Sports in American Life: A History 3rd Edition
The third edition of author Richard O. Davies’ highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno. * Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions * Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues * Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccer’s sharp rise in popularity * Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports.
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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.
Is There Life After Football? draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives playing the sport and after their football days are over. The “bubble”-like conditions of privilege that NFL players experience while playing, often leave players unprepared for the real world once they retire and must manage their own lives. The book also reveals the difficulties affecting former NFL players in retirement: social isolation, financial concerns, inadequate career planning, psychological challenges, and physical injuries. From players who make reckless and unsustainable financial investments during their very few high-earning years, to players who struggle to form personal and professional relationships outside of football, the stories in the book put a very human face on the realities of professional football. George Koonce Jr., a former NFL player himself, weaves in his own story throughout, explaining the challenges he encountered and decisions that helped him succeed after leaving the sport. Ultimately, Is There Life After Football? concludes that, despite the challenges players face, it is possible for players to find success after leaving the NFL if they have the right support, education, and awareness of what might await them. Instructor's Guide
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James A. Holstein is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. He is the author, with Jaber F. Gubrium, of The Self We Live By: Narrative Identity in the Postmodern World. Richard S. Jones is Professor of Sociology and Faculty Athletics Representative at Marquette University. He is the author of Doing Time: Prison Experience and Identity with Thomas J. Schmid. George E. Koonce, Jr. played professional football for a decade, the majority of those years with the Green Bay Packers, with whom he won the Super Bowl XXXI title. After the NFL he held positions as Senior Associate Athletic Director and Director of Development at Marquette University, Athletic Director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Director of Player Development for the Packers, and Special Assistant to the Athletic Director at East Carolina University. Dr. Koonce is currently Vice President of Advancement at Marian University.
This book is a fresh history of the national pastime, recounting the 50 most incredible and iconic moments-both renowned and obscure-that shaped the game as it moved from the Dead Ball Era, through World War II, and on to the modern era. Events include Jackie Robinson’s first All-Star Game, Babe Ruth’s 50th home run in his first season as a Yankee, and Hank Aaron’s first career home run. Author Rocco Constantino also shares interviews with over 40 former Major League Baseball players, many of whom played in a World Series or All-Star Game, providing fresh insight and perspectives to these unforgettable moments of baseball.
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Rocco Constantino is an NCAA athletics administrator at Bloomfield College and baseball historian. He is also a freelance writer, most recently as a featured columnist for Bleacher Report and Baseball Hot Corner.
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Allyson Pollock is professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary, University of London. She set up and directed the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh from 2005 to 2011, and prior to that she was Head of the Public Health Policy Unit at UCL and Director of Research & Development at UCL Hospitals NHS Trust. She is the author of NHS plc and co-author of The New NHS: A Guide. She writes regularly in the Guardian as well as many professional publications. Website: http://www.allysonpollock.com/