Subject Area: Sports, Travel, Leisure & Recreation

The Many Different Meanings of the Game
 Edgerton, Robert B.
2006 0-7734-5914-6 252 pages
Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Contribution to Scholarship

This book begins with chapters devoted to baseball’s much-disputed beginnings and baseball in North America. There are also individual chapters devoted to baseball in Asia, Latin and South America, Australia and countries “down under,” Europe, Africa, and nearly every country imaginable. Along with names of individuals who brought baseball to these sometimes far-away regions, the author nonetheless interjects items related to baseball that will be new or pleasingly familiar to the most ardent fan. Although geared to a select audience, nearly all baseball fans will find something about America’s pastime – now grown to global proportions – to hold their interest and to provoke discussion.

 Foley, Keith
1998 0-7734-8266-0 452 pages
The idiom of cricket can seem incomprehensible to the uninitiated. This dictionary, containing some 3,530 headwords and sense divisions, seeks to present a comprehensive picture of the language of cricket in the hope that the arcane will be rendered accessible to the newcomer and that even those well-versed in cricket lore may find something of interest. Includes terms of art, informal and slang designations, clichés and metaphors used by players and commentators to describe what happens on the field of play. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Phrases are recorded under the headword thought likely to be turned to first and are cross-referenced from other significant words. 6,530 examples of usage are provided.

American Travel Narratives as a Literary Genre From 1542-1832 the Art of a Perpetual Journey
 Brown, Sharon Rogers
1993 0-7734-9304-2 152 pages
This work establishes the shared theme, topics and stylistic traits of American travel narratives. Though the narratives span three hundred years and the authors belong to three different populations (explorers, colonial settlers, and American citizens), their writings may be grouped together as a genre and assessed by the same standards as other literary works.

An English Translation of the Texts of the Takenouchi School of Japanese Classical Martial Arts: An Historical, Pedagogical, and Philosophical Study
 Antis, Andrew
2013 0-7734-2633-7 744 pages
Modern forms of grappling and wrestling martial arts in Japan can trace their historical and philosophical roots back to the Takenouchi School. Antis argues that there is a body of evidence that proves this point, and he expands upon previous work by translating rare historical scrolls, poetry, and other documents. Modern martial arts have spiritual connections to this particular school, and it is presented as a physical and curricular manifestation of philosophical and religious traditions that extend throughout Asian history. The author provides an exhaustive reference guide based on an accumulation of primary sources dealing with this influential Japanese school.

An Interdisciplinary Study of Sport as a Symbolic Hunt a Theory of the Origin and Nature of Sport Based on Paleolithic Hunting
 Carroll, Douglas M.
2000 0-7734-7685-7 336 pages
The interdisciplinary approach uses historical analysis supplemented with anthropological and education research in developing the theory of sport based on Paleolithic hunting. This theory explains the origin of proto-sport based upon recreational hunting, practicing component hunting skills and training the young for subsistence hunting. Primary sources include ancient sculptures, coins and sport equipment, government documents, and portions of televised sportscasts. Figures include graphs that depict the types of hunting, the evolution of sportive contests and the historical development of major sports. With many color illustrations.

Basic Issues in Sports Ethics: The Many Ways of Cheating
 Boone, Tommy
2009 0-7734-3909-9 292 pages
This book argues that cheating not only destroys the integrity of sports, it destroys the integrity of the athlete and everyone who either supports cheating or allows it to happen. Majors topics such as “athletics is over the edge,”“performance-enhancing substances,”“victory with honor,”“negative impact of marketers,” and “accountability” are discussed in reference to the “cheat pushers” who must not be allowed access to those who love athletics.

Beginning Politics in the Reproductive Cycle of Children's Tales and Games in Iran an Historical Inquiry
 Chaqueri, Cosroe
1992 0-7734-9228-3 264 pages
This study focuses on Iranian tales as a medium for the transmission of mode of thought, behavior, and social values in the process of socialization, and in the social reproduction of the superstructure. Comparisons with Turkey, China and Arab countries isolate a complex of motifs that occur only in Iranian tales, and then treat the relation of these pertinent motifs with Iran's socio-historical reality. The historical development of Chess, one of the oldest games popular among Iranians, and its impact on their socialization process is also discussed. The inquiry concludes by comparing the historical process of social rise and the social ambitions of the Iranian political elite on the basis of the games and tales they are brought up with.

