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Sport in America: Indiana University

Sport in America: Indiana University

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    This custom ebook includes chapters from Sports in American History, Second Edition, and Contemporary Sport Management, Sixth Edition. It is specifically designed for students taking the course Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (SPH-M333) at Indiana University at Bloomington.


    Custom ebook for students taking the course Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (SPH-M333) at Indiana University at Bloomington.

    Table of Contents

    Historical Aspects of the Sport Business Industry
    Elizabeth A. Gregg, Brenda G. Pitts, and Paul M. Pedersen
    From Contemporary Sport Management, Sixth Edition

    Sport, Heroic Athletes, and Popular Culture, 1920–1950
    From Sports in American History, Second Edition

    Globalized Sport, 1980–2000
    From Sports in American History, Second Edition

    Sport in the Early Twenty-First Century, 2000–2015
    From Sports in American History, Second Edition

    About the Author

    Gerald R. Gems, PhD, is an international scholar and the author and editor of 19 books and more than 200 publications. He is a professor of kinesiology at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He is a past president of the North American Society for Sport History and the current vice president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. He has been the book reviews editor for the Journal of Sport History since 1996. In 2012 he was granted a Fulbright Scholar Award by the U.S. government, and in 2016 he was awarded the Routledge Prize for scholarship.

    Linda J. Borish, PhD, is an associate professor in the history department and the gender and women’s studies department at Western Michigan University.

    Dr. Borish earned her PhD in American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Borish’s publications in sport history, women’s and gender history, and American Jewish history include her work as lead editor of The Routledge History of American Sport (Routledge, 2017), and she has published numerous book chapters, including chapters in Sports in Chicago; Sports and the American Jew; Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics; A Companion to American Sport History; and others. Her scholarly articles have been published in the Journal of Sport History, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, American Jewish History, and others. Borish is executive producer and historian of the 2007 documentary film Jewish Women in American Sport: Settlement Houses to the Olympics, and she is a research associate of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. She has earned various fellowships for her research on women and American sport history. Borish was selected in 2001–2002 as the International Ambassador for the North American Society for Sport History and served on its executive council and publications board. Borish was the book review coeditor on the Journal of Sport History from 1996 through 2000.

    Gertrud Pfister, PhD, is a professor emeritus at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She was president of the International Sport Sociology Society from 2001 to 2007. Pfister was also president of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport from 1993 to 2000 and won the association’s award for lifelong achievements in the area of sport history in 2005.

    Dr. Pfister earned an honorary doctorate from Semmelweis University in Budapest. She is a fellow of the American Academy for Kinesiology and Physical Education and the European College of Sport Science. She earned a PhD in history from the University of Regensburg and in sociology from Ruhr-University Bochum, as well as a second honorary doctorate from Malmo University in Sweden. She was knighted as a recipient of the Ridder Cross by the queen of Denmark for her scholarship, and in 2016 the president of Germany awarded her the Verdienst Cross for her promotion of women's sport.

    Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is a professor of sport management and the director of the sport management program in the School of Public Health at Indiana University at Bloomington (IU). He has worked as a sports writer, sport management consultant, and sport business columnist. Pedersen's primary areas of scholarly interest and research are the symbiotic relationship between sport and communication, and the activities and practices of various sport organization personnel.

    A research fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Pedersen has published eight books (including Handbook of Sport Communication, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management, and Strategic Sport Communication) and over 95 articles in peer-reviewed outlets such as the Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, Sociology of Sport Journal, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and Journal of Sports Economics. He has also been a part of more than 100 refereed presentations at professional conferences and more than 50 invited presentations, including invited addresses in China, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, and South Korea. He has been interviewed and quoted in publications as diverse as the New York Times and China Daily.

    Founder and editor in chief of the International Journal of Sport Communication, he serves on the editorial board of 10 journals. A 2011 inductee into the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame (East High School in Pueblo, Colorado), Pedersen lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two youngest children, Brock and Carlie. Their two oldest children also live in Bloomington and attend IU: Zack is an undergraduate student, and Hallie is a graduate student.

    Lucie Thibault, PhD, is a professor in the department of sport management at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She has taught at Brock since 2002. Thibault has also taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa. In her quarter century of teaching, Thibault has taught courses in organizational theory, organizational behavior, ethics in sport, globalization of sport, and policy and social issues in sport.

    Thibault serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics as well as the European Sport Management Quarterly. She has held the roles of associate editor and editor of the Journal of Sport Management. She is a member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and was named a research fellow of NASSM in 2001. In 2008, Thibault was awarded the Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award from NASSM for her scholarly and leadership contributions to the field.

    Thibault’s research interests lie in the formation, management, and evaluation of cross-sectoral partnerships in sport organizations. She also investigates the role of the Canadian government in sport excellence and sport participation and government involvement in developing sport policy. She has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the world. Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Sport Management, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Human Relations, Leisure Studies, European Sport Management Quarterly, International Journal for Sport Policy and Politics, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

    Thibault resides in the Niagara region of Ontario.