The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective (Google eBook)
Robert R. Sands, Linda R. Sands
Lexington Books, Oct 11, 2010 - Social Science - 366 pages
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 Movement, provides a scope that offers a critical and discerning perspective on the complex calculus involving human biological and cultural variation that produces human movement and performance. Each chapter of this compelling collection resonates with the theme of a tightly woven relationship of biology and culture, of evolutionary implications and contemporary biological and cultural expression.
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Chapter 2 Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man
The Evolution of Play in Humans and Other Animals
THE PRECURSOR TO SPORT
Chapter 4 Endurance Predator
Chapter 5 Thermoregulation and Hydrating Strategies in Human Evolution
Running into the Pleistocene
The Shared Origins of Humanity and Why We Are Different
Where is the Scientific Evidence?
Part 4 PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE
The Original Cross Trainer
The Physiology of Strain and Exercise Intensity c 18501920
On Ineptness and a SkillShaped Body
Reducing ExerciseInduced Pain Sensations Using Gene Transfer
Part 3 CULTURE GENES RACE AND PERFORMANCE
A Historical and Anthropological Perspective
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