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Calendar of Events

David Kipen

in San Francisco in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City by the Bay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268807
eISBN:
9780520948877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268807.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter lists the annual events in the San Francisco Bay area, such as: the Shrine East-West Football Game, the California Dog Show, the National Match Play Open Golf Championship, the Open Golf ... More


The Meaning of Festivals: A Typology

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents a typology of the diversity of ludic events, their origins, and evolution in late medieval and early modern Spain. There has long been an argument that Spanish festivals, ... More


Cooperation

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter is about the prisoner's dilemma as a repeated encounter. The best strategy is defection, or non-cooperation, if a single encounter is anticipated. In the event of repeated, or iterated ... More


Hustle and Heart, on and off Court

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

Allen Jones began his last year at Clark Junior High in an optimistic mood. He was in the band and orchestra, he tried out and made the school basketball team in the beginning of his ninth-grade ... More


Evaluating Judges

Gregory Mitchell

in The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367584
eISBN:
9780199776917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367584.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Much of the interest in empirical studies of judges lies in the comparison of actual to ideal behavior to reach conclusions about judicial competence. We may decompose any empirical study that ... More


Kings and Knights at Play in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines tournaments. The origins of tournaments in Western Europe can be traced back to classical sources and to a sparse number of references to events that looked like tournaments in ... More


A Formal Analysis of Incentives in Strategic Interactions Involving an International Development Cooperation Agency

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Initial conditions in the recipient almost always reflect tragedies of the commons, public good problems, and principal-agent problems. Two broad motives/mechanisms behind the decision on the part of ... More


The Lord at War

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The early education and pastimes of the nobility prepared them for war, and their understanding of past and present was framed by military considerations. It was common for great lords to serve in ... More


Armed Address: The Elizabethan Tournament

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter is concerned with entertainments in the Elizabethan tiltyard and the opportunities such occasions provided for performers to take on chivalric personae that sent nuanced messages to the ... More


Re-enacting Ivanhoe

Ann Rigney

in The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644018
eISBN:
9780191738784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644018.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 4 pursues the case of Ivanhoe, concentrating on its afterlife in the USA and critically revisiting Mark Twain’s claim that Scott somehow ‘caused’ the American Civil War. An account is offered ... More


Searching for Champions and Finding Enemies: The Rise of Tournament Basketball (1937-1939)

Kurt Edward Kemper

in Before March Madness: The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043260
eISBN:
9780252052149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043260.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Chapter 2 focuses on the rise of the NAIA, NIT, and NCAA postseason college basketball tournaments and the forces and rivalries that shaped their early identities. Like the civil war between the ... More


Knighthood in Action

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explains the role of worship and violence practised by knights on the tourney field, in a raiding party, and on the battlefield. Passionate belief in tournament as the ideal sport ... More


Just Add Performance: Staging Schizophonia

Kiri Miller

in Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753451
eISBN:
9780199932979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter addresses public gameplay performance contexts for Guitar Hero and Rock Band. What does it mean to be a live performer of a pre-recorded song? These games inspire physically virtuosic, ... More


Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing

Christopher L. Tucci, Allan Afuah, and Gianluigi Viscusi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816225
eISBN:
9780191853562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816225.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Examples of the value that can be created and captured through crowdsourcing go back to at least 1714, when the UK used crowdsourcing to solve the Longitude Problem, obtaining a solution that would ... More


A Championship Won, a Classic Lost

J. Samuel Walker

in ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835036
eISBN:
9781469602578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869123_walker.8
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the ACC had continued the Southern Conference's tradition of holding a postseason tournament to determine the league champion. The ACC's bylaws specified that the tournament ... More


More than Playing Around: Studying Competitive Childhoods

Hilary Levey Friedman

in Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276758
eISBN:
9780520956698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276758.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines competitive chess, soccer, and dance to describe the contemporary structure of competitive children's activities. Chess is an inherently competitive event as it pits one player ... More


The Year of the French

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0028
Subject:
History, Social History

When they arrived in France, Connie Boyer and Allen Jones were greeted at the airport by the president of the French team, Philip Kin, and his wife. After they exchanged pleasantries, the president ... More


Finding My Groove

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0030
Subject:
History, Social History

Things really started moving for Allen Jones in 1977 when he returned from the Roller Ball Tournament in the Bronx hosted by Guy Fisher. As a condition of his return, he had negotiated a contract ... More


Bracketology 1974

J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts

in The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630236
eISBN:
9781469630250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630236.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1974 only twenty-five teams qualified for the NCAA tournament, and only one team from the major conferences. Most of the conferences chose their champions based on conference standing. And ... More


Giving All We’ve Got

Robert K. Wallace

in Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125152
eISBN:
9780813135052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125152.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The loss of Northern Kentucky University (NKU) women's basketball team to Drury was a big disappointment. However, NKU had played hard against a team that was simply better than they were. Drury had ... More


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