Culture, Sport and Physical Activity



Culture, Sport and Physical Activity
This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness. The text introduces and analyses current issues of importance for those concerned with human movement and culture, whether it is in the context of teaching physical education, coordinating / marketing sport and recreational programs, coaching or servicing the general population - young and old - with any form of physical activity. Incorporating interdisciplinary, cutting edge work reflecting various research paradigms including the following theoretical perspectives: sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, anthropology, women's studies as well as cultural studies. This book will deal with different aspects of movement, sports, physical activity (including physical education) and their relationship to culture. More and more people of all ages are participating in sport and physical activity, as well as the increased awareness of the positive as well as the negative effects of such involvement need serious attention.

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