The Anatomy of Competition in Sports

Author: Christopher B. Doob
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442250615
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport, for individuals competing to join a pro league, and the pros themselves meeting the various challenges of their career.

The Anatomy of Competition in Sports

Author: Christopher B. Doob
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442250604
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport, for individuals competing to join a pro league, and the pros themselves meeting the various challenges of their career.

Taboo

Author: Jon Entine
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786724501
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In virtually every sport in which they are given opportunity to compete, people of African descent dominate. East Africans own every distance running record. Professional sports in the Americas are dominated by men and women of West African descent. Why have blacks come to dominate sports? Are they somehow physically better? And why are we so uncomfortable when we discuss this? Drawing on the latest scientific research, journalist Jon Entine makes an irrefutable case for black athletic superiority. We learn how scientists have used numerous, bogus "scientific" methods to prove that blacks were either more or less superior physically, and how racist scientists have often equated physical prowess with intellectual deficiency. Entine recalls the long, hard road to integration, both on the field and in society. And he shows why it isn't just being black that matters—it makes a huge difference as to where in Africa your ancestors are from.Equal parts sports, science and examination of why this topic is so sensitive, Taboois a book that will spark national debate.

Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U S Society

Author: Christopher B. Doob
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317344200
Format: PDF
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Social Inequality – examining our present while understanding our past. Social Inequality and Social Statification in US Society, 1st edition uses a historical and conceptual framework to explain social stratification and social inequality. The historical scope gives context to each issue discussed and allows the reader to understand how each topic has evolved over the course of American history. The authors use qualitative data to help explain socioeconomic issues and connect related topics. Each chapter examines major concepts, so readers can see how an individual’s success in stratified settings often relies heavily on their access to valued resources–types of capital which involve finances, schooling, social networking, and cultural competence. Analyzing the impact of capital types throughout the text helps map out the prospects for individuals, families, and also classes to maintain or alter their position in social-stratification systems. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Analyze the four major American classes, as well as how race and gender are linked to inequalities in the United States Understand attempts to reduce social inequality Identify major historical events that have influenced current trends Understand how qualitative sources help reveal the inner workings that accompany people’s struggles with the socioeconomic order Recognize the impact of social-stratification systems on individuals and families

Global Corruption Report Sport

Author: Transparency International
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443756
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

The Sports Gene

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 161723012X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Sports Illustrated senior writer's controversial exploration of the genetic underpinnings of athletic success explores the roles of both biology and training, arguing that nature and training are equally necessary components of athletic achievement while considering such topics as race, gender and genetic testing.

One Goal

Author: Beswick, Bill
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450465781
Format: PDF
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Written by Bill Beswick, renowned performance psychologist and mental skills coach with a wealth of experience for elite teams, including the English Premier League and high-profile teams like Manchester United, One Goal is the definitive guide to developing the mindset of a winning soccer team. It offers proven methods for producing team cohesion, flow, and success.

Sport in Capitalist Society

Author: Tony Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081980
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.

The Mental Game of Baseball

Author: H. A. Dorfman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761834
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

The Extra 2

Author: Jonah Keri
Publisher: Espn Books
ISBN: 0345517652
Format: PDF
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A case study of effective business practices demonstrated by a champion sports organization traces the Tampa Bay Devil Rays takeover by two former Goldman Sachs partners and the subsequent rebranding and executive strategies that rendered the team a model franchise.