Bibliography on Psychological Tests Used in Research and Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology
 LeUnes, Arnold D.
2002 0-7734-7001-8 408 pages

British Travel Writers in China - Writing Home to a British Public, 1890-1914
 Dupée, Jeffrey N.
2004 0-7734-6497-2 364 pages
The travel writers, or travel savants, as they are characterized in the work, rarely traveled alone but typically promoted a travel persona of the idealized solitary traveler derived from deeply engrained traditions in Western travel literature. Such solitary projections were mitigated by a narrative device that envisioned traveling companions in the form of an imaginary British readership. They sought to bring to their readers parts and elements of China not yet visited or profiled by Western writers. A critical component of the study engages travel encounters, namely the crowds, servants, official, transportations forms, inns, foods, dangers, and hardships of the road. Such encounters invoked fascination and wonder, but also engendered fear, aversion, and irritation – responses central to the norms of travel writing and the travel savant’s identity that invariably colored the representational process, reinforcing existent stereotypes about China and the Chinese

Celts and Their Games and Pastimes
 Egan, Sean J.
2002 0-7734-7171-5 252 pages
In addition to examining their games and pastimes, this study examines the Celtic psyche and culture. It examines all the Celtic peoples: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, Basque Region, Icelandic Connections; children’s Celtic games; and dance and music. This book fills a gap in the recreation literature of the warrior people known as the Celts and knits together the common threads that exist between the various Celtic nations.

Chasse, Hockey et Baseball Dans Le Roman Québécois. Le Chasseur Comme Fondement Identitaire
 Lavoie, Carlo
2009 0-7734-4770-9 180 pages
This work examines the interplay between cultural memory and fiction through the exploration of the notion of territory within the sport discourses and three Québécois novels ( L’Élan d’Amérique, by Angré Langevin (1972); Le Coeur de la baleine bleue, by Jacques Poulin ([1970] 1987); and Louis Caron’s L’emmitouflé ([1977] 1991).

Croquet and Its Influences on Victorian Society: The First Game that Men and Women Could Play Together Socially
 Scheuerle, William H.
2012 0-7734-4516-1 140 pages
The work argues that the ascendency of croquet as a popular sport in England during the middle to late nineteenth century was a direct result of class. He traces the history of the sport and finds that it was one of if not the first sport that men and women could enjoy together. The game initially had an elite social status attached to it: it was first seen as a game suitable for the British gentry, especially for those families whose estates had extensive lawns, or for families wealthy enough to join croquet clubs. It attracted many people because it had a certain ‘snob’ appeal and formed as an upper class leisure time activity, and developed with the middle class due to their rising number at that time.

Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, 1865-1902: Understanding Sports as a Way of Understanding Society
 Mcdowell, Matthew L
2013 0-7734-4525-0 456 pages
Soccer, or football as it is called in Europe, became professionalized in the late nineteenth century. This is the story of how the sport grew in popularity, and eventually became the predominant sport in Scotland. Beyond the mere Rangers versus Celtic rivalry that has risen to epic, almost mythological proportions, this book discusses the social impact of the sport on the entire country. It shows how Scotland became a modern society and its sports and entertainment evolved along with the rest of the country, and how soccer became a national pastime.

Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France
 Stacey, Sarah Alyn
2002 0-7734-6919-2 220 pages
At the heart of the collection are the sporting links between Ireland and France, and the question of what constitutes sporting heroism. The approach adopted is innovative in its diversity: contributors include not only historians, but also literary critics, sporting administrators, a psychologist, and a prominent cyclist and sports writer, and each brings his or her orientation to bear on the subjects treated.

European Travel Diaries of Albert Brisbane 1830-1832. Discovering Fourierism for America
 Mellen, Abigail
2005 0-7734-6070-5 268 pages
Brisbane’s 1830-1832 travel diaries offer a useful contribution at several levels. First, he diaries furnish us with a picture of the society in which Saint-Simonianism and Fourierism took shape. Second, the diaries further our understanding of the impact and dissemination of these ideas – where they were discussed and how they were discussed. Finally, and perhaps most intriguingly, the diaries offer us an opportunity to “listen in” on the thinking of an impressionable young man as he came to be attracted to utopian theories while moving in elite European intellectual society.

