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The Sports Industry s War on Athletes

by Peter S. Finley
Publisher: Greenwood
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle


Explores the damage our obsession with profit-driven sports does to individuals, personal relationships, and our society at large.
The Sports Industry's War on Athletes
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Peter S. Finley, Laura L. Finley
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Greenwood

Explores the damage our obsession with profit-driven sports does to individuals, personal relationships, and our society at large.
Career Coach
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Shelly Field
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Provides instruction and advice on cultivating a career in the sports industry, focusing on finding the right job, self-marketing and promotion, and interview techniques.
Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology
Language: en
Pages: 584
Authors: Stephanie J. Hanrahan, Mark B. Andersen
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-18 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology is a definitive guide to the theory and practice of applied sport psychology. It goes further than any other book in surveying the full variety of issues that practising sport psychologists will confront in their working lives. It introduces the most important tools and skills that psychologists will need to be truly helpful to their clients, and it also adopts a holistic definition of the role of the sport psychologist, explaining how effective counselling, assessment, and therapeutic models can add important extra dimensions to professional practice. The book is divided into seven thematic sections, addressing: counselling assessment theoretical and therapeutic models issues for the individual athlete, from injury and overtraining to depression issues for teams, from conflict resolution to travel working with special populations mental skills, such as imagery, goal setting, and concentration. Moving beyond the traditional tracks of clinical psychology and performance enhancement, the authors in this book argue convincingly that psychologists would benefit from attempting to understand athletes’ social and familial contexts – their health, happiness, and interpersonal dynamics in the broadest sense – if they are to serve their clients’ best interests. With contributions from many of the world’s leading sport psychologists, and with clear descriptions of best practice in each chapter, the Routledge Handbook of Applied Sport Psychology is essential reading for all serious students and practitioners of sport psychology, counselling, applied sport science, health psychology, and related fields.
Sports Criminology
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Groombridge, Nic
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-28 - Publisher: Policy Press

This is the first book to provide a critical criminological perspective on sport and the connections between sport and crime. It draws on the inter-disciplinary nature of criminology and incorporates emerging perspectives like social harm, gender and sexuality, and green criminology. Written from an international perspective, it covers topics including sports scandals and the possibility of crime prevention through sport. American football, boxing, soccer and sumo are all examined. The book considers both sports law and the sociology of sport and will be essential reading for students and academics in these fields.
World Sports: A Reference Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Maylon Hanold
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-19 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"
Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence
Language: en
Pages: 692
Authors: Laura Finley
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-30 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

This book provides a thorough compilation of the types, specific incidents, relevant agencies, theories, responses, and prevention programs relevant to crime and violence in schools and on campuses.
Hawking Hits on the Information Highway
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: Laura L. Finley
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Peter Lang

This book examines the phenomenon of online drug and drug paraphernalia sales, drug recipes, and information about drugs. Discussing the availability of products and advice regarding prescription drugs, steroids, and illicit drugs, the book also offers a profile of who is buying, selling, and sharing these products and this information. Additionally, Hawking Hits on the Information Highway examines the rise of drug testing as a vehicle of the war on drugs, and looks at how the Web has been used to market products and tips for cheating on drug tests. The book identifies the challenges for law enforcement and other bodies in policing the Web, and details how Internet-based sales are altering the war on drugs. This groundbreaking book will particularly benefit students in college courses specifically addressing drugs, criminology, and law enforcement, and will be useful in any course examining wider social issues.
Sport, Philosophy, and Good Lives
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Randolph Feezell
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

There’s more to sports than the ethos of competition, entertainment, and commercialism expressed in popular media and discourse. Sport, Philosophy, and Good Lives discusses sport in the context of several traditional philosophical questions, including: What is a good human life and how does sport factor into it? To whom do we look for ethical guidance? What makes human activities or projects meaningful? Randolph Feezell examines these questions along with other relevant topics in the philosophy of sport such as the contribution of play to a meaningful life, the various reasons for pessimistic views of sport, the various claims that celebrated athletes are role models, and the seldom-questioned view that coaches are in a position to offer advice to athletes on how to live or on leadership skills. He also discusses the way that non-Western attitudes found in Buddhism, Taoism, and the Bhagavad Gita might be used to address the vulnerabilities of sports participants. Feezell draws from current sports issues, popular literature, and contemporary sports figures to shed light on the attraction and value of sports and examine the accompanying ethical issues.
Sports Scandals
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Peter S. Finley, Laura L. Finley, Jeffrey Fountain
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Describes the significant scandals in modern American sports, including drug abuse, sexual assault, corrupt business practices, and murder.
Modern Sport Ethics: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Angela Lumpkin
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-12 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

The descriptions and examples of unethical behaviors in sport in this book will challenge readers to rethink how they view sport and question whether participating in sport builds character—especially at the youth and amateur levels. • Describes and analyzes key ethical issues, such as cheating, fair play, violence, discriminatory actions, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs, in a single volume • Identifies how ethical problems in sport affect sport in the United States and internationally but also significantly impact society overall • Examines significant events and influential individuals to provide a historical and sociological context for understanding how and why individuals behave unethically in sport • Provides a wealth of information and resources that describe how poor behaviors of athletes, coaches, and parents in sport can be changed through educational interventions and a reemphasis on values like integrity
Anthology of Monographs on Addiction Studies
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Kay Wachuku
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-12-01 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

Rick Biesada picks up where the mundane Clinton biographers left off . . . or were too timid to delve into. He pulls no punches in his scholarly review of his encounter with Hillary, where he worked as a bouncer in a Chicago bar. Back in the old days . . . when we served alcohol to minors and bred red-blooded American men . . . not little pudgy nerds running around in fanny packs. Angry White Male and the Horse He Rode In On, was inspired in part by the Clinton Impeachment as a tribute to the House Managers. The disgusting bias and contemptuous farce from our elected officials and their parasitic cohorts in the media, showed that our nation would never be great again. The components are no longer there. We've lost our resolve. President Clinton wasn't on trial, our rule of law was on trial and these Jackasses disintegrated the defining moment' of our rule of law. Most citizens don't know about or care about our heritage now that we've evolved into a complacent society of victims. Fortunately, there are a few people still around to protect our freedom and sovereignty. This non-fiction book of political satire and factual history as witnessed by Mr. Biesada, [an education you'll never learn in school] is intended to restore hope and teach generations of Americans, who don't quite understand our heritage to get some order about themselves and hold our elected officials accountable when they violate the public trust.
Baseball in Crisis
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland

Recent polls have placed football ahead of baseball in popularity. Does this reflect football’s rise or baseball’s decline? Why has the national pastime—a title perhaps becoming inaccurate—fallen behind other major sports? Is the trend reversible? This book identifies the most substantial and persistent issues that have impaired Major League Baseball’s development. Chapters cover inflationary player, team and game costs; changes in baseball’s fan base; congestion in urban areas that host big league ballclubs; the negligent and irrational actions (some of it criminal) of players, owners, league officials, and the players’ union; and the maldistribution of power among the major league franchises. Six major reforms needed to boost the popularity of baseball are identified.