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More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This collection takes a critical look at athletic celebrity on the part of athletes who enjoy worldwide reputations without necessarily breaking into the more narrowly defined North American sporting ... More


Sex Testing: Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Lindsay Parks Pieper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040221
eISBN:
9780252098444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040221.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In 1968, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) implemented sex testing for female athletes at that year's Games. When it became clear that testing regimes failed to delineate a sex divide, the ... More


Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self

John Montgomery and David Bodznick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758860
eISBN:
9780191834752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758860.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The cerebellum is an intriguing component of the brain. In humans, it occupies only 10% of the brain volume, yet has approximately 69 billion neurons, i.e. 80% of the nerve cells in the brain! A ... More


General conclusion

John Montgomery and David Bodznick

in Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758860
eISBN:
9780191834752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758860.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This book has aimed to clarify and substantiate the claims: firstly that the cerebellum, in much the same form as it evolved in the sharks, is the source of the athleticism and movement finesse that ... More


Why Leopold Bloom Menstruates

Austin Briggs

in Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034027
eISBN:
9780813038162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034027.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines a persistent vein of imagery in James Joyce's Ulysses which cross-associates Bloom with stereotypical properties of Jewishness, particularly those of effeminacy and the peculiar ... More


Wilde's Folly

in The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776080
eISBN:
9780804778947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776080.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Oscar Wilde's anti-athleticism. Though many critics cling to the popular image of Wilde as ludic martyr in a tragically unplayful age, his relationship with Victorian culture ... More


Genetics, Epigenetics, and Talent

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/9780231176767.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Looks at genes and their expression in athletic capability. There is no athletic gene; there is a general confluence of specific and general capabilities that converge on athletic expression. Such ... More


Arab Athleticism and the Exoticization of the American Dream, 1870–1920

Susan Nance

in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how foreign-born people added personae of Eastern athleticism to the American repertoire after 1900. It describes the North African and Syrian men who fared best in getting ... More


The Functions of Association Football in the Boys’ Brigade in Ireland, 1888–1914

Brendan Power

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the varied functions of association football in the Boys’ Brigade in Ireland. It argues that athleticism was a significant motivating element for leaders in encouraging the ... More


Shaw's Athletic-Minded Women

Tracy J. R. Collins

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw's disdain for the traditional “womanly woman” and support for female education are well known, and considerable attention has been paid to the way his female characters exhibit social and ... More


• Appearance and Manner

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As a child, Felix Mendelssohn seems to have attracted attention not only for his musical gifts but also for his manner and physical appearance. According to Mendelssohn's composition teacher Carl ... More


The 1890s: New Women, Bloomer Girls, and the Old Ball Game

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1890s saw a dramatic redefinition of femininity that coalesced into the image of the Gibson Girl and “New Woman.” Men like Bernarr Macfadden taught women that athleticism was a prerequisite of ... More


Ice Princess: Asada Mao the Demure Diva

Masafumi Monden

in Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297722
eISBN:
9780520969971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297722.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Asada Mao’s life recounts a dramatic narrative of suffering and triumph. It follows a girl considered beautiful during her meteoric rise to skating stardom, a period of hardships she confronts ... More


Something to Cheer About?

Jaime Schultz

in Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038167
eISBN:
9780252095962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038167.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter turns to competitive cheerleading. Over the past one hundred years, cheerleading has been noticeably gendered, regendered, sexualized, commercialized, and sportified. Recently, various ... More


How does the cerebellum work? Model systems: Compensating for self-movement (vestibulo-ocular reflex), predictive motor learning (eye blink reflex), voluntary goal-directed behaviour (saccades), and action and reaction

John Montgomery and David Bodznick

in Evolution of the Cerebellar Sense of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198758860
eISBN:
9780191834752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758860.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Model systems have been critical to developing our understanding of cerebellar function. The vestibulo-ocular reflex stabilizes the eyes during head movement and depends on the cerebellum to maintain ... More


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