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Author Woodward, Kath.

Title Sporting times / Kath Woodward
Published [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Pivot, 2012
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Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Palgrave Studies in the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Contents Out of the Blocks: Starting Times -- Time and Motion: Methodologies and Methods -- Memories -- Measuring Time: Recording Time -- Future Times -- Changing Times: Changing Time
Summary Sport is all about time -the pressure of time, timing, 'extra time', but whilst records are kept and histories written, there is little engagement with what time is or how and why it matters so much in sport. Uniquely written in 'real time', against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics, this book examines the idea of 'time' in sport, using time as a conceptual lens to explore movement, bodies, memory, disability, gender, sports reporting, technology and the role of the past and the future in sport as well as more obvious aspects such as determining the length of a match and measuring and setting records. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, during the London Olympics, this book advances time and temporality as key features of sport in order to contribute to wider debates about time and mobilities, proving that we all live in sporting times
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Subject Sports -- Philosophy.
Sports -- Sociological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137275367 (electronic bk.)
9781137275363 (electronic bk.)