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Communication and Sport, Surveying the Field

Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field, Third Edition examines a wide array of topics necessary to understand sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from micro- to macro-level issues. All levels of sports are addressed through varied lenses such as mythology, community, and identity. The Third Edition is newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and…

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The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition, 8th edition

The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country’s most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research and information to help you succeed. This eighth edition includes accessible guidance…

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Die Rezeption des Sports in den Medien

Primäres Ziel des Bandes ist es, die bisherigen Erkenntnisse zur medialen Sportrezeption überblicksartig und systematisch darzustellen. Aufbauend auf einführenden Beiträgen zu Angebot und Nutzung von Mediensport erklären die weiteren Beiträge, warum sich so viele Menschen überhaupt dem Mediensport zuwenden, was sie bei der Rezeption erleben und welche Wirkungen die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Mediensport während und…

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The Sociology of Sports, An Introduction, 2d ed.

Reviews of the first edition: “The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended”–Choice In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such…

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IOC Manual of Sports Cardiology

For the practicing sports medicine physician at the front line of sports cardiology, this comprehensive and authoritative resource provides a centralized source of information which addresses this important topic in an accessible manner. This book recognises the broad role sports physicians play, from liaison between athlete, family, specialist, and coaching staff based on the identification…

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Sport and South Asian Diasporas, Playing through Time and Space

This original collection demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationialism for global South Asian populations. The chapters provide a critical (re-) examination of the roles that sport plays within and in relation to South Asian groups in the diaspora, and raises a…

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Sport Management, Principles and Applications

Now available in a fully revised and updated fourth edition, Sport Management: Principles and Applications introduces the sport industry and examines the role of the state, non-profit and professional sectors in sport. It focuses on core management principles and their application in a sporting context, highlighting the unique challenges faced in a career in sport…

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High Performance Disability Sport Coaching

As the profile of disability sport has risen, so has the emphasis grown beyond participation to include the development of a high performance environment. This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the role of coaches and coaching in facilitating the professionalisation of disability sport, in raising performance standards, and as an…

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Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned to the Special Olympics organisation, with national associations active in more than 200 countries worldwide. Despite this rapid growth, all too often coaches and…

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Power Games, A Critical Sociology of Sport

Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the…