Sports & Recreation - Sociology Of Sports

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What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Wa...

Scott Carney

What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans wit...

Published: Dec 2018

Sport. Faith. Life. (Calvin Shorts)

Brian R. Bolt

Sport is something we do, an experience that is hard to describe because it captures our whole selves. Sport draws us in and brings us back, day after day, season after season. We love to play--and yes, to win. Sport can train us, edu...

Published: Sep 2018

The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divid...

Howard Bryant

Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today's Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning of American patriotismNamed a best book of 2018 by Library JournalIt used to be that politics and spo...

Published: Jan 2019

The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fi...

Jonathan Gottschall

An English professor starts training in mixed martial arts, exploring the science and history behind the violence of men  When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym opens across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challen...

Published: Mar 2016

Is There Life After Football?: Surviv...

James A. Holstein

Is There Life After Football? draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives playing the sport and after their football days are over. The "bubble"-like conditions of privilege that NF...

Published: Aug 2016

Until It Hurts: America's Obsession w...

Mark Hyman

Every year, more than 3.5 million children under age fifteen require medical treatment for sports injuries, nearly half of which are the result of simple overuse. Journalist Mark Hyman investigates the evolution of youth sports from m...

Published: Mar 2010

Indentured: The Battle to End the Exp...

Joe Nocera

 “How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won’t anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American va...

Published: Feb 2018

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Mak...

Mina Samuels

Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women—how the confidence and strength that it helps to build spills over into all of our experiences, making us stronger and better prepared for life’s...

Published: May 2011

We Matter: Athletes and Activism

Etan Thomas

"Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas."--New York Times"In his new book, We Matter: Athletes and Activism, Thomas tirelessly interviews a range of people from NBA icons to the families of crime victims to illustrate the importance...

Published: Feb 2018

Ordinary Games: Miraculous Moments in...

Kirk Westphal

A young boy nearly paralyzed in a car accident runs for the first time in his life during a baseball game. A refugee family from despoiled East Africa plays soccer in my suburban backyard on Thanksgiving Day. A group of college boys i...

Published: Jun 2015
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