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The Disordered City

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...For people to truly appreciate the enormity of the task confronting Mayor Dave Bing in changing the economic and political mores of Detroit, they must first understand the psychology of this city. Detroit is a city that, at one point, stood...

Horses and Gentlemen

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...In the fall of 1686 Durand of Dauphiné, a French Huguenot, visited the capital of colonial Virginia. Durand regularly recorded in a journal what he saw and heard, providing one of the few firsthand accounts of late seventeenth-century...

Sober Mirth and Pleasant Poisons

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...A culture at play tells much about itself. Patterns of leisure and recreation do not develop by accident; invariably they are manifestations of a society’s core values. Unfortunately, assaying the meaning of specific patterns of leisure...

PhD Specialization and Incorporating Molecular Biology Into Exercise Biology and Physiology Research

P. Darrell Neufer

P. Darrell Neufer

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Charles M. Tipton

Charles M. Tipton, PhD, is an active emeritus professor of physiology at the University of Arizona. He received a PhD in physiology from the University of Illinois in 1962. He retired after 35 years of directing exercise physiology laboratories that investigated physiological mechanisms associated with the effects of acute and chronic exercise. He is recognized as a leading authority of exercise physiology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History of Exercise Physiology

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...Introduction Near the end of the 19th century, exercise physiology evolved from the classrooms and laboratories of physical education. Teaching responsibilities were initially provided by individuals with medical degrees (Tipton, 2014...

The Mayor’s Mess

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Bing inherited a disaster when he assumed his mayoral responsibilities. Fiscally, institutionally, ethically, and politically, Detroit was bankrupt. There were multiple layers to the city’s flaws.Bing’s attraction to the proverbial lost...

Cheating, Gender Roles, and the Nineteenth-Century Croquet Craze

Sport in America : From Colonial Leisure to Celebrity Figures and Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Croquet is usually stereotyped as a genteel game, less a sport than a social function, and more suited to genial conversation and unfettered flirtation than strident competition. Nineteenth-century American periodicals and croquet manuals...

Leisure History and Heritage

Lee J. deLisle

Western Michigan University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dimensions of Leisure for Life : Individuals and Society

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...After reading this chapter, you will be able to▶ understand the role of leisure in human evolutionary development;▶ describe and give examples of the relationship between leisure and threats to survival;▶ identify sociological...

The Speech

Drew Sharp

Drew Sharp joined the Detroit Free Press in 1983 and served as the paper’s beat writer during the Pistons’ first two NBA championship seasons in 1989 and 1990. He also covered Michigan State University sports for eight years before becoming a columnist in 1999. Sharp is the only columnist in Detroit to have grown up in the city, giving him a unique first-person point of reference to the significant sports and political events in the city over the past five decades. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dave Bing : A Life of Challenge

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...What goes through a man’s mind as he approaches what’s understood as a defining moment?Dave Bing has faced many such crossroads in his 69 years, each major decision leading down a road to a destination unknown. But throughout the journey...

Sport and Pastimes in the American Revolutionary Era and Early National Period, 1750–1820

Gerald R. Gems

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Gerald R. Gems, PhD is an international scholar and a professor of Kinesiology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Linda J. Borish

Dr. Linda J. Borish is Associate Professor in the History Department and Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Western Michigan University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gertrud Pfister

Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sports in American History : From Colonization to Globalization

Human Kinetics, 2017

Ebook Chapter

...After reading this chapter, you will have learned about the following:How some traditional sports served practical purposes and persisted from the earlier colonial American periodThe Great Awakening’s role in shaping attitudes about sport...

What Is Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity?

Katherine M. Jamieson

Katherine M. Jamieson is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Jamieson’s research interests include various issues related to sport, power, and social stratification. Her most current research interests include transnational feminist and postcolonial analyses of physical culture, with specific interest in the LPGA and global and transnational conditions of elite sport settings as well as more local engagements in physical activity and social issues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Maureen M. Smith

Maureen M. Smith is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Smith’s research interests include examining racial issues in sport and material culture related to sport, specifically sport statues and monuments. She is the coauthor (with Rita Liberti) of the book (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph. Dr. Smith is a regular reviewer for International Journal of the History of Sport. Courses she regularly teaches are Sociology of Sport, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education, and Sport in Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity : Human Kinetics׳ Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...✓ Aspects of the field of sociology of sport and physical activity✓ Why sociology is important and relevant to the study of sport and physical activity✓ How the field developed over time✓ What a sociologist of sport and physical activity...