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Functional Beauty

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book studies the relationship between function and aesthetic value, breaking with the philosophical tradition of seeing the two as separate. It begins by developing and defending, in a general ... More


Introduction

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

in An Introduction to Auction Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This introductory chapter provides three examples to illustrate the importance of auction theory to modern economics. These are the problem faced by a regulator wanting to regulate a monopolist with ... More


ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television

Travis Vogan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520292956
eISBN:
9780520966260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292956.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The American Broadcasting Company division ABC Sports is behind some of network sports television’s most significant practices, personalities, and moments. It created the weekend anthology Wide World ... More


Conclusion

Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263211
eISBN:
9780191734427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter emphasizes several concluding remarks. It pinpoints a few interesting points for criticism, such as the omission of horse-racing and fighting sports. The chapter highlights the fact that ... More


Transforming Self-Regulation

Michael Moran

in The British Regulatory State: High Modernism and Hyper-Innovation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247578
eISBN:
9780191601996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247579.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines self-regulation in Britain. From the 1970s to 1990s, the complex mosaic of self-regulation was rearranged according to a consistent pattern, characterised by growth in the ... More


Is Dance a Man's Sport Too?: The Performance of Athletic‐Coded Masculinity on the Concert Dance Stage *

Maura Keefe

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maura Keefe argues that choreographers in the United States have very often drawn inspiration and themes from the world of sports, leaning especially on the image of the male athlete as a key iconic ... More


The Curse can appear anywhere

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

While Tyco demonstrates the winner’s curse at the highest levels of the firm and in the serial acquisition of hundreds of other firms, a well-known editor in a publishing company described the ... More


Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

A wealth of research in recent decades has seen the economic approach to human behavior extended over many areas previously considered to belong to sociology, political science, law, and other ... More


Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

David Ranc

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719086120
eISBN:
9781781702246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

‘Mercenaries’, ‘cheats’, ‘destroying the soul of (English) football’, ‘destroying the link between football clubs and their supporters’: foreign football players have been accused of being at the ... More


Sports Law and Policy in the European Union

Richard Parrish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066061
eISBN:
9781781700501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The increasing commercialisation of sport raises important questions concerning regulation. The development of the European Union (EU) and the internationalization of sporting competition have added ... More


British Sport Transformed: Sport, Business, and the Media since 1960

Dilwyn Porter

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Sport in Britain, especially elite sport, has been transformed over the period since 1960, increasingly taking on the appearance and attributes of big business. This chapter discusses three important ... More


Pragmatism

Matthew Gill

in Accountants' Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547142
eISBN:
9780191720017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Accountants sometimes approach their work with a pragmatism which simply brackets the question of truthfulness out of everyday consideration. Yet even accountants disillusioned with technocratism are ... More


Sports Injury Research

Evert Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561629
eISBN:
9780191722479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

With the increasing focus on tackling obesity and other lifestyle-related illnesses and conditions, participation in sports and physical activity is growing. The consequences are that injuries and ... More


Conclusion

Richard Holt

in Sport and the British: A Modern History

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the development of British sport from the early 18th to the mid-19th century. Modern British sport started to develop and was promoted privately ... More


Changing the Game: My Career in Collegiate Sports Marketing

Jim Host

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179551
eISBN:
9780813179582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179551.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Changing the Game is the memoir of Jim Host, a pioneer in college sports marketing. After attending the University of Kentucky, Host spent a few years in business before accepting a position as ... More


Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts

Barry Allen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231172721
eISBN:
9780231539340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172721.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty studies the historical and philosophical traditions of Asian martial arts practice and ... More


Kansas City vs. Oakland: The Bitter Sports Rivalry That Defined an Era

Matthew C. Ehrlich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042652
eISBN:
9780252051500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042652.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The book discusses a sports rivalry between two cities--Kansas City, Missouri and Oakland, California--during one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. history, the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. ... More


Game Management

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold's Report on a Game Survey of the North Central States received nearly universally positive reviews. He followed it up with Game Management, a larger book detailing the history, theory, ... More


Sport

Peter Borsay

in The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202554
eISBN:
9780191675409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202554.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses a popular physical recreation: sports. Several sports became popular during the Renaissance. Bat and ball sports, animal sports, and horse-racing all gained popularity during ... More


Hymns and Heroines: Florence Barclay

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Florence Barclay was in a different category of best-seller, her work being suffused by her strong Evangelical religious feeling. She was the daughter of one Anglican clergyman and wife to another. ... More


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