Exercise Physiology as a Career
 Boone, Tommy
2006 0-7734-5629-5 240 pages
This book is designed to be a guide and sourcebook for persons considering exercise physiology as a career. This handbook contains 20 chapters, divided into five parts: (1) Introduction; (2) Exercise Physiology; (3) Professionalism; (4) Healthcare Professionals; and (5) The Exercise Physiology Niche. The book contains a wealth of information on the various aspects of the field, including helpful definitions of exercise physiology, what courses one should take in high school, which colleges and universities offer specialized programs in exercise physiology and the specific courses required, the kinds of employment opportunities in the field, how to look for a job, the salary range, the accrediting process, and much more. First-person comments by graduates from The College of St. Scholastica, who shared their professional experiences following graduation, provide a valuable viewpoint.

Exercise Physiology as a Healthcare Profession
 Boone, Tommy
2012 0-7734-2602-7 388 pages
This is a book about the future of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession. It is not a book about exercise physiology as a research discipline, but about you, the student of exercise physiology, and about the academic exercise physiologists, and how they can create a credible future for their students. This book was written with the express purpose of talking about the change process and how it is needed for exercise physiologists to work in healthcare. For instance, there are chapters about giving shape to the future, professionalism and leadership, and the courage to do what seems to be the impossible. Deep within each of us is the need to face reality with hope and courage to speak from the heart. It is here that real change and a shared vision takes place. Thus, this book is my effort to show the reader how to go about creating professionalism in exercise physiology. It is here that the reader comes to understand the importance of the ASEP Board Certification, Code of Ethics, Accreditation, and Standards of Professional Practice. After all, exercise is medicine, and the ASEP leadership has provided the blueprint to assist the academic community in developing this awareness and applying it to all aspects of exercise physiology tomorrow and beyond.

Exercise Physiology: Professional Issues, Organizational Concerns, and Ethical Trends
 Boone, Tommy
2005 0-7734-6077-2 372 pages
This book describes the founding and importance of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). It explores the professional issues, organizational concerns, and ethical trends that all exercise physiologists face. A significant purpose of this study is to continue the changes in exercise physiology and the expected professional results for decades to come. This book also emphasizes the work of the ASEP leadership in creating the professional infrastructure for exercise physiology.

Experienced Hunter and Marksman
 Toscano, Filippo M.
2005 0-7734-6288-0 112 pages
In the year 1832 a Spanish press published a book on the hunting experience of a local gentleman. This book was intended to be a manual on how to hunt. We do not know the name of the author, only his initials: D. J. M. G. N. This vademecum is the product of many years of field work which started, according to the author, in 1772. It is rich in historical detail and overlooks nothing. The strength of the writer comes from an excellent knowledge of the Spanish country and forest that includes most of the flora and fauna known at that time. The narrative is so remarkable that even the modern man can learn about a past way of life with its technology and scientific observation still practised by many minimalists in search of the pure adventure.

Function of Contemporary Travel Narratives in the French, Anglo, and Latin Americas: Mixing and Expanding Cultural Identities
 Côté, Jean-François
2011 0-7734-1545-9 180 pages
This edited collection examines various perspectives on contemporary forms of travel and displacement in the Americas.

No other collection or monograph has been published that engages the genre of travel writing in such comprehensively hemispheric terms. The text examines new forms of displacement that characterize a globalized and increasingly interconnected world, and reexamines earlier forms of displacement in a new way.

Hawaiian Sports in the Twentieth Century
 Franks, Joel Stephen
2002 0-7734-7050-6 240 pages
Explores Hawaiian sports and their origin, asking questions such as whether the indigenous Hawaiians manufactured their own games, who were their heroes and what impact did they have on either side of the Pacific.

Hemingway's Debt to Baseball in The Old Man and The Sea
 Hurley, C. Harold
1992 0-7734-9546-0 124 pages
Ernest Hemingway's lifelong fascination with baseball finds its ultimate expression in The Old Man and the Sea. This work brings together many of the commentaries that contributed individually and collectively to our understanding of baseball's role in the fiction. They exhibit the extent of Hemingway's familiarity with the sport and its participants; provide needed historical annotation on players and managers; explore the complexities of Santiago's relationship to Joe DiMaggio; identify for the first time the actual games and events underlying the fictional account; and enable interested readers to determine for themselves the aptness of baseball to Hemingway's theme of courage and determination. The writers whose work appears here agree that Hemingway, acclaimed as both athlete and artist, frequently sought to transform the evanescence of sport into the permanence of art.

