Academic Papers on Sports & Culture

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This 5 page paper looks at the literature determining why and how schools may benefit from promoting physical activity by undertaking tasks that involve the community. The paper starts by looking at why this is important and how it may be achieved, and then looks at some specific examples of community involvement. The bibliography cites ...

This 6-page paper discusses the ethics behind the choking incident of Carlesimo by Sprewell in 1997. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Gambling, Counterfeiting, Terrorism And Wrestling : 5 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the aforementioned topics as they relate to sports, crime and drugs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Crime in Sports

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper discusses some of the criminal issues that intersect with the sports world. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page essay comparing the structure of youth sports in Japan to the structure of youth sports in the United States, concentrating primarily on the schooling period that equates to middle- and early secondary school in the United States. Japanese students operate on a modified year-round school schedule and the school days are ...

A 5 page essay comparing the professional sports of Japan and the United States. Though almost every Japanese citizen follows their traditional sport of sumo wrestling, the growth of baseball in popularity and following in recent years has led even the Japanese to refer to it as the national sport. Nearly a mirror image ...

A 2 page, creative essay on the various applications of Tae Kwon Do in modern society. The writer reviews several uses of this Korean martial art and discusses some personal experience with its study. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 7 page paper that describes the significant developments in competitive gymnastics in Germany during the 1800s. Of special consideration are the development of schooled gymnastics processes and the participation of Germany in the first Olympiad in 1896. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses the variances in leisure practices between the black and white culture. "This is a cultural variance in the leisure practices between blacks and whites, particularly those blacks and whites who are in different socioeconomic classes. Although not a significant amount of research has been done concerning the variances ...

A 6 page comparative discussion of two cultural sports. The writer discusses history & heritage and compares the different levels of cultural importance played by each sport in the Balinese and American traditions. Overviews of each sport are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Sports Commitment

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper on sport commitment involving the issues of sport enjoyment, involvement alternatives, personal investments, social constraints, and involvement opportunities. Each one of these areas of concern are discussed and defined in order to gain a more thorough understanding of the complex nature of sports psychology which is gaining much recognition. Details provided illustrate ...

A 5 page paper which examines the language of so-called “locker room jokes” in terms of values, assumptions, stereotypes and fears they reflect. Specifically considered are jokes based on gender, race, body image and social class and how the values and assumptions behind these ‘jokes’ translate from sport into everyday life. Bibliography lists ...

Karate

  • 5 page paper

5 pages. Describes the techniques, theory and some background of Karate as well as the way in which it deals with the mind and body as far as self-discipline. Karate in actuality is considered a hard style. It is more linear than circular and it can be very aggressive and devastating to ...

Sports And Heroism

  • 10 page paper

10 pages in length. In the first half of the paper, the writer discusses the concept of sports heroes as it relates to symbolic interactionism, conflict theory and functionalism. The second half addresses the concerns of the sports hero image being a reflection of society. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

This 5 page report discusses two of America’s most famous boxers of all time. Their lives and boxing careers are discussed and various aspects of grammar and style such as metaphor, simile, relative pronouns, and conjunctive adverbs. Comparing Marciano and Tyson serves as an example that allows the writer/reader to understand the ways in which the English language is most ...

This 8 page report discusses the current trends in the construction of professional baseball stadiums. The technology and construction is top of the line high-tech while the theme and the style is a return to classicism. Stadiums such as Camden Yard in Baltimore and Comerica Park in Detroit (with its merry-go-round and Ferris wheel) attempt to make every effort to recreate ...

This 8 page report discusses the martial art of taekwondo. Modern taekwondo is an uniquely Korean martial art that came into being in only the past fifty years. It was most commonly known as “tangsudo” in the late 1940s and then “taesudo” (“smashing-kick fist way”) in the 1950s. In the 1960s, it was renamed “taekwondo” (“tae” = kick, “kwon” ...

The Greek Olympics

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper discussing the nature of the original Olympic Games and their importance to the Greek culture. The Olympic Games after which the modern Games are patterned have come to us as a model reported only in fragments that have been widely scattered and at times contradictory. Though we cannot know ...

This 5 page paper looks at the reasons that individuals may choose to undertake dangerous sports. The theories examined range from the psychological need to find risk in a safe society, through to adrenaline addiction and the role of modern culture and the media. The bibliography sites 4 sources.

A 9 page overview of the game Lacrosse. Traces the game from its origin among the Native Americans to the present day. Details the spiritual meaning of the game to Native Americans as well as its history among the non-Natives in their relations with Natives. Outlines the evolution in gear, rules, and ...

This 5 page paper takes a look at high school athletics and proposes a study to investigate the connection between students who participate in sports and increased self-esteem. Literature is reviewed. Sample study proposal, questionnaire and results are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 20 page paper arguing that integration of the races has improved the quality of the game and positively contributed to the professional development of baseball. The paper looks at conditions immediately following Jackie Robinson's debut with the Dodgers and the firsts achieved by Larry Doby, Henry Thompson, Willard Brown, Buck O'Neil and Ken Williams and others, concluding that ...

(5 pp.) There is no doubt about the power of Martin Scorsese's 1980 film Raging Bull: The film was named the year's best picture by Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, USA Today, the American Film Institute and Premiere Magazine. Robert DeNiro's performance as boxer Jake La Motta won De Niro his second Oscar. ...

This 6 page report discusses the enthusiasm and camaraderie that exists within the hockey community on the part of the most fervent fans. Their support and hope serves as the core of their sports fan community but the fact that the team has had several mediocre to poor years in succession also serves as a tie that binds Vancouver Canucks fans ...

7 pages. This paper is an overview of the history of American football and its relation to football as we know it today. Comparisons are made between players in the first football league to those of today's players, as well as information on salaries, drafts, players' lifestyles, and other intriguing information about the game of football. Bibliography lists ...

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