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Diffusion des sports et impérialisme anglo-saxon : De l'histoire événementielle

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ISBN: 9782735116621 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.1035 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Sports Science
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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Si le système sportif, qui est né en Angleterre au xixe siècle, a constitué une rupture radicale avec les pratiques athlétiques antérieures, sa diffusion aux quatre coins de la planète par l'intermédiaire de l'impérialisme anglo-saxon a fortement contribué à façonner le monde dans lequel nous vivons. Quelle est cette chose dont l'impérialisme anglo-saxon faisait tant de cas ? De quelles valeurs de « civilisation », de quels codes moraux était-elle porteuse ? Quel accueil a-t-elle reçu dans les pays qui subissaient la présence coloniale ? C'est à cet examen essentiel que nous invite le présent ouvrage pour apprécier les raisons des éventuels rejets, des réappropriations plus ou moins radicales, et plus généralement des engouements extraordinaires auxquels a donné lieu l'apparition du phénomène sportif dans des milieux culturels très différents de celui d'origine. Dans cette perspective, les apports respectifs de l'histoire événementielle et de l'anthropologie sont confrontés et discutés.

Sports Materials

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ISBN: 9783039281626 9783039281633 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-163-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Advances in materials are crucial to the development of sports equipment, from tennis rackets to skis to running shoes. Materials-driven improvements in equipment have helped athletes perform better, while enhancing safety and making sport more accessible and enjoyable. This book brings together a collection of 10 papers on the topic of sports materials, as published in a Special Issue of Applied Sciences. The papers within this book cover a range of sports, including golf, tennis, table tennis and baseball. State-of-the-art engineering techniques, such as finite element modelling, impact testing and full-field strain measurement, are applied to help further our understanding of sports equipment mechanics and the role of materials, with a view to improving performance, enhancing safety and facilitating informed regulatory decision making. The book also includes papers that describe emerging and novel materials, including auxetic materials with their negative Poisson’s ratio (fattening when stretched) and knits made of bamboo charcoal. This collection of papers should serve as a useful resource for sports engineers working in both academia and industry, as well as engineering students who are interested in sports equipment and materials.

Sport, Spirituality, and Religion: New Intersections

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ISBN: 9783039218301 9783039218318 Year: Pages: 124 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-831-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Botany
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The research studies included in this Special Issue highlight the fundamental contribution of the knowledge of environmental history to conscious and efficient environment conservation and management. The long-term perspective of the dynamics that govern the human–climate ecosystem is becoming one of the main focuses of interest in biological and earth system sciences. Multidisciplinary bio-geo-archaeo investigations into the underlying processes of human impact on the landscape are crucial to envisage possible future scenarios of biosphere responses to global warming and biodiversity losses. This Special Issue seeks to engage an interdisciplinary dialog on the dynamic interactions between nature and society, focusing on long-term environmental data as an essential tool for better-informed landscape management decisions to achieve an equilibrium between conservation and sustainable resource exploitation.

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