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Sport in Australasian Society

By J A Mangan,John Nauright
  • ISBN Code: : 1136332243
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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As Sydney prepares to host the 2000 Olympic games, this study assesses the cultural impact of sport on the Australasian countries. Here, as in other parts of the world, sport is taken as an assertion of both individual and group identity, a demonstration of modernity and a source of personal, local and regional esteem. This collection explores the political, social and aesthetic influence of modern sport, attitudes to the body and the evolution of specific Australasian visions of sport.

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  • Pdf File: playing-on-the-periphery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Part of the Sport in the Global Society series, this innovative and creative text explores collective history, memory, and sport culture, tracking the passage of sports away from England. The author investigates why ‘elite’ English sports – such as rugby and cricket – became national sports in New Zealand and Australia, and asks why ‘working class’ English sports – such as football – have travelled less well to these areas. Focusing on these sports, the author tracks narratives and myths, tracing the passage of colonial truths, behaviours and practices. Clearly defined sections in the book focus on: * sport and tourism * sport and history * sport and memory. Using a refreshingly broad range of sources to analyze differences between popular culture and sporting memory, this book offers new perspectives on sport and makes an interesting reference for masters and postgraduate readers in sport and cultural studies.

Myths in Education, Learning and Teaching

By M. Harmes,H. Huijser,P. Danaher,Mahbub Ul Haq
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137476982
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: myths-in-education-learning-and-teaching.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection brings together international scholars to interrogate a range of educational practices, procedures and policies, around the organizing principle that 'myths' often require critical scrutiny. Engaging with key themes in contemporary global education, the contributors challenge and address educational myths and their consequences.

Strategic Management in Sport

By Danny O'Brien,Milena M. Parent,Lesley Ferkins,Lisa Gowthorp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351970801
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 740
  • Pdf File: strategic-management-in-sport.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What role can strategic thinking play in contemporary sport management? It can be the difference between leading or languishing – it’s that important! Covering sport at all levels, from community-based sport to elite sport, this is the first textbook to focus on strategic management in a sport context. The book introduces the fundamentals of strategic planning, environmental analyses, strategic direction and leadership, strategy formulation and selection, implementation, strategic control, and change management. Designed to encourage students to develop a strategic mindset, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the book unpacks key concepts such as leadership, governance, organizational change, and the multiple layers of strategy in sport. Full of real-world case studies from diverse, international sport business environments, and useful pedagogical features such as review questions and guides to online resources, this is an essential text for any sport management course and an invaluable resource for sport development, recreation management, or events management courses.

Fathering Through Sport and Leisure

By Tess Kay
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134071019
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: fathering-through-sport-and-leisure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fathering is a highly contested concept in popular, media, academic and policy discourses, yet in the areas of family studies and men’s studies the leisure component of family life is under-played. This book provides a long overdue and thorough investigation of the relationship between fatherhood, sport, and leisure. Fathering Through Sport and Leisure investigates what fathers actually do in the time they spend with their children. Leading researchers from the fields of sport, leisure and family studies examine the tensions men encounter as they endeavour to meet the new expectations of fatherhood, and the central role that sport and leisure play in overcoming this. Analyzed in relation to social trends and current policy debates, this unique collection examines fathering in a wide range of contexts including: parental expectation and youth sports fathers and daughters leisure time and couple time in dual earner families divorce, fatherhood and leisure. The book shows how contemporary fathers use sport and leisure to engage with their sons and daughters, achieve emotional closeness and fulfil their own expectations of what it means to be a ‘good father’. Drawing on research carried out in the UK, Australia, Canada and the United States, this is a crucial text for anybody with an interest in leisure studies, family studies or fatherhood.