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History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity 2nd Edition With HKPropel Access

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    History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition With HKPropel Access, seamlessly blends the historical and philosophical dimensions of the study of human movement. The text follows a chronology of human movement from our origins as hunter-gatherers to the present, offering philosophical and ethical analyses alongside explorations of cultural shifts that have emerged from different ethnic, racial, gender, and national traditions.

    The second edition of History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity is ideal for instructors who teach history and philosophy in a single course. Each chapter provides a historical scaffolding that leads into philosophical discussions about the issues raised. The text eschews dense blocks of text in favor of accessible writing and an interactive student experience.

    Updates to the latest edition include expanded coverage of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics; a deeper exploration of epistemology; a discussion of alternate forms of physical activity; and new material about the ethics of research. Contemporary topics of discussion such as the Exercise Is Medicine (EIM) movement, athlete biodata collection, and transgender and nonbinary athletes in sport are thoroughly explored.

    Discussion questions and study questions at the end of each chapter challenge students to reflect on the course material and share their ideas. Historical profile sidebars throughout the chapters allow students to gain greater insight into historical figures and events. Throughout the text, students are prompted to access related online activities in HKPropel. These short exercises connect philosophical inquiry to historical events and modern-day issues and serve as important tools for improving students’ reasoning skills. Instructors are supported with a comprehensive instructor guide that includes sample responses to the downloadable student exercises, section references for the downloadable study questions, and sample discussion and assignment prompts related to the discussion questions. The instructor guide also includes ideas and instructions for semester-long student projects.

    History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition, presents a thorough integration of philosophy and history, capitalizing on the strengths of both disciplines.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    A textbook for undergraduate students in kinesiology taking a foundations, philosophy, or history course on sport and physical activity; a reference for academic libraries and sport studies researchers. Also a resource for beginning professionals looking to gain historical and philosophical context on sport and physical activity.
    Introduction: History, Philosophy, and Kinesiology
    The Evolution of Kinesiology
    The Humanities and the Sciences
    The Nature of History and Philosophy
    The Subject Matter of Kinesiology

    Chapter 1. Bodies, Brains, and Cultures
    Making Sense of Our Story
    Developing a Brief Chronology of Our Story
    Great Leaps Forward
    Patterns of Culture in Hunter-Forager Societies
    The Origins of Sport
    The Complexities of Work and Play in Hunting and Foraging Societies

    Chapter 2. The Transition From Super Endurance Predators to Farmers
    A Revolution in How We Lived
    The Impact of the Neolithic Revolution on Human Vigor and Health
    Physical Activity as a Tool and as a Jewel
    The Difficulties of Interpreting Ancient Sporting Cultures
    A Model of Traditional Sport

    Chapter 3. Ancient Greece and the Shape of Modern Sport and Physical Education
    The Foundation of Western Civilization
    Myth, Religion, and the Origins of Greek Physical Culture
    The Birth of Philosophy
    The Ancient Sporting Festivals
    The Olympic Games
    Greek Sporting Culture
    Sources of Evidence for Ancient Greek Sport
    Greek Recreation and Physical Education

    Chapter 4. Continuity and Change in Physical Cultures
    Monuments to Sporting Spectacles
    Comparing Mesoamerican and Roman Spectacles of Blood
    Opposition to Gladiatorial Contests
    The Ethics of Brutality in Sport
    Contrast and Continuity
    The Enduring Martial Traditions
    Religious and Intellectual Opposition to Martial Sports
    Similarities and Differences Between Eastern and Western Sport
    Global Continuities and Contrasts

    Chapter 5. The Expansion of the West and the Birth of the Modern World
    The Birth of the “Modern World”
    The Renaissance, Neoclassical Revivals of Sport, and the “Nature of Man”
    The Emergence of “Modern” Debates on Human Nature
    The Protestant Reformation and Sport, Physical Education, and the Body
    The Scientific Revolution and Modern Attitudes Toward Sport, Physical Education, and the Body

    Chapter 6. Great Britain and the Birth of Modern Sport
    Sport as a Critical Modern Institution
    The Rationalization of Ethics Under Utilitarianism
    Rationalization and Gambling
    Games for the Common Folk
    The Rationalization of Fair Play

    Chapter 7. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
    The Emergence of Modern Sport
    Liberty, Equality, and Morality
    The Role of Fraternity in Modern Sport
    Fraternity, Partisanship, and Spectatorship
    Fraternity, Partisanship, and Commercialism

    Chapter 8. Games and Empires
    The Paradoxical Power of Sport
    Conquest, Colonialism, and the Spread of Western Sport
    Sport in Its Best Light
    The Subaltern Dilemma
    Sport as a Revolutionary Force
    Sport, Colonialism, and American Imperialism

    Chapter 9. The Rise of International Sportsworlds
    Reviving the Olympic Games
    Olympic Growing Pains
    Social Exclusion and Other Harsh Realities of the Early Olympics
    The Globalization of Modern Sport
    Sport in Black and White and Technicolor
    The Ethics of Commercialism

    Chapter 10. The West and the Rest
    Traditional and Indigenous Sport in an Age of Modernity
    Western Appropriations of Eastern Muses
    The Effectiveness of Folk Psychology and Folk Medicine
    Encounters With the “Other”
    Holistic Kinesiology
    The Emergence of Countercultural Movement Practices

    Chapter 11. The Golden Age of Modern Sport
    Cold War Sport
    Modern Science and Sport
    The Ethics of Performance Enhancement
    Breaking Gender Barriers
    Beyond the Gender Binary
    The Cold War and the Politics of Race in American Sport
    The Global Dimensions of Race and Sport
    Sport in Living Color

    Chapter 12. Snapshots From Our Times
    Do Global Connections Create Global Identities?
    Global Consumer Culture
    The Emergence of New Global Forms
    R. Scott Kretchmar, PhD, is a professor emeritus of exercise and sport science at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Kretchmar, a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), is the recipient of its Hetherington Award. He is a former president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and previously served as editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. He has been named an Alliance Scholar by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) and a Distinguished Scholar by the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE).

    Mark Dyreson, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology and an affiliate professor of history at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Dyreson currently serves on the executive committee of the Penn State Center for the Study of Sports in Society. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), a former president of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), a special projects editor for the International Journal of the History of Sport, and the coeditor of the Sport in the Global Society: Historical Perspectives book series (Routledge Press).

    Matthew P. Llewellyn, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology at California State University at Fullerton and is codirector of the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research. Llewellyn earned a PhD in historical and philosophical aspects of sport and physical activity at Pennsylvania State University. He is the current editor of the Journal of Olympic Studies and is the author of four books and over 30 scholarly articles on the history of sport and physical activity.

    John Gleaves, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology at California State University at Fullerton. Gleaves served as codirector of the International Network of Doping Research and is a codirector and cofounder of the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research. He is also the associate editor for Performance Enhancement and Health and the Journal of Olympic Studies. His research and teaching focus on applied ethics and cultural history related to sport, physical activity, and society. Gleaves’ research has won several awards, including a Brocher Foundation fellowship.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes a detailed plan for how to use the online student exercises and study questions, semester-long class projects, potential responses to discussion questions, and sample discussion or assignment prompts.

    Test package. Contains questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition, this includes 38 student exercises, study questions with references to sections in the chapter where the answers can be found, and lists of recommended films, websites, and readings.

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