Hero and Anti-Hero in the American Football Novel
 Deardorff, II, Donald Lee
2006 0-7734-5554-X 156 pages
This book features an examination of the rise and evolution of the football narrative (1870 to present) in order to analyze and define the process by which American men have sought to fashion masculine identity over the last century. The athletic hero functions as a representative of a larger number of templates or centers (the religious man, the business tycoon, the family man, the rebel, etc), many of which have been used by various men to make meaning of their lives. By using the literature as a lens through which to examine the center of the athletic hero, the author concludes that the process of masculinity that most men have been working through via athletic and other centers can be termed “ironic resistance”, a condition which features the creation, elevation and maintenance of various centers due to a number of cultural factors that men adopt as a basis for their identity, then question, and then fully resist. However, because they have no other workable alternatives, men wind up in an ironic, circular, sometimes destructive process: at the same time rejecting and clinging to the only centers they see available to them.

History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack Volume One
 Dummett, Michael
2004 0-7734-6447-6 448 pages
This two-volume book gives as comprehensive a history as can be achieved at the present time of a family of card games that originated in the first quarter of the XV century, and is therefore one of the very oldest still practiced. It is the family of games played with the Tarot pack. Contrary to popular belief, the Tarot pack was not invented for fortune-telling or any other occult purpose: that was an accretion dating from the late XVIII century. It was invented to play a new kind of card game: its great contribution was to introduce the idea of trumps into card play. The games spread to France and Switzerland in the early XVI century, and subsequently over almost the whole of Europe. In doing so, it developed a great multiplicity of different forms: the family is far more diverse than any other, while retaining a constant central core.

This book will gather material that is widely scattered and very hard to come by, a good deal of it not otherwise accessible in print at all. It will therefore be an indispensable reference work for all who are interested in the history of this game or any particular branch of it. It will also give examples, more instructive than could be given from any other family of card games, of how games evolve. Finally it will be of prime value to any who wish to play one or more forms of the game.

History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack Volume Two
 McLeod, John
2004 0-7734-6449-2 508 pages
This two-volume book gives as comprehensive a history as can be achieved at the present time of a family of card games that originated in the first quarter of the XV century, and is therefore one of the very oldest still practiced. It is the family of games played with the Tarot pack. Contrary to popular belief, the Tarot pack was not invented for fortune-telling or any other occult purpose: that was an accretion dating from the late XVIII century. It was invented to play a new kind of card game: its great contribution was to introduce the idea of trumps into card play. The games spread to France and Switzerland in the early XVI century, and subsequently over almost the whole of Europe. In doing so, it developed a great multiplicity of different forms: the family is far more diverse than any other, while retaining a constant central core.

This book will gather material that is widely scattered and very hard to come by, a good deal of it not otherwise accessible in print at all. It will therefore be an indispensable reference work for all who are interested in the history of this game or any particular branch of it. It will also give examples, more instructive than could be given from any other family of card games, of how games evolve. Finally it will be of prime value to any who wish to play one or more forms of the game.

History of Lehigh University’s Athletic Extra- Curriculum, 1866-1998
 Smith, Courtney Michelle
2016 1-4955-0293-7 420 pages
This study adds to scholarship on intercollegiate athletics in the United States by analyzing the efforts of one school to balance its athletic ambitions with its academic priorities. It highlights the individuals and groups who participated in helping to build the athletic extra-curriculum at Lehigh University, and by extension, shaped the school’s athletic culture.

Hoops Zen. The Spiritual Beauty of Basketball
 Kovacs, George
1994 0-7734-3048-2 152 pages

Hunting in the Western Tradition Volume One. The Western Hunting Tradition
 Whisker, James B.
1999 0-7734-8209-1 176 pages
First of a four-volume series on the origins of American hunting rights. It is the overall contention of this series that there exiests a substantial and virtually uncontradicted corpus of material that buttresses this, one of mankind's most substantial and ancient rights. The philosophical tradtions are interpreted, as well as the political traditions of the hunt and the sociopolitical climate in which hunting has been, and still is, practiced. Table of contents: Man the Hunter; Our Ancient Hunting Heritage; Our Hunting Heritage – England; How the Hunt Was Conducted; The Amerindian's Method of Hunting; European Impact on Amerindian Hunting; Hunting and the American Experience; Bibliography; Index

Hunting in the Western Tradition Volume Two. Our Hunting Heritage- The Written Tradition, c. 800 BC - 1925 AD
 Whisker, James B.
1999 0-7734-8211-3 204 pages

Identity in Ethnic Leisure Pursuits
 Taylor, Dorceta E.
1992 0-7734-9801-X 320 pages
This study examines leisure pursuits in two Black ethnic groups (African Americans and Jamaicans), and two categories of Whites (Italians and other Whites). The systematic comparison of these groups yields useful information on factors influencing participation in leisure activities. Part one discusses the access models, then goes on to a profile of New Haven, with examinations of ethnic hangouts, cooking, media, and festival. Part two focuses specifically on urban park use.

