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Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s ... More


Sport and Successful Aging

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

What is clear is the richness of biology, culture, and deep relationships; sport reveals what makes us human in our biological evolution and in its modification and expansion into cultural evolution. ... More


Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Ronojoy Sen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India’s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and ... More


Power and Grace: Martial Arts Aesthetics

Barry Allen

in Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Martial arts practice is like sport but not sport, and dance-like but not dance. The training is athletic, as it is in sport and professional dance, yet the competence martial arts train stands apart ... More


The Concept of Sport

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Shows the context for understanding sport, breathing, given our capabilities and our cultural evolution; sport lies in the continuous fluidity between biology and culture.


Sports, Brain, Body, and the World

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sport as a practice and cognitive event is largely action-oriented: there is thought in action, even if it is not particularly conscious thought. Habits codified in the motor regions of the brain ... More


Regulation, Recovery, and Resilience

Jay Schulkin

in Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Begins with emotion and sport and then describes some of the bodily regulation that figures importantly in sport and the adversity or stress that underlies sports events. Coping and adaptation are ... More


Paul Gallico’s: Farewell to Sport

Robert Lipsyte

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Farewell to Sport (1938), by Paul Gallico. Farewell to Sport is a thoughtful meditation on the “wildest, maddest, and most glamorous period in all the history of sport,” ... More


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