Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Author: Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259726

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 523

In this latest edition of Key Thinkers on Space and Place, editors Phil Hubbard and Rob Kitchin provide us with a fully revised and updated text that highlights the work of over 65 key thinkers on space and place. Unique in its concept, the book is a comprehensive guide to the life and work of some of the key thinkers particularly influential in the current 'spatial turn' in the social sciences. Providing a synoptic overview of different ideas about the role of space and place in contemporary social, cultural, political and economic life, each portrait comprises: Biographical information and theoretical context. An explication of their contribution to spatial thinking. An overview of key advances and controversie. Guidance on further reading. With 14 additional chapters including entries on Saskia Sassen, Tim Ingold, Cindi Katz and John Urry, the book covers ideas ranging from humanism, Marxism, feminism and post-structuralism to queer-theory, post-colonialism, globalization and deconstruction, presenting a thorough look at diverse ways in which space and place has been theorized. An essential text for geographers, this now classic reference text is for all those interested in theories of space and place, whether in geography, sociology, cultural studies, urban studies, planning, anthropology, or women's studies.
Posted in Social Science

Olympic Education

Author: Roland Naul

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841262544

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 8014

Aimed at both teachers and students in schools and colleges, as well as instructors, coaches, and managers in youth sports, this book examines the 'Olympic ideal' in modern sports education.
Posted in Education

Trauma Biomechanics

An Introduction to Injury Biomechanics

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt,Peter F. Niederer,Duane S. Cronin,Markus H. Muser,Felix Walz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642539203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

View: 5914

For the 4th edition of Trauma Biomechanics all existing chapters referring to traffic and sports have been revised and updated. New scientific knowledge and changes in legal defaults (such as norms and standards of crash tests) have been integrated. Additionally one chapter has been added where biomechanical aspects of injuries affected by high energies are communicated in a new way. The mechanical basics for ballistics and explosions are described and the respective impacts on human bodies are discussed. The new edition with the additional chapter therefore is addressed to a broader audience than the previous one.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Drag King Dreams

Author: Leslie Feinberg

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 9780786717637

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3078

A follow-up to Stone Butch Blues finds East Village bouncer-turned-bartender Max Rabinowitz struggling through a mid-life crisis in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, experiencing outrage at the wars in the Middle East, and rediscovering her activist spirit after the death of a cross-dresser friend. Original.
Posted in Fiction

Sports Play

Author: Elfriede Jelinek,Penny Black

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943638X

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 5952

First produced in 1998 at the famous Vienna Burgtheater, the remarkable and provocative Sports Play by Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek is a postdramatic theatrical exploration of the making, marketing and sale of the human body and of emotions in sport. It explores contemporary society’s obsession with fitness and body culture bringing into sharp focus our need to belong to a group, a team or a nation. Sport is seen as a form of war in peacetime
Posted in Drama

Perception, Cognition, and Decision Training

The Quiet Eye in Action

Author: Joan N. Vickers

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736042567

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 8357

Joan Vickers presents evidence on gaze control within visual perception and action in sport as well as the science underlying decision training.
Posted in Medical

Diversity and Society

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412992451

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

View: 2648

The only brief text to present a unified sociological frame of reference to help students analyze minority-dominant relations The fourth edition of Joseph F. Healey's Diversity and Society, updated to include the latest information from the 2010 census, continues to provide a solid foundation for understanding minority-dominant relations. Derived in part from bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, this accessible 10-chapter text teaches concepts and theories through current, engaging topics, such as immigration and slavery in the world today. The concepts are reinforced through case studies and enhanced through gender and comparative perspectives. Particular emphasis is given to the history of race and ethnicity in the United States—more coverage than any other brief text.
Posted in Social Science

Sport Finance

Author: Gil Fried,Timothy D. DeSchriver,Michael Mondello

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450421040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

View: 8841

"Sport Finance, Third Edition," allows students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance, even if they have not previously studied finance. The text engages students with a practical approach to traditionally difficult financial skills and principles.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

Author: Howard S. Friedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199365091

Category: Psychology

Page: 916

View: 4951

The flaws in today's healthcare systems and practices are well-documented: millions remain far from optimal health due to a variety of psychological and social factors; large numbers of patients do not fully cooperate with medical advice; errors in medical decision-making -- some stemming from flaws in interpersonal relations -- regularly lead to needless suffering and death. Further, the effects of emotions, personality, and motivation on healing are not well incorporated into traditional medical care. The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology compiles the most relevant scholarship from psychology, medicine, and public health to offer a thorough and authoritative model of the biopsychosocial approach to health. A collection of international contributors addresses all relevant concepts in this model, including its applications to health promotion, health behavior change, and treatment.
Posted in Psychology

A German-English Dictionary for Chemists

Author: Austin M 1876-1956 Patterson

Publisher: Scholar Select

ISBN: 9781296567972

Category:

Page: 340

View: 9818

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Wimp Factor

Gender Gaps, Holy Wars, and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity

