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Cultural Perspectives of Movement

Cultural Perspectives of Movement (Paperback)

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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. This book will educate students at institutions of higher learning about the importance of socio-cultural as well as psychological factors inf

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychology Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Publication Date: 01/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9781841261478  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan, PhD, a native German, is Associate Professor of Philosophy/History/Sociology of Sport and Physical Education in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has widely researched and published on gender and racial issues, as well as ethics and sport.

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