Integrating Spirituality and Exercise Physiology. Toward a New Understanding of Health
 Boone, Tommy
2010 0-7734-3679-0 188 pages
This book proposes that health care is not just about physical abilities but mental and spiritual beliefs as well. The author argues for a more complex understanding of the psycho-physiological connection and advocates for a more holistic approach that may presently be perceived as a radical way to think about the practice of exercise and exercise physiology as a profession.

Internationalization of European Sports Teams and the Issue of National Citizenship
 Alberts, Heike C.
2011 0-7734-3941-2 184 pages
The migration of professional soccer players to European countries is not a new phenomenon, but the volume and composition of these flows have changed substantially since the 1990s, when a court ruling established that restrictions on players from other European Union countries violate European Union law. This court ruling not only dramatically changed the national composition of Western European soccer teams, but also of volleyball and handball teams. using geographic techniques, this book investigates current migration patterns of professional players to Western European soccer, volleyball and handball teams. As opposed to previous studies, this study takes a comparative approach, comparing and contrasting not only three sports, but also different Western European host countries. This comparative approach allows the development of a comprehensive framework for explaining these migration flows. This book also analyzes the impact that migration flows have on national teams, as more flexible citizenship rules now allow national teams to draw from a wider spectrum of potential players. The high degree of internationalization of sport leagues in Western Europe, as well as the more flexible citizenship rules in several European countries, show that sports can transcend political borders in a variety of ways.

John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours, 1837-1838
 Hanley, Keith
2007 0-7734-5191-9 380 pages
This work examines John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours to the Lake District and Scotland in the summers of 1837 and 1838. The author offers reconstructions of the itineraries, presents a sequence of fifty-two drawings made on those journeys, and provides his first sustained critique in what was to be Ruskin’s formative work of architectural criticism, the fourteen essays which make up The Poetry of Architecture. This book contains 52 black and white photographs.

Lone Sailors and Spiritual Insights
 Hutch, Richard
2005 0-7734-6039-X 432 pages
This book examines a number of autobiographical and biographical works which substantiate the author’s thesis that solo sailors, who face peril at sea and come to terms with the sea’s indifference, can undergo a transformation which leads to what he terms spiritual purpose or ‘moral presence’.

Memories From the Field-Diary of a University Professor's Hunting Trips
 Toscano, Filippo M.
2005 0-7734-6102-7 192 pages

Mountain Climbing as American Transcendental Pilgrimage
 Tobin, Dennis
2003 0-7734-6755-6 256 pages
Since 1920, climbers known as 14ers peakbaggers have climbed all fifty-four 14ers. Their personal narratives and literature indicate ties to American Transcendentalism, a religion promoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Personification of Colorado 14ers is achieved through archival, diachronic, and narrative approaches within a qualitative methodology. Two unique models developed by the author, the Transect Model and the Transcendental Ziggurat Model, assist in data retrieval and analysis. It identifies spatial, demographic, and narrative data of peakbaggers. A diachronic approach primarily focuses on Colorado mountaineering during 1912 to 1998 and the life span of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882. The Colorado 14ers peakbaggers, by exhibiting Transcendental belief and pilgrimage activity, create a cultural geography supporting American Transcendental pilgrimage.

Essays on Film, Television, and Electronic Games
 Robinson, Carol L.
2012 0-7734-2662-0 464 pages
This is a collection of essays that study the contemporary cultural depictions of medievalism. The book attempts to unravel distortions that tend to domesticate the era and represent it as an extension of modern life. Several authors claim that modernity is so radically different to medieval life that we can only view the past as an extension of the present, rather than as radically different. The present distorts, and often politicizes the past, and these essays explore how everything from commercials, and video games, to the war on terror can contain elements of neo-medieval revisionism. Some authors argue that even though nobody alive today has a lived experience of the period, and holding an authentic medieval experience is almost impossible, there seems to be a sort of nostalgia about medieval times that indicates dissatisfaction with contemporary life.