Author: Stephen J. Ducat

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807043455

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 656

In this eye-opening book on how male anxiety has come to shape political thinking and behavior, Dr. Stephen Ducat argues that there is a direct association between the magnitude of a man’s femiphobia and his tendency to embrace right-wing political opinions. Ducat shows how anxious masculinity has been a discernible subtext in politics throughout the history of Western culture—from the political campaigns of ancient Greece to the contest for the presidency. He also explores why and how political issues—such as environmental protection, support for war, welfare reform, and crime and punishment—get gendered. Analyzing various aspects of popular culture, such as editorial cartoons, political advertisements, and Freudian slips made by politicians—and drawing on his own pioneering research on the gender gap—Ducat illustrates how men’s fear of the feminine has been a powerful, if subterranean, force. “A deeply important insight in the hands of a gifted writer.” —Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of The Commercialization of Intimate Life “[Ducat’s] fresh and complex insights may reach a new generation of swing voters.” —Publishers Weekly “Even those who disagree with Ducat’s values can appreciate his skillful deployment of anecdotes, media, and wordplay.” —Psychology Today Stephen J. Ducat is professor of psychology at the School of Humanities at New College of California, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, and a candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Posted in Political Science

The politics of middle class Indonesia

Author: Richard Tanter,Kenneth Ray Young

Publisher: Monash Asia Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 4174

Posted in History

Gender and Sport

Changes and Challenges

Author: Gertrud Pfister,Mari Kristin Sisjord

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830978731

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 3705

This volume covers current issues, cutting-edge debates and new knowledge on women and sport. The range of topics extends from female coaches and women in sport to sexual harassment, from snowboarders to schoolgirls, and from physical education to football. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the current debates on gender and sport from a women's perspective, to share new knowledge about important issues, in particular about gender (in)equalities, and to present insights into the causes and effects of the debates and developments in the arena of women's sport. A special focus in all chapters will be on the perspective of change, and backgrounds, reasons and effects of gender arrangements will be analyzed by scholars who made major contributions to the development of a new gender order in sport and society. Other authors are younger scholars with new perspectives and approaches - who represent the new generation of gender researchers.
Posted in Political Science

Women in German History

From Bourgeois Emancipation to Sexual Liberation

Author: Ute Frevert

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 5159

This is the first comprehensive study of the experiences of women in modern German society. The author examines aspects of change and continuity in the lives of women over the past 200 years and analyses the social differences as well as the common ground shared between women of various classes.
Posted in History

Sexual harassment and abuse in sport

international research and policy perspectives

Author: Celia Brackenridge,Kari Fasting

Publisher: Whiting & Birch Ltd.

ISBN: 9781861770400

Category: Law

Page: 171

View: 2720

"This work looks to increase awareness of sexual abuse in sports. Topics covered include the experiences of elite female athletes, sexual harassment of women in athletics as compared to the world of academia, the prevalence of sexual abuse in organized competitive sports in Australia, and defining appropriateness in coachathlete sexual relationships."
Posted in Law

Damned Nations

Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid

Author: Samantha Nutt

Publisher: Signal Books

ISBN: 0771051468

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 435

In 1995, twenty-five-year-old Samantha Nutt, a recent medical-school graduate and a field volunteer for UNICEF, touched down in Baidoa, Somalia, the "City of Death." What she saw there would spur her on to a lifetime of passionate advocacy for children and families in war-torn areas around the world. Damned Nations is the brilliant distillation of Dr. Nutt's observations over the course of fifteen years providing hands-on care in some of the world's most violent flashpoints, all the while building the world class non-profit War Child North America. Combining original research with her personal story, it is a deeply thoughtful meditation on war as it is being waged around the world against millions of civilians -- primarily women and children. Nutt's boundless energy, dedication, and compassion shine through on every page as she lays out real, lasting solutions to these problems and shows how to move beyond outdated notions of charity towards a more progressive, inclusive, and respectful world view.
Posted in Political Science

Biomechanics of Cycling

Author: Rodrigo R Bini,Felipe P. Carpes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 3319055399

Category: Medical

Page: 125

View: 2136

Bicycles have been a common device to enhance physical fitness level in gyms and training centers along with solid use in competitive sport. For that reason, biomechanics of cycling has grown as a research field with many publications addressing different perspective of the interaction between the cyclist and his bicycle. The most common end point of research on biomechanics of cycling is optimization of performance and reduction of injury risk. One goal of this book is to meet the growing need for a comprehensive presentation of contemporary knowledge on biomechanics of cycling which will positively influence the activity of cycling in a global fashion. In order to accomplish this purpose, ten chapters are presented with focus on varying methods for biomechanical analysis of cycling motion. The introduction section provides an overview of the main methods for assessment of cycling motion, including motion analysis, pedal force measurements, muscle activation, anthropometry and joint kinetics. These methods are discussed in depth in individual chapters followed by chapters on characteristics of bicycles and potential perspectives to improve their configuration in order to improve performance of cyclists and reduce their overuse injury risk. Moreover, a preliminary method to train technique in cyclists is shown. A final chapter provides authors perspective on the upcoming technology that should be effective in helping training of cyclists.
Posted in Medical

Cognitive psychophysiology

principles of covert behavior

Author: Frank J. McGuigan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 532

View: 7703

Posted in Psychology