The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory

Author: Karl Spracklen,Brett Lashua,Erin Sharpe,Spencer Swain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137564792
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 936
View: 2771
This is the first handbook devoted entirely to leisure theory, charting the history and philosophy of leisure, theories in religion and culture, and rational theories of leisure in the Western philosophical tradition, as well as a range of socio-cultural theories from thinkers such as Adorno, Bauman, Weber and Marx. Drawing on contributions from experts in leisure studies from around the world, the four sections cover: traditional theories of leisure; rational theories of leisure; structural theories of leisure; and post-structural theories of leisure. The Palgrave Handbook of Leisure Theory is essential reading for students and scholars working in leisure studies, social theory as well as those working on the problem of leisure in the wider humanities and social sciences.

The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations

Author: David Horton Smith,Robert A. Stebbins,Jurgen Grotz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263172
Category: Social Science
Page: 1144
View: 6752
Written by over 200 leading experts from over seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. The first handbook on the subject to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in its authorship, it represents a major milestone for the discipline. Each chapter follows a rigorous theoretical structure examining definitions, historical background, key analytical issues, usable knowledge, and future trends and required research. The nine parts of the handbook cover the historical and conceptual background of the discipline; special types of volunteering; the major activity areas of volunteering and associations; influences on volunteering and association participation; the internal structures of associations; the internal processes of associations; the external environments of associations; the scope and impacts of volunteering and associations; and conclusions and future prospects. This handbook provides an essential reference work for third-sector research and practice, including a valuable glossary of terms defining over eighty key concepts. Sponsored by the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations (ICSERA;, it will appeal to scholars, policymakers and practitioners, and helps to define the emergent academic discipline of voluntaristics.

The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education

Author: Louise Mansfield,Jayne Caudwell,Belinda Wheaton,Beccy Watson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137533188
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 888
View: 8036
This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sociology in Britain

Author: J. Holmwood,J. Scott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137318864
Category: Social Science
Page: 631
View: 2588
Leading sociologists outline the historical development of the discipline in Britain and document its continuing influence in this essential and comprehensive reference work. Spanning the Scottish enlightenment of the 18th century to the present day this Handbook maps the discipline and the British contribution.

The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research

Author: E. Waterton,S. Watson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113729356X
Category: History
Page: 586
View: 6176
This book explores heritage from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines and in doing so provides a distinctive and deeply relevant survey of the field as it is currently researched, understood and practiced around the world.

Phenomenology of Nature

Author: Young Ho Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783495456514
Category: Philosophy of nature
Page: 281
View: 2590

Theorie der feinen Leute

eine ökonomische Untersuchung der Institutionen
Author: Thorstein Veblen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596176250
Page: 381
View: 6412

Dem Sinn des Lebens eine Zukunft geben

eine Psychologie für das 3. Jahrtausend
Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608910186
Page: 453
View: 2467

Das Medium ist die Botschaft

The Medium is the message
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865724007
Page: 302
View: 2204

Gender & Generation

Author: Marlen Bidwell-Steiner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783706541961
Category: Women
Page: 313
View: 9517

Dialogue and Creativity

Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations
Author: Miettinen, Reijo
Publisher: Lehmanns Media
ISBN: 386541673X
Page: 400
View: 6130
Beschreibung: This book is a collection of papers in which cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is used to study science, technology and innovations. In the 16 chapters of the book an activity theoretical approach is developed through dialogue with the relevant theoretical approaches of science and technology studies, such as actor network theory, symbolic interactionism and Knorr-Cetinas's theory of objectual cultural practice. The book has three parts. The first one comprises empirical studies on creativity and change in research work and innovations. The cases studied include research groups in analytical chemistry, aerosol physics, biotechnology as well as innovations in medical technology by research-based firms. In making sense of the distributed creation, CHAT is put in dialogue with the systemic view of psychology of creativity, the systemic approach in history of technology as well as sociological theories of creativity. The second part compares systematically the similarities and differences between Deweyan pragmatism and CHAT, and shows how they can be used in a complementary way in empirical research. The third part evaluates actor network theory, constructivist conceptions of learning as well as the concept of routine largely used in organizational studies from the position of CHAT. In addition the concept 'object of activity' central in activity theory is discussed and elaborated in two chapters. The autor: Reijo Miettinen is Professor of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki and he was Vice director of the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research in 1995-2007.

Industrial Ecology Management

Nachhaltige Entwicklung durch Unternehmensverbünde
Author: Michael von Hauff,Ralf Isenmann,Georg Müller-Christ
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 383496638X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 326
View: 6424
Erfolgreiche Unternehmensführung basiert zunehmend auf den Prinzipien ökologischer Nachhaltigkeit. Die Idee der Industrial Ecology, durch Kreisläufe Stoffströme umweltfreundlicher zu gestalten, funktioniert aber nur bei einer vertrauensvollen Kooperation von Unternehmen. Das Buch beschreibt die theoretischen Grundlagen für solche nachhaltigen Unternehmensverbünde, entwickelt erste Gestaltungsempfehlungen für die Steuerung von durch Stoffströme eng gekoppelten Unternehmen und gibt praxisnahe Antworten auf Fragen der Umsetzung. Mit den Herausgebern und Beitragsautoren sind die renommiertesten und einflussreichsten Vertreter des noch relativ jungen Faches versammelt.

Qualitative Research for Physical Culture

Author: P. Markula,M. Silk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230305636
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
View: 5764
This book provides a guide to qualitative research methods in the multidisciplinary field of physical culture. Developing an approach based on the '7 Ps' of research, this text navigates a pathway through the research process that will be invaluable as a teaching tool and to experienced and inexperienced researchers alike.

Funktionalmarkt-Konzept zum strategischen Management prinzipieller technologischer Innovationen

Author: Werner Pfeiffer
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525125779
Category: History
Page: 222
View: 9629

Many Voices - Many Cultures

Multicultural British Short Stories
Author: Barbara Korte,Claudia Sternberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150090459
Category: Multiculturalism
Page: 274
View: 8653

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

It's a Mad World
Author: Jeff Birkenstein,Anna Froula,Karen Randell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850387
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 8258
Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."

Kindheit soziologisch

Author: Heinz Hengst,Helga Zeiher
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322810046
Category: Social Science
Page: 269
View: 643
Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die jüngste Entwicklung der Kindheitssoziologie. Es führt ein in die Konzepte der neueren soziologischen Kindheitsforschung, diskutiert die gesellschaftliche Positionierung von Kindern und den gegenwärtigen Wandel von Kindheit. Repräsentanten der neuen Forschungsrichtungen aus Dänemark, Finnland, Großbritannien, Italien, den Niederlanden, Norwegen, Österreich und der Bundesrepublik stellen exemplarisch sozialstrukturelle, kulturanalytische und konstruktivistische Perspektiven der Kindheitsforschung vor. In allen Beiträgen wird Kindheit als Ausdruck eines konkret-gesellschaftlichen Generationenverhältnisses diskutiert. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der generationalen Arbeitsteilung über den Mediengebrauch und die alltägliche Lebensführung, Peer- und Familienbeziehungen bis zur Neuorganisation von Lernformen.

Discourses of Olympism

From the Sorbonne 1894 to London 2012
Author: D. Chatziefstathiou,I. Henry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137035560
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 305
View: 3968
This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.