New Directions in the Theory and Research of Serious Leisure
 Stebbins, Robert
2001 0-7734-7601-6 212 pages

One Hundred Year History of Women’s Sports at the University of Nebraska. From Nineteenth- Century Victorian Physical Education to the 1972 Title IX Act
 Lowenthal, Kristi
2015 1-4955-0372-0 140 pages
“Lowenthal’s monograph on the rivalry between Mabel Lee and Louise Pound at the University of Nebraska, fills an important void in the current scholarship on the history of women in intercollegiate athletics and physical education. In many ways, these two women, though they took a decidedly different approach to women’s athletics, were pioneers in the area of women’s physical education.”
-Dr. Jeanne T. Heidler,
Professor of History, Chief American History Division,
United States Air Force Academy

One- Hundred Years of Black College Coaching: The True Pioneers 1890-1990
 Ramsey II, Joseph P.
2016 1-4955-0482-4 220 pages
The emergence of black college sports during the late 1800s is one of the greatest, yet unheralded, sports stories of the past 100 years. The research documented in this book will correct an omission in sports history by identifying black college coaching pioneers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from 1890 to 1990 who made significant contributions to college sports in American.

Origins and Rise of the British Distillery
 Harper, William T.
1999 0-7734-8007-2 320 pages
This highly original monograph substantiates the industry's rise and contributions in an age when distilled beverages had much good to contribute to mankind and added to the power of the West to explore, to trade, and to conquer where others sickened and failed. Contains rich anecdotal material and contemporary observations that illuminate the subject from Tudor times to the mid-18th century. With illustrations.

Perfectionism, Mood States, and Disordered Eating in Female Athletes and Performers
 Nagel, Merav
2002 0-7734-6902-8 104 pages
According to the report of National Women’s Health Center, attitudes that lay the groundwork for developing disordered eating occur as early as fourth or fifth grade. This study examines the factors that contribute to eating disorders in females athletes, filling a gap in the existing scholarship on the subject.

Does a Strong Mind Need a Strong Body?
 Holowchak, Mark Andrew
2010 0-7734-3825-4 300 pages
This collection of essays philosophically examines strength, considered in its brute, physical sense. This is the only book of its kind solely dedicated to physical strength. Each contributor has expertise in strength sports, three at the world-class level, or in an area of philosophy of sport, related to strength.

Professional Wrestling as Ritual Drama in American Pop Culture
 Ball, Michael R.
1990 0-88946-112-0 200 pages
In spite of the enormous popularity of professional wrestling in recent years, few sociological writings have addressed this ritualized reflection of working-class values. This book, which analyzes the phenomenon of American professional wrestling in light of the critical dramaturgy of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner, and the recent works of Mary Jo Deegan, stands alone in offering scholarly explanation and sociological insight into professional wrestling in America.

Professional Wrestling, the Myth, the Mat, and American Popular Culture
 Leverette, Marc
2003 0-7734-6625-8 248 pages
Provides answers as to why wrestling is so popular, and illustrates the symbolic functions of wrestling as an act of social meaning. Throughout the history of professional wrestling, its peaks in popularity can be directly correlated with the political, social, and cultural events of the time. The structure has traditionally been one of good vs. evil, fashioned after the traditional morality play, though this model has recently changed. Wrestling’s villains have always represented a threat to our nation state and our livelihood. The heroes have always been for, and usually of, the people, enacting our hopes and desires through their exploits in the ring. Through analyses of past wrestling matches and storylines, it is shown that wrestling acts as myth in the same way that other genres such as westerns have done.

Professionalization of Exercise Physiology: Certification, Accreditation, and Standards of Practice of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (asep)
 Boone, Tommy
2009 0-7734-4855-1 664 pages
This book is written to inform and to help students and exercise physiologists think and reflect on the many issues, challenges, management, and visionary thinking that the profession embraces today.

