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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

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...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...

The Father of American Football

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

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...Walter Camp was never an All-American but for thirty-seven years the maker of All-Americans, never a paid coach but the “coach of coaches,” never a ruler but the preeminent creator of rules.On Camp’s importance to football, see Martin...

Contributions From Copenhagen Muscle Research Center

History of Exercise Physiology

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook

...Historical Background The Scandinavian School of Exercise Physiology began in Copenhagen at the time when Peter Ludvig Panum (1820–1885), an infectious-disease epidemiologist, returned from Kiel, Germany, to be professor of physiology...

The College Choice

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

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...Syracuse has discussed honoring its first accomplished basketball star in marble. The plan presented by prominent alumni involves raising enough in contributions to commission the erection of a statue of Dave Bing at the front doorstep...

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

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...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...

Comparative Time Line

Betty van der Smissen

Betty van der Smissen, ReD, JD, is professor emeritus of recreation and parks at Michigan State University and visiting professor in the Division of Leisure, Youth, and Human Services at the University of Northern Iowa. As a professional, she believes in active participation for enhancement of the profession. As an educator, she believes that students should acquire knowledge of the various professional organizations in the field. Dr. van der Smissen has maintained memberships in many organizations and has been active in the fields of recreation and adventure and challenge for nearly 50 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Recreation and Parks : The Profession

Human Kinetics, 2005

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...GROUP A: RecreationRecreation (general)SchoolsOrganized sport (athletics)ReligiousNonprofit sectorTherapeutic (recreation/special population)1500-16001555-1557: Puritans outlawed a wide range of traditional leisure activities.1555: Oxford...

Title IX in Social and Legislative Context

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook

...Sports and physical education for females did not sprout full grown into America’s schools, colleges, and communities when the vote counting was completed on Title IX in 1972, nor was the physical education and sport experience of females...

Contributions From the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory

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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G. Edgar Folk

G. Edgar Folk

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History of Exercise Physiology

Human Kinetics, 2014

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...Introduction Despite its brief history (1927–1947), no physiology laboratory in America is more revered than the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory. Described as “the first laboratory for the comprehensive study of man” (Bock and Dill, 1931...

Horses and Gentlemen

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

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...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...