E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • What Great Coaches Do Differently: 11 Elements of Effective Coaching book cover

    What Great Coaches Do Differently

    11 Elements of Effective Coaching, 1st Edition

    By Rob Haworth, Todd Whitaker

    This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes of great athletic coaches. Where do they focus their attention? How do they spend their time and energy? And how can others gain the same advantages? Here, Rob Haworth and Todd Whitaker describe the qualities of champion athletes, coaches,…

    eBook – 2014-01-09
    Routledge

  • Religion and Sports in American Culture book cover

    Religion and Sports in American Culture

    1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Scholes, Raphael Sassower

    Religion and Sports in American Culture explores the relationship between religion and modern sports in America. Whether found in the religious purpose of ancient Olympic Games, in curses believed to plague the Chicago Cubs, or in the figure of Tim Tebow, religion and sports have been and are still…

    eBook – 2014-01-03
    Routledge

  • Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond book cover

    Baseball and American Culture

    Across the Diamond, 1st Edition

    By Frank Hoffmann, Edward J Rielly, Martin J Manning

    Discover baseball's role in American society! Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond is a thoughtful look at baseball's impact on American society through the eyes of the game's foremost scholars, historians, and commentators. Edited by Dr. Edward J. Rielly, author of Baseball: An…

    eBook – 2014-01-02
    Routledge

  • Motivation and Emotion in Sport: Reversal Theory book cover

    Motivation and Emotion in Sport

    Reversal Theory, 1st Edition

    By John H. Kerr

    Why did Michael Jordan quit basketball and take up baseball? Why was Martina Navratilova so successful as a professional tennis player? These and many other questions about aspects of motivation and emotion in sport are addressed in this book which is newly available in paperback. Reversal theory's…

    eBook – 2014-01-02
    Psychology Press

  • British Sport: a Bibliography to 2000: Volume 1: Nationwide Histories book cover

    British Sport: a Bibliography to 2000

    Volume 1: Nationwide Histories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Cox

    Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

  • British Sport - a Bibliography to 2000: Volume 3: Biographical Studies of Britsh Sportsmen, Women and Animals book cover

    British Sport - a Bibliography to 2000

    Volume 3: Biographical Studies of Britsh Sportsmen, Women and Animals, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Cox

    Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.…

    eBook – 2013-12-16
    Routledge

  • The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health: Case Studies of Active Researchers book cover

    The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health

    Case Studies of Active Researchers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rich Neil, Sheldon Hanton, Scott Fleming, Kylie Wilson

    What are the challenges and potential pitfalls of real research? What decision-making process is followed by successful researchers? The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health fills an important gap in the research methods literature. Conventional research methods textbooks focus…

    eBook – 2013-12-04
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure: Meanings, Motives and Lifelong Learning book cover

    Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure

    Meanings, Motives and Lifelong Learning, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sam Elkington, Sean Gammon

    We are entering a new era of leisure. Quality rather than quantity is now the focus of researchers, policymakers and managers. Technological change, an ageing population and a harsh economic climate are changing the values and practices of leisure, as well as the relationship between leisure,…

    eBook – 2013-12-04
    Routledge

  • Sport in Europe: Politics, Class, Gender book cover

    Sport in Europe

    Politics, Class, Gender, 1st Edition

    Edited by J A Mangan

    This book examines the cultural, social, political, economic and aesthetic history of Sport in Europe. As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has become an inescapable…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • From Fair Sex to Feminism: Sport and the Socialization of Women in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Eras book cover

    From Fair Sex to Feminism

    Sport and the Socialization of Women in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Eras, 1st Edition

    Edited by J A Mangan, Roberta J Park

    First published in 1987 with the aim of deepening understanding of the place of women in the cultural heritage of modern society, this collection of essays brings together the previously discrete perspectives of women's studies and the social history of sport. Using feminist ideas to explore…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • The Global Sports Arena: Athletic Talent Migration in an Interpendent World book cover

    The Global Sports Arena

    Athletic Talent Migration in an Interpendent World, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Bale, Joseph Maguire

    Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge

  • The Games Ethic and Imperialism: Aspects of the Diffusion of an Ideal book cover

    The Games Ethic and Imperialism

    Aspects of the Diffusion of an Ideal, 1st Edition

    By J.A. Mangan

    This is more than a description of the imperial spread of public school games: it considers hegemony and patronage, ideals and idealism, educational values and aspirations, cultural assimilation and adaptation and the dissemination of the moralistic ideology of athleticism.…

    eBook – 2013-11-05
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

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