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  • Phenomenological Approaches to Sportby Irena Martínková; Jim Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in need of philosophical explanation. The book has a 'didactic'... more...

  • Olympic Ethics and Philosophyby Mike McNamee; Jim Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption... more...

  • The Olympic Games Explainedby Jim Parry; Vassil Girginov

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    This multidisciplinary text is a comprehensive introduction to the central themes and background of the modern Games. The text considers a range of topics including:  the ancient Olympics the modern revival of the nineteenth century the development of the Games throughout the twentieth century. the media and the Olympics Olympic marketing... more...

  • Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sportsby Jim Parry; Mark Nesti; Nick Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 42.95

    This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and ?flow? in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance enhancement technologies, sectarianism in Scottish... more...

  • Sport and Spiritualityby Jim Parry; Simon Robinson; Nick Watson; Mark Nesti

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 57.95

    Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport ? be it described as ?flow?, ?transcendence? or the discovery of meaning and value ? is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports,... more...

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