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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95
We often decry "amateurism", yet one can do things "for the love of it" rather than for money. It can also show that an economic system which has more voluntary, unpaid activity is a more efficient system. This work examines amateurism's rationale, its history, ethics and economics. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40
From Little League to the national senior games, Americans young and old enjoy sports, whether as competitors or fans. For those who want to make their career in sports, the industry offers diverse opportunities in areas such as business, fitness, coaching, health care, journalism, and much more. Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, Fourth... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76
The inspiring Careers for You series shows career explorers how to examine the job market through the unique lens of their own interests--and find new happiness in the workplace. Vital information on each job includes: The latest data on training and education Stories of success from each field Advice on assessing job skills and marketing them... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00
C.C."Cash and Carry" Pyle made several fortunes representing professional football and tennis players--before losing everything and disappearing into history's dustbin. This work reevaluates Pyle's fast life and times while analyzing his extraordinary and enduring legacy. In 1925, Pyle rocked the sports world by inducing Red Grange... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 77.00
Many books have been written on the evils of commercialism in college sport, and the hypocrisy of payments to athletes from alumni and other sources outside the university. Almost no attention, however, has been given to the way that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has embraced professionalism through its athletic scholarship policy.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports ? parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others ? and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ?sport? and physical culture. Drawing on a series of in-depth, empirical case-studies, the book offers a re-evaluation... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 20.99
A sports agent. In its simplest form, a sports agent is an individual or company who represents a sportsperson. They try to get them a better contract, a better endorsement, a better sponsorship, a better deal. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Or is there? The problem, inevitably, is money. There are huge sums sloshing around in professional sport... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first book-length study of its kind, Kitrina Douglas and David... more...
- Wharncliffe 2010; US$ 8.99
This is the first detailed account of Barnsley Football Club's most illustrious and successful period. Between 1910 and 1912 'Battling Barnsley' won their way through to the FA Cup Final, then the most prestigious football tournament in the world, on not one but two occasions and capped things off by beating West Bromwich Albion in the... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76
More than 100 "opportunities" for students and job seekers! The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in . . . covers a range of professions, from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field... more...