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History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education : From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education : From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072973020

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2006
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History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education : From Ancient Civilizations to the Modern World - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072973020

Robert A. Mechikoff and Steven G Estes

ISBN13: 978-0072973020
ISBN10: 0072973021
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This engaging and informative text will hold the attention of students and scholars as they take a journey through time to understand the role that history and philosophy have played in shaping the course of sport and physical education in Western and selected non-Western civilizations.

Using appropriate theoretical and interpretive frameworks, students will investigate topics such as the historical relationship between mind and body; what philosophers and intellectuals have said about the body as a source of knowledge; educational philosophy and the value of physical education and/or sport; philosophical positions that have impacted the historical development of sport and physical education; the history of women in sport and physical education; the role and scope of sport and physical education in Ancient Greece and Rome; the Ancient Olympic Games; the relationship between sport and religion in ancient and modern times; the theoretical and professional development of physical education; the rise of sport in modern America; the history and politics of the modern Olympic Games; and the contributions of men, women, and social movements to the development of sport and physical education from ancient times to the modern era.

Table of Contents

Section I Ancient Civilizations

1. History and Philosophy in Sport and Physical Education
2. Sumer, Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica
3. Greece
4. Rome

Section II 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: 1300-1600
7. The Age of Science and the Enlightenment: 1560-1789
8. Philosophical Positions of the Body and the Development of Physical Education: Contributions of the Germans, Swedes, and Danes in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Section III The Theoretical and Professional Development of American Physical Education

9. The Impact of Science and the Concepts of Health on the Theoretical and Professional Development of American Physical Education, 1885-1930
10. The Transformation of Physical Education: 1900-1939

Section IV Historical and Philosophical Development of Sport in America

11. Sport in the Colonial Period
12. Changing Concepts of the Body: An Overview of Sport and Play in Nineteenth-Century America
13. Sport in the Twentieth Century

Section V A Social and Political History of the Modern Olympic Games

14. Pioneers and Progress: 1896-1936
15. The Cold War Olympics: 1948-1988
16. After the Cold War: 1992-2004

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