Sport: A Critical Sociology 2nd Edition
In this new edition of his acclaimed book, Richard Giulianotti provides a critical sociological interpretation of modern sport. As global festivals such as the Olympic Games and football s World Cup demonstrate, sport s social, political, economic and cultural significance is becoming ever more apparent across the world. Ten years after its original publication, the text has been completely revised and updated to cover the most recent literature and to tackle the key contemporary issues of sport and society. Chapter by chapter, Giulianotti offers a cogent examination of widely taught sociological theories and topics that relate to sport, skilfully weaving together theory and examples. These include functionalism, Weberian sociology, Marxism and postmodern sociology, along with ethnicity, gender and globalization. Using an international range of case studies and research regarding a wide variety of sports, the new edition has furthered its commitment to making this important material especially accessible to undergraduate readers. Sport: A Critical Sociology remains the best sociological introduction to sport for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses such as sport and leisure studies, cultural studies, and modern social theory.
About the Author
Richard Giulianotti is Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University, UK, and Professor II at Telemark University College, Norway
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A step-by-step approach to problem-solving techniques using SPSS(R) in the fields of sports science and physical education Featuring a clear and accessible approach to the methods, processes, and statistical techniques used in sports science and physical education, Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS(R) emphasizes how to conduct and interpret a range of statistical analysis using SPSS. The book also addresses issues faced by research scholars in these fields by providing analytical solutions to various research problems without reliance on mathematical rigor. Logically arranged to cover both fundamental and advanced concepts, the book presents standard univariate and complex multivariate statistical techniques used in sports research such as multiple regression analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and factor analysis. The author focuses on the treatment of various parametric and nonparametric statistical tests, which are shown through the techniques and interpretations of the SPSS outputs that are generated for each analysis. Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS(R) also features: * Numerous examples and case studies to provide readers with practical applications of the analytical concepts and techniques * Plentiful screen shots throughout to help demonstrate the implementation of SPSS outputs * Illustrative studies with simulated realistic data to clarify the analytical techniques covered * End-of-chapter short answer questions, multiple choice questions, assignments, and practice exercises to help build a better understanding of the presented concepts * A companion website with associated SPSS data files and PowerPoint(R) presentations for each chapter Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS(R) is an excellent textbook for upper-undergraduate, graduate, and PhD-level courses in research methods, kinesiology, sports science, medicine, nutrition, health education, and physical education. The book is also an ideal reference for researchers and professionals in the fields of sports research, sports science, physical education, and social sciences, as well as anyone interested in learning SPSS.
About the Author
J. P. Verma, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Director of the Center for Advanced Studies at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education. Dr. Verma is an active researcher and expert in data analysis and sports statistics and has conducted many workshops on research methodology, research designs, multivariate analysis, statistical modeling, and data analysis for students in management, physical education, social science, and economics. He is the author of seven additional books including Repeated Measures Design for Empirical Researchers and Statistics for Exercise Science and Health with Microsoft(R) Office Excel(R), both published by Wiley.
Mr Tan writes from the heart. His biographical anecdotes of his and others’ powess in badmintion in the 1930s and 40s are treasures to all followers of the sport. They reflect his intimate knowledge of the sport, and his personal friendship with the champions in his time. They illustrate the values and traditions of Olympism, namely, friendship, fair play and sportsmanship.
This is a unique bilingual book that covers the origin and development of Singapore Badminton, the Singapore Badminton Association, pioneers of the local badminton scene, Singapore’s spectacular climb to international acclaim, and the future of Singapore badminton. Spiced up with photos old and new, it also boasts technical details and newspaper clippings.
The toy industry is one of the most consistently misunderstood sectors of American business. Thats no surprise because on many levels it resists easy definition. Its a commodity business. No, its a fashion business. No, its a consumer products business. No, its an entertainment business. The fact is its all of these businesses, each of which addresses and responds to market forces differently. And often, especially with the larger, publicly traded companies all of these businesses share a balance sheet. This book will provide a concise and in-depth introduction to the structure, practices and market forces that impact the toy industry. It will offer a short history of the industry, a description of the current market landscape, major and emerging industry competitors, contemporary trends, changes and expectations for the future. It will further cover aspects of retailing, consumer behavior, and financial markets as they relate to the industry. As noted, the book will focus primarily on the U.S. toy industry, but will provide guidelines for extrapolating the information to the global toy market and a highlight of those issues, such as manufacturing, that are relatively consistent worldwide. The book is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the diverse and changing nature of the toy industry and to help readers develop a context for appreciating it relevant to other, more predictable and definable industries. Many studentsaaC–“and professionals for that matteraaC–“come to the toy industry ill equipped for success because they are unable to understand the various disciplines and business practices it encompasses and therefore unable to apply those practices appropriately for the product or product category. A preschool toy will never behave like a toy from a hot movie. Its something many successful people in the business know and have learned over time, but it remains a mystery to the uninitiated. Withal this book is intended as an initiation into a fascinating, fast-paced and fiercely competitive business that is very often more an art than a science.
About the Author
Christopher Byrne New York, NY, Content Director for Time to Play Magazine, Editor-at Large, Toys & Family Entertainment and Royalties Magazines, Founder and Principal, Byrne Communications.
Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport Studies provides students with an exciting opportunity to discover the diversity of physical education, exercise science, and sport and the wealth of careers available in these fields. Students are introduced to the heritage, current programs, and future potential of their majors through the explanation of the origins of different careers and the skills necessary to perform them.
- Healthy People 2010 content has been replaced with Healthy People 2020 content.
- Review questions have been added to chapters 7-9.
- Added a new Career Perspective to chapters 9-11.
- Career Perspectives
- Key Points
- Historical Information
- Research Views
- Learning Outcomes were added to each chapter.