Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier
Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case...
To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge
The social scientific exploration of sporting practice has paid limited attention to the spaces and places involved in physical activity. The environmental dimensions of sport have been largely ignored, and when they have been brought to our attention, it is largely the built environment that takes...
To Be Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge
The Impact of Renewable Energy Capital Grant Schemes
Key lessons from projects where government-funded renewable energy schemes have been installed in nine schools, colleges and community buildings are presented. Key issues investigated include community engagement, installation, specification, operation and performance. This report also highlights...
Published January 10th 2012 by IHS BRE Press
Through an Anthropological Lens
Do the Paralympic Games empower the disability sport community? Like many other contemporary sporting institutions, the Paralympic Games have made the transition from pastime to spectacle, and the profile of athletes with disabilities has been increased as a result. This book reviews the current...
Published February 6th 2008 by Routledge
Ethnographies of Injury and Risk
Series: Ethics and Sport
Are pain and injury managed appropriately in the environment of professional sport?Is sports medicine a tool to empower or to disempower athletes? David Howe considers these and other pertinent concerns and questions whether, in the world of modern sport, it is the participants themselves or the...
Published December 17th 2003 by Routledge
A Practice and Assessment Model
Recent advances in our understanding of children's social development have important implications for practice in the fields of child welfare, maltreatment, family support, adoption, residential and foster care. But they have not hitherto been systematically explored. This groundbreaking book...
Published August 31st 1999 by Routledge