Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts

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An accessible and fully cross-referenced A-Z guide, this book has been written specifically for students of sport studies and physical education, introducing basic terms and concepts. Entries cover such diverse subjects as coaching, drug testing, hooliganism, cultural imperialism, economics, gay games, amateurism, extreme sports, exercise physiology and Olympism.

This revised second edition, including fully updated further reading and web references, places a greater emphasis on sports science, with new entries on subjects such as:

  • aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  • blood pressure
  • body composition
  • cardiac output
  • metabolism
  • physical capacity.

A complete guide to the disciplines, themes, topics and concerns current in contemporary sport, this book is an invaluable resource for students at every level studying Sport and Physical Education.

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About the author (2007)

Timothy Chandler is Dean of the College of the Arts and Professor of Sport Studies at Kent State University.

Mike Cronin is Academic Director of the Centre for Irish Programmes at Boston College in Dublin. His publications include Sporting Nationalisms: Identity, Ethnicity, Immigration, Assimilation (with David Mayall, 1998), and Sport and Nationalism in Ireland (1999).

Wray Vamplew is Chair of Sports History and Director of Research in Sports Studies at the University of Stirling. His recent publications include Encyclopedias of British Horseracing and Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports (Routledge, 2005).

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