An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Sport

I think it was called Democracy or maybe it was called An Incomplete and Inaccurate History of Democracy. (Publisher's note: It was called America (The Book).) Anyway, it was funny. I hope I have done for sports what Jon Stewart did for ...


Author: Kenny Mayne

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307408709

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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Painstakingly faithful to its title, Kenny Mayne’s book is neither complete nor is it particularly accurate. Ostensibly an A-to-Z encyclopedia of all known sports, many sports are never mentioned. There’s not a word about rugby, volleyball, Roller Derby, swimming, or (shockingly) Basque pelota or shinty. There is a chapter about sliding, but none about skiing. Competitive eating and rhythmic gymnastics will have to wait for another book. However, there are roughly eight chapters about tackle football–“the greatest sport in the world, and everyone knows it”–and a good four or five about horse racing, so quit complaining before you’ve even read the book. There will be plenty of time for complaining after you’ve finished it (about an hour from now–tops). Those sports that are covered in the book are examined with exhaustive inattention to unretained detail. Many chapters have nothing to do with sport. For instance, the chapter on hunting is about hunting for a hassle-free triple tall Americano light on the water. So, then, what exactly is this book-like thing you hold in your hands? Part nostalgic memoir (like the summer Mark Sansaver hit 843 home runs in backyard Wiffle ball), part Dave Barry—esque riffs (like explaining bocce to non-Italians), part scholarly tract (includes the origins of tackle football), and part metafiction (see “Time-outs”). . . all with illustrations drawn by Kenny’s daughters, it is what Kenny calls his anti coffee-table book, or Coaster. The publisher calls it $24.95. Reviewers like Michiko Kakutani may call it “insipid,” but because Kenny has included a revolutionary “backwords” following the book’s foreword, she’ll have to call it an “insipid breakthrough” of a book. So what is this book-like thing? Like the great mysteries in life, you’ll have to decide for yourself. *That would include a thought I just had. This thought had something to do with Wiffle ball. What a great chapter. But that’s not to say the chapter on hunting is terrible even though it’s mostly about coffee. Plus I wrote stuff about my children. There’s even a chapter on jai alai. This book has both still photographs and still illustrations. It doesn’t have any moving pictures. That would have required the inclusion of a projector and a big white screen in the book, and I’m trying to take a stand on energy conservation. Strangely enough, Ken Griffey Jr. asked me if the book would have video. This will make sense when you read the chapter on him. I wish I'd written about the Seattle Pilots. I used to go to their games when I was nine. My favorite player was Tommy Harper. But this isn't just a sports book. It covers all sorts of things. I hope they place it in the Miscellaneous section. That should draw a lot of attention. I was told that the presence of a sub-title would sell more books. How am I doing with you? Make sure to tell people about this alluring and informative sub-title. This sub-title is longer than some of my chapters.

Methodology in Sports History

By removing all aspects of the individual from within this method, the biographical data collected could distort the reality as omissions in knowledge may cause an incomplete and inaccurate impression of the group to be constructed.


Author: Wray Vamplew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351727709

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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The process of converting the ‘past’ into ‘history’ involves engagement with a multitude of different sources and methods, and sports historians inevitably participate in the same debates over approaches and methodologies as their counterparts in other historical disciplines. At its heart, history remains a genre of empirical knowledge that is based upon the remains of the past, and without suitable evidence, there can be no sports history. A burgeoning range of sources has stimulated new ways of thinking and a significant expansion in the sports historian’s evidentiary base, as textual sources have been supplemented by photos, films and cartoons, uniforms, architecture, maps and landscapes, and material culture more generally. This book deals with some of these innovations. It is divided into two sections, the first offering chapter-length studies of particular methodologies, and the second, brief responses from experts in their fields to the question ‘what can sports historians learn from other disciplines?’

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine For The Primary Care Practitioner Fourth Edition

Disadvantages include having a large enough space, noise, lack of a personalized approach, possible incomplete or inaccurate health history, poor communication with the athlete's PCP and parent or guardian, and difficulty in obtaining ...


Author: Richard B. Birrer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482220124

Category: Medical

Page: 842

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Primary care practitioners are often the first medical professionals to see patients after an injury, making it critical for them to stay up to date on the latest developments in sports medicine. Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner contains the most current information on major topics in sports science and clinical medicine. It is a valuable resource for primary care physicians and allied health professionals who practice, teach, and hold specialty certifications in sports medicine and related fields. The book discusses key concepts related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries. This edition adds new sections on pro-inflammatory treatments, field-side acupuncture, and brief musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as a new chapter on wellness and video illustrations of important musculoskeletal maneuvers at The book follows the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT), which addresses the quality, quantity, and consistency of evidence. It recommends levels of patient-oriented evidence to assist physicians in their diagnoses. Also included is a link to videos that demonstrate important musculoskeletal maneuvers used in sports medicine. As exercise and sports move beyond the realm of leisurely activity to a necessary component of good health, this book has become an important resource for all those involved in sports medicine.

