This custom ebook includes chapters from History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity. It has been specifically designed for students taking the course Introduction to Perspectives in Physical Activity (KIN 278) at California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispo.
AudienceCustom ebook for students taking the course Introduction to Perspectives in Physical Activity (KIN 278) at California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispo.
Introduction: History, Philosophy, and Kinesiology
Bodies, Brains, and Cultures: Human Origins and the Riddles of Why People Run
The Transition From Endurance Predators to Farmers: The Birth of “Civilizations”
Ancient Greece and the Shape of Modern Sport and Physical Education: The Power of the Past in the Present and Future
Continuity and Change in Physical Cultures: From the Maturation and Decline of Classical Civilizations to the Middle Ages
The Expansion of the West and the Birth of the Modern World: Global Transformations of Physical Cultures
Great Britain and the Birth of Modern Sport: Economic, Political, Social, and Cultural Revolutions
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: The Development of Modern Sport
Games and Empires: Western Hegemony and Resistance to It
R. Scott Kretchmar, PhD, is a professor emeritus of exercise and sport science at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Kretchmar, a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, is a former president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport and previously served as editor of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport. He has been named an Alliance Scholar by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) and a Distinguished Scholar by the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE).
Mark Dyreson, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology and an affiliate professor of history at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Also a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, he is a former president of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), an academic editor for the International Journal of the History of Sport, and the coeditor of the Sport in the Global Society: Historical Perspectives book series (Routledge Press).
Matthew P. Llewellyn, PhD, is an associate professor of kinesiology at California State University–Fullerton and codirector of the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research. Llewellyn earned a PhD in historical and philosophical aspects of sport and physical activity at Pennsylvania State University. He is the current associate editor of the Journal of Sport History and the author of four books and over 30 scholarly articles on the history of sport and physical activity.
John Gleaves, PhD, is an associate professor of kinesiology at California State University–Fullerton. Gleaves is the codirector of both the International Network of Doping Research and the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research. He is also the associate editor for the journal Performance Enhancement and Health. His research and teaching focus on applied ethics and cultural history related to sport, physical activity, and society. Gleaves’ research has won several awards, including a Brocher Foundation fellowship.