Fair Game (RLE Sports Studies)

Myth and Reality in Sport

Author: Eric Midwinter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680804

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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This volume examines modern sport in its social context and concludes that it is beset with over-commercialised motives, damaged by dangerous political alignments and marred by wrongheaded social values. The book provides a thought-provoking analysis and offers new insights into why and how modern sport has evolved into its present dominant position. It calls for radical reforms in the structure of, and attitudes towards, sport.

Animation, Sport and Culture

Author: P. Wells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.

The Religion Toolkit

A Complete Guide to Religious Studies

Author: John Morreall,Tamara Sonn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444343718

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources

Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management

Author: Peter Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317704371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management is a unique text, which links these three crucial areas of tourism - impacts, planning and management. Tourism impacts are multi-faceted and therefore are difficult to plan for and manage. This title looks at all the key players involved - be they tourists, host communities or industry members - and considers a number of approaches and techniques for managing tourism impacts successfully. Now in a third edition, this bestselling text has been fully revised to include: New material on: terrorism, sustainability, climate change, sex tourism, heritage tourism, theories of tourism planning and GIS. New chapter on Destination Planning and Management Updated tourism data and statistics Case studies on urban tourism, pro-poor tourism, cruise ship tourism, coral reef tourism, historic monuments, eco-labels, codes of conduct and sustainable tourism from both developed and developing regions, including Australia, Iceland, Spain, the UK, Namibia, the Arctic and Antarctica. A companion website including PPTs, video and web links. The text is written in an accessible style and includes a plethora of features that engage and aid understanding. This accessible yet academically rigorous introduction to tourism impacts, planning and management is essential reading for all tourism students.

Cricket's Changing Ethos

Nobles, Nationalists and the IPL

Author: Jon Gemmell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319763393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

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This book examines historically how cricket was codified out of its variant folk-forms and then marketed with certain lessons sought to reinforce the values of a declining landed interest. It goes on to show how such values were then adapted as part of the imperial experiment and were eventually rejected and replaced with an ethos that better reflected the interests of new dominant elites. The work examines the impact of globalisation and marketization on cricket and analyses the shift from an English dominance, on a sport that is ever-increasingly being shaped by Asian forces. The book’s distinctiveness lies in trying to decode the spirit of the game, outlining a set of actual characteristics rather than a vague sense of values. An historical analysis shows how imperialism, nationalism, commercialism and globalisation have shaped and adapted these characteristics. As such it will be of interest to students and scholars of sport sociology, post-colonialism, globalisation as well as those with an interest in the game of cricket and sport more generally.

The Troll Inside You

Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North

Author: Ármann Jakobsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947447004

Category: Icelandic literature

Page: 244

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What do medieval Icelanders mean when they say ¿troll¿? What did they see when they saw a troll? What did the troll signify to them? And why did they see them?The principal subject of this book is the Norse idea of the troll, which the author uses to engage with the larger topic of paranormal experiences in the medieval North. The texts under study are from 13th-, 14th-, and 15th-century Iceland. The focus of the book is on the ways in which paranormal experiences are related and defined in these texts and how those definitions have framed and continue to frame scholarly interpretations of the paranormal.The book is partitioned into numerous brief chapters, each with its own theme. In each case the author is not the least concerned with how the paranormal functions within medieval society and in the minds of the individuals who encounter and experience it and go on to narrate these experiences through intermediaries. The author connects the paranormal encounter closely with fears and these fears are intertwined with various aspects of the human experience, including gender, family ties, and death.The Troll Inside You hovers over the boundaries of scholarship and literature. Its aim is to prick and provoke but above all to challenge its audience to reconsider some of their preconceived ideas about the medieval past.

The Case Against Homework

How Homework is Hurting Our Children and what We Can Do about it

Author: Sara Bennett,Nancy Kalish

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 030734018X

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Argues that homework has little to do with academic success, and offers parents strategies and techniques for communicating with teachers and schools to advocate for change. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Psychology at the Movies

Author: Skip Dine Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470971770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 253

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Psychology at the Movies explores the insights to be gained by applying various psychological lenses to popular films including cinematic depictions of human behavior, the psychology of filmmakers, and the impact of viewing movies. Uses the widest range of psychological approaches to explore movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch them Written in an accessible style with vivid examples from a diverse group of popular films, such as The Silence of the Lambs, The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, Good Will Hunting, and A Beautiful Mind Brings together psychology, film studies, mass communication, and cultural studies to provide an interdisciplinary perspective Features an extensive bibliography for further exploration of various research fields

Kitchen Confidential

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408845040

Category: Cooks

Page: 384

View: 1987

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A new edition of the bestselling classic, hand-annotated throughout by Anthony Bourdain

The Communication Crisis in America, And How to Fix It

Author: Mark Lloyd,Lewis A. Friedland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349949256

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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This book critiques U.S. public policy about communication and offers guidelines to improve public safety and create strong democratic communities. The lack of effective emergency communication, basic information about health care, education, jobs and the economy, and civic life is at a crisis state, creating problems for the whole community, not just a vulnerable few. The Communications Crisis in America is not because of changing markets or new technology, it is the failure of public policy. The authors include economists, sociologists, journalists, lawyers and a diverse group of media and communication scholars, all offering an urgent call to action and difficult, but achievable steps forward.

The Battle Over Homework

Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents

Author: Harris M. Cooper

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1631440128

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Homework is the cause of more friction between schools and home than any other aspect of education and becomes the prime battlefield when schools, families, and communities view one another as adversaries. This comprehensive fourth edition tackles all the tough questions: What’s the right amount of homework? What role should parents play in the homework process? What is the connection between homework and achievement? This essential reference offers all stakeholders—administrators, teachers, and parents—the opportunity to end the battle and turn homework into a cooperative endeavor to promote student learning.

