Gender And Competition

Author : Kathleen J. DeBoer
ISBN : 158518876X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.63 MB
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A fascinating look at how men and women approach competition, both on and off the court. Noted author and lecturer Kathleen J. DeBoer first examines many of the non-physical differences between the sexes (their values and fears, conversation, behavior, psychological adjustment, etc.), then DeBoer helps define these and other variables as they relate to gender differences in both competitive play and competitive work environments. Finally, DeBoer offers detailed suggestions on how men and women can communicate, understand, and ultimately overcome their differences.
Category: Social Science

Powering Up

Author : Anne Doyle
ISBN : 9781456811761
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 37.44 MB
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Category: Business & Economics

From Soul To Hip Hop

Author : Tom Perchard
ISBN : 9781351566230
Genre : Music
File Size : 55.4 MB
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The essays contained in this volume address some of the most visible, durable and influential of African American musical styles as they developed from the mid-1960s into the 21st-century. Soul, funk, pop, R&B and hip hop practices are explored both singly and in their many convergences, and in writings that have often become regarded as landmarks in black musical scholarship. These works employ a wide range of methodologies, and taken together they show the themes and concerns of academic black musical study developing over three decades. While much of the writing here is focused on music and musicians in the United States, the book also documents important and emergent trends in the study of these styles as they have spread across the world. The volume maintains the original publication format and pagination of each essay, making for easy and accurate cross-reference and citation. Tom Perchard?s introduction gives a detailed overview of the book?s contents, and of the field as a whole, situating the present essays in a longer and wider tradition of African American music studies. In bringing together and contextualising works that are always valuable but sometimes difficult to access, the volume forms an excellent introductory resource for university music students and researchers.
Category: Music

The Sports Leadership Playbook

Author : Mike Voight
ISBN : 9781476615448
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 46.30 MB
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Examples of ineffective and even negative leaders are all too abundant in sports. Poor leadership attitudes are a great loss for players, coaches, teams, schools, communities and society as a whole. To become productive leaders, coaches, administrators and parents need guidance and resources. This book reveals what the most revered scholars and icons from business and other leadership fields know about leadership theory, research and practice--and applies the results to the world of sport. This is a book parents, coaches and administrators can use to maximize their own leadership potential as well as teach leadership to those under their charge.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Beyond Barbie And Mortal Kombat

Author : Yasmin B. Kafai
ISBN : UOM:39015084135691
Genre : Computers
File Size : 52.73 MB
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Girls and women as game players and game designers in the new digital landscape of massively multiplayer online games, "second lives," "modding," serious games, and casual games.
Category: Computers

Women S Health And Fitness Guide

Author : Michele Kettles
ISBN : 0736057692
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 58.33 MB
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Women's Health and Fitness Guideprovides a novel approach to addressing the health and fitness needs of women. The authors developed a research-based program that describes how and why gender and stage of life are important factors to consider when designing an exercise program. Whether the professional is addressing the adolescent, pregnant, menopausal, or senior woman, this book provides answers to program design questions. The emphasis on functional fitness and the inclusion of an up-to-date review of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility research make this text both comprehensive and timely. Women's Health and Fitness Guideis a practical text organized in a straightforward manner, progressing from research to practice. The authors begin by focusing on the unique anatomic, physiologic, and psychosocial characteristics of women. They explore gender-specific research regarding exercise and disease prevention and detail the specific health risks that women face, translating them into distinct approaches to preventing and managing disease. The authors then present a life-stage approach to physical activity and fitness, ranging from adolescence and pregnancy to menopause and the senior years, with a focus on the physical, mental, emotional, and social challenges women are likely to face during each transitional period. Short- and long-term goals are identified for each life stage that can be used as starting points for developing and promoting effective fitness programs. Various exercise prescriptions for women—including aerobic exercise, strength training, and flexibility—are then presented. Though these components are common, the authors' approach to them is not. They provide a sound rationale and advice for rethinking traditional exercise in favor of functional and integrated exercises that will help women perform the tasks and activities of daily life. The authors take readers step by step through the process of designing an individualized training program, leading to a safe, effective, and enjoyable program that meets each woman's specific needs. Prevention of common injuries is also discussed, with special attention to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The book is concise, relevant, and filled with current data on women's health and fitness research, laying the foundation for the research-based recommendations it provides. Enhanced with sidebars that provide readers with summaries of key findings and recommendations that are discussed in more detail in the text, the text is also complemented by numerous photos, figures, and tables to reinforce the authors' recommendations. It also has a detailed glossary to aid readers, and it provides training tools and handouts to be used by health and fitness professionals in their work with female clients. Women's Health and Fitness Guidewill help health and fitness professionals sort through the hearsay, testimonials, and observations they are bombarded with each day and provide clear, appropriate recommendations on fitness and activity to women in all stages of life.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Leadership Experience

Author : Richard Daft
ISBN : 9780324539684
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 47.72 MB
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Packed with interesting examples and real world leadership, the 4th edition of THE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE will help students develop an understanding of theory while acquiring the necessary skills and insights to become effective leaders. Written expressly for courses teaching leadership theory and application, the text integrates recent ideas and practices with established scholarly research in a way that makes the topic of leadership come alive. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Police Leadership In The 21st Century

Author : Robert Adlam
ISBN : 9781906534370
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 45.99 MB
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This title looks at the extensive research on the topic of leadership and concludes by suggesting certain simple but fundamental rules - or "Golden Rules" - for police leaders.
Category: Political Science