Adolescent Medicine An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice

visits for sports-related concussions in adolescents nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007,3 likely secondary to increased ... Unfortunately, this is often complicated by nonspecific complaints, incomplete or inaccurate history, ...


Author: William B. Shore

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323323406

Category: Medical

Page: 305

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This issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, devoted to Adolescent Medicine, is edited by Drs. William B. Shore, Francesco Leanza, and Nicole Chaisson. Articles in this issue include: Health Care Maintenance for Adolescents; Adolescent Growth and Development; Puberty; Current Concepts of Psychosocial Development; Body Image and Health: Eating Disorders and Obesity; Working with Families with Adolescents; Care for Adolescents with Developmental Delay; Sports Medicine; Sports Injuries; Teens and Technology; Care of Incarcerated Youth; Mental Illness in Adolescence; Substance Use/Abuse; Current Approach to Contraception and Pregnancy; Oral/Hormonal Contraception; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Teen Sexuality and GLBT Youth; and Bullying and Violence Prevention.

The Field

Truth and Fiction in Sport History Douglas Booth ... Distinguishing between journalistic and historical practice, Koppett admitted that journalists know their quotes are often 'incomplete and inaccurate but they're writing tomorrow's ...


Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134459384

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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2006 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year The literature on sport history is now well established, taking in a wide range of themes and covering every activity from aerobics to zorbing. However, in comparison to most mainstream histories, sport history has rarely been called upon to question its foundations and account for the basis of its historical knowledge. In this book, Booth offers a rigorous assessment of sport history as an academic discipline, exploring the ways in which professional historians can gather materials, construct and examine evidence, and present their arguments about the sporting past. Part 1 examines theories of knowledge, while Part 2 goes on to scrutinize the uses of historical knowledge in popular and academic studies of sport history. With clear structure, examples, summary tables and a detailed glossary, The Field provides students, teachers and researchers with an unparalleled resource to tackle issues fundamental to the future of their subject, and sets the agenda for the debate to come.

The Publishers Weekly

... ISBN 978-0-465-00332-7 ccording to Goff , a former intern An Incomplete & Inaccurate History of Sport KENNY MAYNE . ... submits in his debut a tongue - in - cheek sports encyclopedia , featuring such entries as rock throwing and ...




ISBN: UCSD:31822036343077

Category: American literature


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The Young Adult Hip in Sport

This should be reflected in your questioning, the clinician needs to tease out every detail, otherwise there is an incomplete history, which may lead to an inaccurate diagnosis. Physical Examination It is also easy to attribute a ...


Author: Fares S. Haddad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447154129

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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This book focuses on the problems seen in the adult hip in sport including pre arthritic inflammatory, non inflammatory, and degenerative causes of hip pain. It particularly focuses on our rapidly evolving understanding and treatment of joint preserving surgery. In this book experts in the field discuss the anatomy, diagnosis, investigation and pathophysiology of young adult hip disease with a particular focus on the sporting population. Sports Medicine is now a specialty in its own right. Worldwide, hip and groin pain in elite sport is an unresolved issue . This is an area that has expanded dramatically in the last 5 years and hip arthroscopy as a procedure has arrived in a big way with numbers increasing exponentially and the inception of the ISHA (International Society for Hip Arthroscopy).

Routledge Companion to Sports History

Such an approach helped push back the academic boundaries within which the study of Irish sport had traditionally taken place. It is evident from even a cursory examination of sports history in Ireland that the affairs of the GAA ...


Author: S. W. Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135978136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

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The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

Interviewing for the Helping Professions

This misinformation arises, in part, from stereotypes born in various kinds of media from incomplete, inaccurate history and social studies textbooks to movies, music, fiction, news reports, sports team mascots, and beyond.


Author: Fred R. McKenzie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190876845


Page: 243

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Interviewing for the Helping Professions can help both the beginning professional and the veteran interviewer understand the nature and purpose, technique, meaning, emotions, and outcomes of the interviewing process. The text also provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and techniqueso crucial to meaningful interviewing, while emphasizing the emotional significance of the interaction. Rich case examples from a variety of disciplines are used to demonstrate the subtle complexity of interviewing. Each chapter ends with a list of recommended readings, media, and internetsources.