Reclaiming Charles Weidman (1901-1975) An American Dancer's Life and Legacy
 Lancos, Jonette
2007 0-7734-5463-2 620 pages
Charles Weidman (1901-1975), a distinguished dancer and choreographer, is recognized as an originator of twentieth-century American dance. This study traces Weidman’s life from his early years in the Midwest, including his training at the Denishawn School, his friendship with Martha Graham and José Limón, his partnership with Doris Humphrey and Pauline Lawrence, in establishing their Humphrey-Weidman School and Company, to the formation of the Expression of Two Arts Theatre with visual artist Mikhail Santaro. This work examines Weidman’s concert works, Broadway shows, and opera productions, where his modern dance ideas revitalized these theatrical forms. Weidman’s training system is analyzed by stressing its lineage, his men’s group, rebound principle, floor work, use of drums and rhythm, and his kinetic pantomime. The study follows global influences on early modern dance, of which Weidman was a part, and which were motivating factors in his artistic development. This work investigates how Weidman’s aesthetic values are related to modernism; his interest in preserving his works for future generations; it also contains recollections from dancers who have performed with Weidman. Now, thirty years after his death, evidence is beginning to shed new light on Charles Weidman’s enormous influence upon and legacy for modern American dance. This book contains 39 photos.

Reference Manual for Human Performance Measurement in the Field of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
 Brodie, David A.
1996 0-7734-8788-3 252 pages
This reference manual provides an authoritative text on a wide range of human performance tests. It brings together into a manageable volume the methods, results and references from the world literature. It is a working manual, designed for students and staff to use as a source reference when testing for human performance. Other texts provide a brief description of the specific tests and the journals supply information on the results from those tests. This manual combines the two and thus provides the reader with a ready source reference to enable action. Wherever possible, values from the tests are presented in the form of graphs. This means that the reader can plot local results against previously published work and thus make rapid comparisons. The scope of the manual is also impressive with 30 individual texts described and evaluated. Scholars in physical education, sports sciences and related areas of study will welcome a reference manual which provides the basis for their own investigations in addition to setting out the expected norms for each text. As with all Mellen books, this manual is also available at a special text price.

Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities. Studies in Community Loyalties
 Hughson, John E.
2012 0-7734-2666-3 312 pages
This is a collection of essays examining the role of sports in shaping personal and national identity. Studies ranging from skateboarding as resistance to conformity, cricket and the imagined community of Yorkshire, gender identity and rock climbing, and violence in soccer, among others are offered in this text. A theme the authors discuss at length is how communities are formed on the basis of sports, and how different identities emerge out of these shared experiences, and whether there is a socio-political aspect to this process.

Sex Before Athletic Competition: Myth or Fact
 Boone, Tommy
2008 0-7734-5137-4 184 pages
The first of its kind, this book examines the anecdotal evidence and the empirical literature pertaining to the physiology of sexual activities, seeking to dispel myths associated with sex’s negative impact on athletic performance.

Significance of Gardening in British India
 Carlton, Charles
2004 0-7734-6275-9 168 pages
This book is a multi-faceted study of the role of gardening in British India with several accompanying illustrations- it is a study of imperial history, environmental history, cultural history and women's history .

First, as a study in imperial history that shows how the British used landscape architecture to convey images of power to both themselves and the Indians.

Second, as a study in environmental history, this book traces the way in which the British established a whole series of Botanical gardens centered at Kew in London. Tea and cincinchona (an antidote for malaria) were imported to be grown in India, while opium was forcibly exported to China. Without cincinchona, imperialism would have been medically impossible and without tea or opium, imperialism would have not been immensely profitable.

Third, this is a study in cultural history, exploring how the British tried to modify India by creating their own cultural retreat - the hill station.

Finally, this book deals with women's history. Gardening became a means by which English women occupied themselves, creating a little England to alleviate the intense homesickness.

Skis and Skiing: From the Stone Age to the Birth of the Sport
 Weinstock, John
2003 0-7734-6787-4 316 pages
This book examines the prehistory and history of skiing from thousands of years ago to the late 19th century. It brings together a wealth of information available only in obscure publications, most of them either out of print and essentially unavailable, or inaccessible to most because they are in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Russian, etc.. It particularly examines the contributions of the hunter-gatherer Sámi culture in the evolution of skis and skiing. With many illustrations.

Sport as a Spiritual Practice. Mastery, Failure, and Transcendence in the Life of Athletes
 Hutch, Richard
2010 0-7734-1472-X 240 pages
TThis work examines how the individual player moves toward a religious enlightenment through sport. It argues that this spiritual enlightenment is uniquely her or his own without the trappings of doctrinal creeds or traditional religious discourse.

The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the Father of Cyberpunk Science Fiction.
 Yoke, Carl B.
2007 0-7734-5467-5 356 pages
William Gibson (b 1948), since the publication of his first, award-winning novel, Neuromancer (1984), has been celebrated as a breath of fresh air in the realm of science fiction. This anthology of essays is an attempt to analyze Gibsons literary technique, his sustained critique of emerging technologies, and the nature of how fiction writing in general is continually categorized and canonized in the Postmodern Age.

