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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world?s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 21.98
‘I have always thought Gleneagles is one of the greatest places in the world to play golf? – Jack Nicklaus The Ryder Cup is coming home to where it all began; the 40th staging of golf?s showpiece event is returning to Gleneagles, Scotland. Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that famous forerunner match at Gleneagles in 1921, this book intertwines... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 35.95
The purpose of this newly revised edition is to teach the reader how to construct and schedule a variety of sports tournaments in a variety of ways. It also presents the factors that influence the selection of a particular tournament to satisfy a particular set of conditions or intentions. The text provides a comprehensive yet easily understandable... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Was kann der Manager vom Sport lernen? Was sind die Parallelen zwischen Sport und Beruf, diesen beiden Magneten der Leistungsorientiertheit? ?Besser sich quälen, als von den Umständen gequält zu werden" ist eine Maxime, die sich vom Sport aufs Leben übertragen lässt. Sport bringt ins Bewusstsein, zu welchen Leistungen Menschen fähig und gleichzeitig... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Exploring the relationship between modern Asia and the Olympic Games, this original work focuses on the forgotten history of the 1940 Tokyo Olympics to reveal the complex and fascinating encounter between Japan and the world in the 1930s. more...
- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 29.99
The 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, possess a singular symbolic character for Russia and its leadership. President Vladimir Putin considers the Games a demonstration of Russia?s growing international role and the success of his administration?s policies. Many view a successful Olympics as integral to his presidency. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 629.00
In order to cope with today?s management tasks, executives in sports organizations need a rigorous understanding of sports-related management challenges and business issues. This book provides this material in a concise and compelling presentation. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95
With decades of fly-fishing experience, Ed Quigley is the perfect candidate to provide fly-fishing know-how to prospective flyfishers. For those new to fly fishing as well as for experienced anglers looking to add some “secrets? to their own bags of tricks, Fly-Fishing Advice from an Old-Timer will illuminate the fly-fishing world. Richly illustrated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00
This systematic historical and sociological study of the phenomenon of football hooliganism examines the history of crowd disorderliness at association football matches in Britain and assesses both popular and academic explanations of the problem. The authors? study starts in the 1880s, when professional football first emerged in its modern form,... more...