Sociological Foundations of Human Movement

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The Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement provides students with a balanced introduction to the sociocultural dimensions of exercise, physical education, physical recreation and sport. Boxed areas within each chapter containing topical Australian and New Zealand examples are featured to illustrate the key sociocultural concepts, while illustrations, cartoons and photos add a liveliness and immediacy to the text. This book is ideally suited as an introductory text for any tertiary level course with a focus on human movement, and for physical education classes in senior high school.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780732935504
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Introduction 1
1 Sociocultural studies in the field of human movement studies 3
2 Key concepts in the sociocultural foundations of human movement 10
Sect. 2 Psychological Bases of Human Movement 17
Introduction 19
3 Effects of exercise on psychological factors 21
4 Motivation and sport and exercise participation 30
5 Social-psychological effects of spectators on performance 41
6 Group cohesion in physical activity 48
Sect. 3 Pedagogical Bases of Human Movement 57
Introduction 59
7 Instruction in physical activity settings 62
8 Learning physical activities 73
9 Evaluating physical activity pedagogy 81
10 Physical education and curriculum 88
11 Beyond the formal curriculum of physical education 99
Sect. 4 Philosophical Bases of Human Movement 107
Introduction 109
12 Knowledge and physical activity 111
13 Movement and the arts 118
14 Aesthetic experience in movement 126
15 Ethical issues in sport and physical activity 133
Sect. 5 Sociological Bases of Human Movement 141
Introduction 143
16 Patterns of participation in physical activities and an active lifestyle 145
17 The social construction of bodies 159
18 Sport and the gender order 170
19 Money, media and power in sport 179
20 Globalisation, economics and the sport industry 188
Sect. 6 Historical Bases of Human Movement 195
Introduction 197
21 Technology and physical activity 199
22 Urbanisation, the Industrial Revolution and the rise of modern sport 207
23 The rise of modern sport in Australia and New Zealand 216
24 Science, medicine and physical activity for women 223
25 The emergence of forms of physical education in Australian schools 231
Index 243
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