In this work, leading authorities in the discipline look at how those engaging in sports development must be in the business of devising better and more effective ways of promoting interest, participation or performance in sport.
Provides students of vocational aspects of sport and recreation with the knowledge and insight required to successfully enter the industry. This is a useful reading for the study of operational services and coaching, teaching and instruction courses. It provides an overall picture of working in recreation and sport.
Through investigations into a wide range of sports, including how football agents really work, the betting industry and corruption, esports, the NFL's efforts to take over the world and the real cost of hosting events like the World Cup and the Olympics, the financial realities of our obsession with sport are exposed.
What are the essential research methods for students studying leisure, sport and tourism? What are the main benefits in competing research methods, and how can you avoid gremlins in the research process? This book deals with these questions.
Covers the key topics taught within sport and leisure management courses. This book is divided into four sections covering such areas as: social and cultural context of sport and leisure; public, private and voluntary sectors; key products and services, including sport, the arts, physical activity and the countryside; and, management models.
This important new text address a range of issues central to understanding the character of sports development, from organisation and strategy within the public and volunatary sectors, to funding, networking and service evaluation.
Consuming Sport is the first book to explicitly and comprehensively address how sport is experienced and engaged with in the everyday lives, social networks, and media, and consumer patterns of its followers.
Offers an history of drug use in sport. This book argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or 'evil'; instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks.
This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. It shows how the study of built environments such as gymnasiums and football stadiums can provide unique information about the body's capabilities, needs and desires.
The collection examines cases of discrimination directed at individuals or groups, resulting in their exclusion from full participation in sport and their consequent struggle for inclusion. It shows how ethnic and national identity are sources of
This historical and political overview of drug use in elite sport explains the procedures and protocols of drug testing, examines ethical dimensions of doping, and the political and economic factors that influence the attempts to control doping.
Helps in understanding the process of sports development. This work offers the reader: comprehensive coverage of the major themes in the process of sports development; contributions from an internationally renowned author team; text with a logical and well-developed structure; and a dedicated accompanying website with updates and new material.
Sport, Culture and the Media was the first book to analyse comprehensively two of the most powerful cultural forces of our times: sport and media. It examines the ways in which media sport has established itself in contemporary everyday life, and how sport and media have made themselves mutually dependent.
A genuinely comparative analysis of sport policy -making in five countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and North America. Focuses on issues such as drug abuse, government intervention and the provision of sport in schools.
In Olympic Visions Mike O'Mahony explores how painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, architects and designers have portrayed the Olympic Games through history. Featuring a combination of beautiful illustrations and detailed insights, the book shows how images have shaped the way the Olympics are perceived.
Addressing a number of prominent sports and sport stars, this book demonstrates the economic and cultural factors that have contributed to the popularity of sport stars. It also examines issues such as race and gender, the impact of professionalization, growing media coverage, and the role of agents.
On 15 April 1989, the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters in history occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. 96 people were crushed to death and 766 injured in a tragedy that was later admitted to have been exacerbated by police failures. This book aims to do justice to the memory of those who died and those left behind.
A collection of short extracts on the subject of walking, hiking and climbing by more than 50 literary figures from around the world including Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Eric Newby, Colin Thubron, Mark Twain and many others.
An introduction to key aspects of sport management for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The book will also serve as a useful resource for staff involved in teaching on sport related modules and programmes, and for practitioners working as managers of sport businesses.
The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.
Analyses the regulatory role of the state and its impact on sport and the intersections of sport with other areas of government policy. Offering a comprehensive examination of how sport is affected by a range of government policy, this book examines the intersection of sport with other (non-sport) policies from an international perspective.
From the early days of Winterbottom to the controversial appointment and performance of a non-national in Goran-Eriksson, the England hotseat has always attracted an incredible level of interest from Press and fans. This book looks at almost all of the incumbents of the position of England coach. It also features a photographic section.