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The Resource Health and Elite Sport : Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?, edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

Health and Elite Sport : Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?, edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

Label
Health and Elite Sport : Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?
Title
Health and Elite Sport
Title remainder
Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical education, the book explores the benefits and detriments of participation in elite sport for both individuals (athletes, coaches, spectators) and communities. Written by a team of leading international sport researchers, the book examines key issues including: Talent identification and young athletes Abuse in sport Positive youth development through sport Athlete health in periods of transition Health, sport and the family Health in professional sport The Olympics, Paralympics and public health Long term effects of participation in elite sport Highlighting the connections and contradictions between high performance sport and health, the book also discusses the clear and important implications for our socio-cultural, political and developmental understanding of sport. Health and Elite Sport is fascinating and important reading for all students and researchers with an interest in youth sport, sports development, sport policy, sports coaching, exercise and health, physical education, the sociology of sport, or the sociology of health
Member of
Dewey number
612.044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baker, Joe
  • Safai, Parissa,
  • Fraser-Thomas, Jessica,
Series statement
Routledge research in sport, culture and society
Series volume
38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Athletes
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Health
Label
Health and Elite Sport : Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?, edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sport and health of the high performance athlete : An introduction to the text / Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Joseph Baker -- -- Part 1: Health and the Developing Elite Athlete -- -- Personal development and performance? Exploring positive youth development in elite sport contexts / Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Leisa Strachan -- Talent identification and development : The impact on athlete health? / Fieke Rongen, Stephen Cobley, Jim McKenna and Kevin Till -- Health and the athletic family / Edward Cope, Stephen Harvey and David Kirk -- Injury risk and long-term effects of injury in elite youth sports / Tanis J. Hastmann and Dennis J. Caine -- -- Part 2: Elite Sport Participation over the Lifecourse -- -- In the name of performance : Threats, belittlement, and degradation / Ashley Stirling and Gretchen Kerr -- Transitional challenges and elite athletes' mental health / Paul Wylleman, Nathalie Rosier and Paul De Knop -- Sport and longevity : Does being an elite athlete result in longer life? / Joseph Baker, Nick Wattie and Srdjan Lemez -- An early grave or the fountain of youth : Sport and the malleability of chronological age / James Gillett, Alison Ross and Amanda Switzer -- -- Part 3: From Self to Society: Select Topics on the Elite Sport-Health Question -- -- 'To thine own self be true' : Sports work, mental illness and the problem of authenticity / Martin Roderick and Ben Gibbons -- Pushing towards excellence : Is Paralympic sport a healthy pursuit? / P. David Howe -- Re-imagining the urban citizen : Leveraging physical cultural legacies / Amanda De Lisio, Inge Derom, and Robert VanWynsberghe -- The Olympic movement, sport and health / Louise Mansfield and Dominic Malcolm
Control code
ocn893630958
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134620012
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315885919
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893630958
Label
Health and Elite Sport : Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?, edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sport and health of the high performance athlete : An introduction to the text / Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Joseph Baker -- -- Part 1: Health and the Developing Elite Athlete -- -- Personal development and performance? Exploring positive youth development in elite sport contexts / Jessica Fraser-Thomas and Leisa Strachan -- Talent identification and development : The impact on athlete health? / Fieke Rongen, Stephen Cobley, Jim McKenna and Kevin Till -- Health and the athletic family / Edward Cope, Stephen Harvey and David Kirk -- Injury risk and long-term effects of injury in elite youth sports / Tanis J. Hastmann and Dennis J. Caine -- -- Part 2: Elite Sport Participation over the Lifecourse -- -- In the name of performance : Threats, belittlement, and degradation / Ashley Stirling and Gretchen Kerr -- Transitional challenges and elite athletes' mental health / Paul Wylleman, Nathalie Rosier and Paul De Knop -- Sport and longevity : Does being an elite athlete result in longer life? / Joseph Baker, Nick Wattie and Srdjan Lemez -- An early grave or the fountain of youth : Sport and the malleability of chronological age / James Gillett, Alison Ross and Amanda Switzer -- -- Part 3: From Self to Society: Select Topics on the Elite Sport-Health Question -- -- 'To thine own self be true' : Sports work, mental illness and the problem of authenticity / Martin Roderick and Ben Gibbons -- Pushing towards excellence : Is Paralympic sport a healthy pursuit? / P. David Howe -- Re-imagining the urban citizen : Leveraging physical cultural legacies / Amanda De Lisio, Inge Derom, and Robert VanWynsberghe -- The Olympic movement, sport and health / Louise Mansfield and Dominic Malcolm
Control code
ocn893630958
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134620012
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315885919
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893630958

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