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The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement : a Biocultural Perspective

The evolution of the human species has always been closely tied to the relationship between biology and culture, and the human condition is rooted in this fascinating intersection. Sport, games, and competition serve as a nexus for humanity's innate fixation on movement and social activity, and these activities have served throughout history to encourage the proliferation of human culture for any number of exclusive or inclusive motivations: money, fame, health, spirituality, or social and cultural solidarity. The study of anthropology, as presented in Anthropology of Sport and Human Movemen
eBook, English, ©2010
Lexington Books, Lanham, Md., ©2010
1 online resource (xi, 353 pages) : illustrations
9780739149416, 9781282966932, 9786612966934, 0739149415, 1282966936, 6612966939
Anthropology revisits sport through human movement / Robert S. Sands
Impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man / Clifford Geertz
From landscapes to playscapes : the evolution of play in humans and other animals / Kerrie P. Lewis
Endurance predator / Bernd Heinrich
Thermoregulation and hydrating strategies in human evolution / Timothy Noakes
Homo cursor : running into the Pleistocene / Robert R. Sands
Traditional and modern running culture among the Kalenjin of Kenya : a historical and anthropological perspective / Dirk Lund Christensen, Søren Damkjaer
Black like me : the shared origins of humanity and why we are different / Jon Entine
"White" men can't run : where is the scientific evidence? / Yannis P. Pitsiladis [and others]
The Paleolithic athlete : the original cross trainer / Loren Cordain, Joe Friel
When pain = strain = no gain : the "physiology of strain" and exercise intensity, c.1850-1920 / Peter G. Mewett
Throwing like a Brazilian : on ineptness and a skill-shaped body / Greg Downey
The DREAM gene for the posthuman athlete : reducing exercise-induced pain sensations using gene transfer / Andy Miah