The Danish Version of Mandeville’s Travels in Sixteenth-Century Epitome
 Bradley, S.A.J.
1998 0-7734-8261-X 140 pages
This edition provides a critical English translation of the 16th-century Danish work that is the epitome or summary of part of the original "Mandeville's Travels".

The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports
 Deardorff, II, Donald Lee
2008 0-7734-5142-0 408 pages
This work uses sports as a metaphor for humanity itself. Using a biblical structure: creation, fall, and redemption, the editors show how God may have intended us to enjoy sport, how we have corrupted sport, and how we might reattach ourselves to God’s original purposes through sport.

How to Play the Game of Life
 Belliotti, Raymond Angelo
2006 0-7734-5889-1 208 pages
Western philosophy began with two monumental aspirations: to unravel the mysteries of the universe and to construct the best recipe for living the good life. Today, sports play a major role in the lives of many people. A striking correlation exists between the noblest virtues of baseball and discussions of living the good life by the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy.

The book explains the nine virtues of playing and eleven commandments of coaching baseball. These virtues and commandments are then connected to the best ways to live the good life according to the wisdom of classical and contemporary philosophers such as Camus, Epictetus, Gramsci, Machiavelli, Marx, Nietzsche, Nozick, Plato, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Socrates, and Unger.

The Theme of Departure in Women's Travel Narratives, 1600-1900: Taking Leave from Oneself
 Makowiecka, Maria Hanna
2007 0-7734-5364-4 220 pages
Takes a comparative approach to women's travel writing from three centuries, in English, French, Polish, and Russian. It focuses on narrative strategies used by female travel writers. Female travel writing before the twentieth century shows parallels and continuities in its use of the theme of departure into a different sphere or convention. From travel into a utopian world where women rule and inhabitants live in harmony, to travel into the private world of subjectivity and poetic inspiration, female heroines venture outside the realities that bind them.

Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
 Crawford, Russ
2008 0-7734-5074-2 344 pages
This work investigates the use of sport in the first two decades of the Cold War to resist Communism by strengthening the American Way of Life. Each of the Cold War’s key players used athletics as a means of advancing political ideologies. The book also evaluates the gains and losses of minorities in this era.

Traditional Holidays During the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries in England
 Hall, Amy Michele Reed
2012 0-7734-4051-8 268 pages
The book argues that the English people in the early modern period magnified their daily activities during holidays and recounting these activities in their folklore. Magnified socio-economic, gendered, and even ageist tensions of the writers as well as among the people of whom they write. These tales are told through several forms; for instance in letters, diaries, witchcraft trial pamphlets, chronicles, and folklore, which are the primary source documents that are examined.

Walking with W.H. Hudson Through the English Landscape: The Home Country of the World’s First Literary Environmentalist
 Shrubsall, Dennis
2008 0-7734-5172-2 180 pages
Presents a comprehensively dated and authoritative account of all of William Henry Hudson’s English travels, not only of his many “rambles’ while gathering the subject material for his books, but also those of a more personal nature. This book has twenty-two black and white photographs.

What Students Learned in Gym Class
 Cowen, Virginia S.
2010 0-7734-3744-9 140 pages
This book explores how personal experiences in mandatory K-12 physical education classes affect adult health and exercise habits. It offers a platform of understanding into the diverse experiences of gym class and how these experiences can produce repercussions throughout life.

Why Do People Run?: Competitive Sport, Daily Exercise, or Community Event
 Evans, Catherine
2010 0-7734-1431-2 124 pages
This work examines the evolution of road racing in America from elite marathons to charity races for the masses. It also analyzes the role of advertising and marketing in this transformation.

Working Class Gambling in Britain c. 1906-1960s
 Laybourn, Keith
2007 0-7734-5374-1 356 pages
Examines the class nature of gambling in Britain which made the off-course ready-money gambling of the working-class illegal while permitting the middle-class off-course credit gambling. It rejects the views of the National Anti-Gambling League that working-class gambling was an excessive waste of money and suggests that it was, by and large, ‘a bit of a flutter’ by the working classes. Using rarely used Home Office and police evidence, it suggests that both the police and the Home Office would have liked the Street Betting Act of 1906, and other restrictive legislation, removed since it was an impediment to good relations with the working classes upon which the police relied for evidence of serious crimes.