Cultural Issues in Psychology

A Student's Handbook

Author: Andrew Stevenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239843

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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Does our cultural background influence the way we think and feel about ourselves and others? Does our culture affect how we choose our partners, how we define intelligence and abnormality and how we bring up our children? Psychologists have long pondered the relationship between culture and a range of psychological attributes. Cultural Issues In Psychology is an all round student guide to the key studies, theories and controversies which seek to explore human behaviour in a global context. The book explores key controversies in global psychology, such as: Culture: what does it mean and how has it been researched? Relativism and universalism: are they compatible approaches in global research? Ethnocentrism: is psychological research dominated by a few regions of the world? Indigenous psychologies: what are the diverse research traditions from around the world? Research methods and perspectives: how can we compare and contrast cross-cultural psychology and cultural psychology? The book also includes detailed examinations of global research into mainstream areas of psychology, such as social, cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as abnormal psychology. With insightful classroom activities and helpful pedagogical features, this detailed, yet accessibly written book gives introductory-level psychology students access to a concise review of key research, issues, controversies and diverse approaches in the area of culture and psychology.

Angela's Ashes

A Memoir

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068484267X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 363

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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies

Fair Game

Myth and Reality in Sport

Author: Eric Midwinter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138776364

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 173

View: 322

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This volume examines modern sport in its social context and concludes that it is beset with over-commercialised motives, damaged by dangerous political alignments and marred by wrongheaded social values. The book provides a thought-provoking analysis and offers new insights into why and how modern sport has evolved into its present dominant position. It calls for radical reforms in the structure of, and attitudes towards, sport.

Workspheres

Design and Contemporary Work Styles

Author: Paola Antonelli

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870700132

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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In the past, work has shaped the way we live. In the near future, the way we live may shape the way we work. Workspherescreatively confronts the design demands of the ever-evolving contemporary work environment. Featuring design products, prototypes, and models, and part of a groundbreaking 2001 exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exciting book introduces work concepts originated by internationally recognized designers who address the unique needs of specific work scenarios, including the nomadic office of a business traveler; the domestic office; the virtual office; and more traditional offices in settings configured for group interaction. Featuring projects commissioned especially for Workspheresby such avant-garde brainstormers as LOT/EK, Digital Image Design, and Hella Jongerius, interviews with designers extraordinaire Bruce Mau, Michael Brill, and Francis Duffy, and more pictures of chairs, cubicles, and desks that you've ever imagined, even in your most compulsive catalogue fantasies, Workspheresis the ultimate consideration of contemporary work space.

Myth and Geology

Author: Luigi Piccardi,W. Bruce Masse

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392168

Category: Science

Page: 350

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The Best Psychic Stories

Famous People

Author: Joseph Lewis French

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 116

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War, that relentless disturber of boundaries and of traditions in a spiritual as well as a material sense, has brought a tremendous revival of interest in the life after death and the possibility of communication between the living and the dead. As France became nearer to millions over here because our soldiers lived there for a few months, as French soil will forever be holy ground because our dead rest there, so the far country of the soul likewise seems nearer because of those young adventurers. The conflict which changed the map of Europe has in the minds of many effaced the boundaries between this world and the world beyond. Winifred Kirkland, in her book, The New Death, discusses the new concept of death, and the change in our standards that it is making. "We are used to speaking of this or that friend's philosophy of life; the time has now come when every one of us who is to live at peace with his own brain must possess also a philosophy of death." This New Death, she says, is so far mainly an immense yearning receptivity, an unprecedented humility of brain and of heart toward all implications of survival. She believes that it is an influence which is entering the lives of the people as a whole, not a movement of the intellectuals, nor the result of psychical research propaganda, but arising from the simple, elemental emotions of the soul, from human love and longing for reassurance of continued life. "If a man die, shall he live again?" has been propounded ever since Job's agonized inquiry. Now numbers are asking in addition, "Can we have communication with the dead?" Science, long derisive, is sympathetic to the questioning, and while many believe and many doubt, the subject is one that interests more people than ever before. Professor James Hyslop, Secretary of the American Society for Psychical Research, believes that the war has had great influence in arousing new interest in psychical subjects and that tremendous spiritual discoveries may come from it. Literature, always a little ahead of life, or at least in advance of general thinking, has in the more recent years been acutely conscious of this new influence. Poetry, the drama, the novel, the short story, have given affirmative answer to the question of the soul's survival after death. No other element has so largely entered into the tissue of recent literature as has the supernatural, which now we meet in all forms in the writings of all lands. And no aspect of the ghostly art is more impressive or more widely used than the introduction of the spirit of the dead seeking to manifest itself to the living. No thoughtful person can fail to be interested in a theme which has so affected literature as has the ghostly, even though he may disbelieve what the Psychical Researchers hold to be established.

Overloaded and Underprepared

Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids

Author: Denise Pope,Maureen Brown,Sarah Miles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119022444

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Reduce stress and improve academic success with this research-backed framework for change Many American students are overworked, stressed-out, and still underperforming relative to their global peers. Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids gives you the tools you need to begin making immediate changes at your school, in the community, and at home to benefit all kids. It provides a concrete framework to reduce student stress while engaging kids in real learning. The book helps you identify areas for improvement at your school, brainstorm poss ...

Doing School

How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Author: Denise Clark Pope

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300130589

Category: Education

Page: 212

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This book offers a revealing--and troubling--view of today's high school students and the ways they pursue high grades and success. Veteran teacher Denise Pope follows five highly regarded students through a school year and discovers that these young people believe getting ahead requires manipulating the system, scheming, lying, and cheating.