Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0974309168
  • ISBN-13: 9780974309163
  • DDC: 796.03
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1750 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released September 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Overview

The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport tackles the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sports. It covers the business of sports - marketing, management, and ownership - as well as key social issues ranging from doping, racism, sexism, and youth participation, to performance enhancement and sports psychology. Coverage begins with the origins of sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century.

Reviews

"With ample illustrations, suggestions for further reading and straightforward, easy to comprehend writing, this set will have wide appeal in high school, public and college libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, April 2006

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial and Production Staff.
Editorial Board.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
Contributors.
Introduction.
Acknowledgements.
About the Editors.
Half Title Page.
1: Academies and Camps, Sport.
2: Adapted Physical Education.
3: Adventure Education.
4: Aerobics.
5: Aesthetics.
6: African Games.
7: Agents.
8: AIDS and HIV.
9: Aikido.
10: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
11: Alternative Sports.
12: Amateur vs. Professional Debate.
13: American Sports Exceptionalism.
14: American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).
15: America's Cup.
16: Anemia.
17: Animal Rights.
18: Anthropology Days.
19: The Anti-Jock Movement.
20: Arab Games.
21: Archery.
22: Argentina.
23: Arm Wrestling.
24: Art.
25: Ascot.
26: Ashes, The.
27: Asian Games.
28: Astrodome.
29: Athletes as Celebrities.
30: Athletes as Heroes.
31: Athletic Talent Migration.
32: Athletic Training.
33: Australia.
34: Australian Rules Football.
35: Austria.
36: Auto Racing.
37: Badminton.
38: Ballooning.
39: Baseball.
40: Baseball Nicknames.
41: Baseball Stadium Life.
42: Baseball Wives.
43: Basketball.
44: Baton Twirling.
45: Beauty.
46: Belgium.
47: Biathlon and Triathlon.
48: Billiards.
49: Biomechanics.
50: Biotechnology.
51: Bislett Stadium.
52: Boat Race (Cambridge vs. Oxford).
53: Boating, Ice.
54: Bobsledding.
55: Body Image.
56: Bodybuilding.
57: Bondi Beach.
58: Boomerang Throwing.
59: Boston Marathon.
60: Bowls and Bowling.
61: Boxing.
62: Brand Management.
63: Brazil.
64: British Open.
65: Bulgaria.
66: Bullfighting.
67: Burnout.
68: Buzkashi.
69: Cameroon.
70: Camogie.
71: Canada.
72: Canoeing and Kayaking.
73: Capoeira.
74: Carnegie Report.
75: Carriage Driving.
76: Central American and Caribbean Games.
77: Cheerleading.
78: Child Sport Stars.
79: China.
80: Clubsports.
81: Coaching.
82: Coeducational Sport.
83: Coliseum (Rome).
84: Collective Bargaining.
85: College Athletes.
86: Commercialization of College Sports.
87: Commodification and Commercialization.
88: Commonwealth Games.
89: Community.
90: Competition.
91: Competitive Balance.
92: Cooperation.
93: Country Club.
94: Cricket.
95: Cricket World Cup.
96: Croquet.
97: Cross-Country Running.
98: Cuba.
99: Cultural Studies Theory.
100: Curling.
101: Cycling.
102: Czech Republic.
103: Dance.