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Sports books

Making the Majors, The Transformation of Team Sports in America

In this in-depth look at major league sports, Eric Leifer traces the growth and development of major leagues in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey, and predicts fundamental changes as the majors pursue international expansion. He shows how every past expansion of sports publics has been accompanied by significant changes in the way sporting competition is…

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Sports books

African Americans in Sports, Contemporary Themes

Sixteen contributions cover topics such as African American culture and sport, the representation of O.J. Simpson, the impact of Tiger Woods’ success, a physiological review of race and athletic performance, the case against NCAA Proposition 48, racism and discrimination in sport, and African American male head coaches. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Sports books

African Americans in Sports, Contemporary Themes

Sixteen contributions cover topics such as African American culture and sport, the representation of O.J. Simpson, the impact of Tiger Woods’ success, a physiological review of race and athletic performance, the case against NCAA Proposition 48, racism and discrimination in sport, and African American male head coaches. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Sports books

African Americans in Sports, Contemporary Themes

Sixteen contributions cover topics such as African American culture and sport, the representation of O.J. Simpson, the impact of Tiger Woods’ success, a physiological review of race and athletic performance, the case against NCAA Proposition 48, racism and discrimination in sport, and African American male head coaches. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Funny books

Comedy and Social Science, Towards a Methodology of Funny

While there have been many sociological and psychological studies of humor, few can claim to be funny. Humor may be regarded as a legitimate topic for social scientists, but in general, they present their research rather seriously. In academia, humor tends to be trivialized and dismissed. This is more than just a missed opportunity for…

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Scientific books

Women’s Science, Learning and Succeeding from the Margins

Are there places where women succeed in science? Numerous studies in recent years document a gender gap in science and engineering, showing women’s interest in these fields declines from grade school to adulthood. WOMEN’S SCIENCE expands our conception of scientific practice as it reconfigures both women’s role in science and the meaning of science in…

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Scientific books

Social Studies of Science and Technology: Looking Back, Ahead, Looking Back, Ahead

This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies. It covers a broad range: history of science; science and politics; science and contemporary democracy; science and the public; science and the constitution; science and metaphors; and science and modernity and provides a critical overview of…

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Scientific books

The Science Question in Feminism

Can science, steeped in Western, masculine, bourgeois endeavors, nevertheless be used for emancipatory ends? In this major contribution to the debate over the role gender plays in the scientific enterprise, Sandra Harding pursues that question, challenging the intellectual and social foundations of scientific thought.Harding provides the first comprehensive and critical survey of the feminist science…

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Travel books

Routes, Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century

When culture makes itself at home in motion, where does an anthropologist stand? In a follow-up to The Predicament of Culture, one of the defining books for anthropology in the last decade, James Clifford takes the proper measure: a moving picture of a world that doesn’t stand still, that reveals itself en route, in the…

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Educational books

Commonwealth Education Partnerships, 2007

Commonwealth Education Partnership 2007 is an essential overview of the development of education systems in the Commonwealth, focusing on international collaborations and on the partnerships in member countries between government, NGOs and the private sector in education. Focuses in this edition: increasing access and the right to quality education; supporting teachers for quality education; resourcing;…