical look at the culture of ‘sports rage’ and aggression in the sporting industry, covering ethical, historical and sociological causes and impacts. It examines international examples of sport violence, including: the father of a tennis competitor placing a drug in the drinks of her competitors; a player’s neck broken after being attacked from behind by an opponent in an NHL game; hooliganism in international soccer and more. The book not only attempts to explain how and why such violence originates, it examines its impact on society outside sport and suggests potential remedies for the problem. This book: Examines the culture of violence that permeates and surrounds sport, including the sociological causes of that violence, and what can be done to mitigate them Features an international perspective with examples of sport violence from throughout the world Offers a historical view on the evolution of violence in sport Its up-to-date and in-depth coverage of a controversial issue makes this book a valuable asset to both sports students and professionals working in sports management.

    • Social Science

A Critique of the Study of Kinship

Author: David Murray Schneider
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472080519
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 6961
Schneider views kinship study as a product of Western bias and challenges its use as the universal measure of the study of social structure

    • Sports & Recreation

Coming On Strong

Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport
Author: Susan K Cahn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097521
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 6829
Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.

    • Business & Economics

Sport and Discrimination in Europe

The Perspectives of Young European Research Workers and Journalists
Author: William Gasparini
Publisher: Council of Europe
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 157
View: 5244
This work presents the main contributions and considerations of young European research workers and journalists on the question of discrimination in sport. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the social sciences, The authors show how the media and those working in media can act as a relay, through their coverage of sports, For initiatives on the fight against discrimination. They also illustrate in detail not only the reality of discrimination in sport and the controversy surrounding this issue in the member states of the Council of Europe, but also the strength of research incipient in this field. The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) hopes to contribute in this way to the development of European research on education through sport involving researchers from different countries in order to better understand the phenomenon of discrimination.

    • Social Science

Young People from Lower-income Neighborhoods

Guide to New Policy Approaches
Author: N.A
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287161307
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
View: 2010
The question of young people from lower-income neighbourhoods is often on the political agenda, and the responses proposed vary according to circumstances and the social visibility of a problem which sometimes translates into violence. Nonetheless this problem is far from being resolved, nor is it approached via a long-term strategy aimed at devising alternatives. This guide proposes food for thought and instruments aimed at bringing to light the stigmatisation and stereotypical ideas that are often the starting point for so-called youth integration initiatives targeting young people from these neighbourhoods.

    • English language

Cambridge Idioms Dictionary

Author: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125335974
Category: English language
Page: 505
View: 645