History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education with PowerWeb : Health and Human Performance

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-08-24
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This lively text helps students understand how play, games, sport, and physical education evolved in western civilization. Using several interpretive frameworks, students explore topics such as the mind/body relationship, urbanization, industrialization, modernization, impact of technology, and politics, and their effect on sport and physical education throughout history. New texts now come packaged with PowerWeb: Health & Human Performance!

Table of Contents

Section 1 Ancient Civilizations

1 History and Philosophy in Sport and Physical Education 2 Sumer, Egypt, and China

3 Greece

4 Rome

Section 2 From the Spiritual World to the Secular World: Changing Concepts of the Body

5 Philosophy, Sport, and Physical Education During the Middle Ages 900-1400

6 The Renaissance and the Reformation

7 The Age of Science and the Enlightenment

8 Philosophical Positions of the Body and the Development of Physical Education: Contributions of the Germans, Swedes and Danes in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Section 3 The Theoretical and Professional Development of American Physical Education

9 Science, Medicine, and the Concept of Health: The Theoretical and Professional Development of Physical Education, 1885-1930

10 Toward the Reform of Physical Education: 1900-1939

Section 4 Historical and Philosophical Development of Sport in America

11 Sport in the Colonial Period

12 Changing Concepts of the Body: Sport and Play in Nineteenth-Century America

13 Sport in the Twentieth Century

Section 5 Modern Olympic Games

14 A Selected Political and Social History of the Modern Olympic Games, 1896-1936

15 A Selected Political and Social History of the Modern Olympic Games, 1948-1968

16 A Selected Political and Social History of the Modern Olympic Games, 1972-2000

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