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Chuck taylor, all star, commemorative : the true story of the man behind the most famous athletic shoe in history.

Aamidor, Abraham.
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(2017)  | 9780253030061 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 202pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
AUD 37.95 (inc. GST), AUD 34.50 (ex. GST),
In 1921, Converse hired 20-year-old Chuck Taylor as a salesman, sparking anearly 50-year career that defined the Converse All Star basketball shoe.Although his name is on the label of the legendary All Stars, which have beenworn by hundreds of millions, little is known about the man behind the name....

Nfl glory : an inside look at thcb.

STEWART, Wayne.
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(2017)  | 9781442274235 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 238pp
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
The 1950s and 60s was a golden age for professional football. It was perhaps the toughest and roughest era for the sport, before rules were created to better protect the players, but it was also a time when legends were born. To many football fans this era remains the Glory Years of the NFL, when the...

Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater

Morinaga, Maki.
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(2017)  | 9780295742755 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 49.95 (inc. GST), AUD 45.41 (ex. GST),
Kabuki is well known for its exaggerated acting, flamboyant costumes and makeup,and unnatural storylines. The onnagata, usually male actors who perform theroles of women, have been an important aspect of kabuki since its beginnings inthe 17th century. In a “labyrinth” of gendering, the practice...

Women in sports : breaking barriers, facing obstacles.

Braddock, Jomills H. Milner, Adrienne N.
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(2017)  | 9781440851247 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 516pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2017
AUD 266.95 (inc. GST), AUD 242.68 (ex. GST),
Women are continuing to break barriers in all aspects of sports, and a growing number of people are beginning to recognize sex disparities in sports as a social problem. Additionally, women's inclusion and exclusion in sportsand their equitable and inequitable treatment on the playing fieldhave large-scale...

Running for my life : on the extreme road with adventure runner ray zahab.

Zahab, Ray.
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(2017)  | 9781897178447 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 239pp
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In Ray Zahab's world, a comfortable jog is thirty kilometers, a serious marathon is two hundred kilometers in extreme conditions, and an honest test of a man's endurance is running through the Sahara Desert-all of it.Zahab, a thirty-eight-year-old reformed pack-a-day smoker from Chelsea, Quebec, successfully...

Mental Practice in Sport : Twenty Case Studies.

Blumenstein, Boris. Orbach, Iris.
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(2017)  | 9781621003243 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 140pp
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This book is comprised of seven chapters which centre upon psychological skills training (PST) for various sports and athletes. The authors' past experience in working with sportsmen and sportswomen emphasises the importance of psychological support for athletic performance enhancement and brings together...

Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics

Pieroth, Doris Hinson.
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(2017)  | 9780295997414 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 147.95 (inc. GST), AUD 134.50 (ex. GST),
The 1932 Olympic games took place in Los Angeles in the depths of the GreatDepression; that they were held at all falls barely short of miraculous. TheUnited States sent thirty-seven women to compete—seventeen swimmers, seventeentrack and field athletes, and three fencers. It was not easy, and far...

Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990

Jayakumar, Shashi. Urcan, Olimpiu G.
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(2017)  | 9789814733212 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | Annotated,  | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 14/8/2017
AUD 133.95 (inc. GST), AUD 121.77 (ex. GST),
This book is the definitive volume on the history of chess in Singapore.Covering the period 1945-1990, it covers the post-war emergence of a truly'local' chess scene out of the colonial period, then taking the story up to themodern era. Contained within these pages are tributes to the modern foundingfathers...

Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990

Jayakumar, Shashi. Urcan, Olimpiu G.
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(2017)  | 9789814733229 | World Scientific Publishing Co | pbk. | Annotated,  | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 14/8/2017
AUD 72.95 (inc. GST), AUD 66.32 (ex. GST),
This book is the definitive volume on the history of chess in Singapore.Covering the period 1945-1990, it covers the post-war emergence of a truly'local' chess scene out of the colonial period, then taking the story up to themodern era. Contained within these pages are tributes to the modern foundingfathers...

Contemporary sport psychology.

Schinke, Robert.
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(2017)  | 9781608761500 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 304pp
AUD 141.95 (inc. GST), AUD 129.05 (ex. GST),
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This book captures the contributions of world-wide experts, based upon earlier special editions of a peer reviewed sport psychology journal titled Athletic Insight. Most often sport psychology books either contain similar chapters across books pertaining to theoretical concepts or applied practices....

Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960

Navitski, Rielle. Poppe, Nicolas. , Navitski, Rielle. Poppe, Nicolas.
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(2017)  | 9780253025722 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 390pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America examines how cinema forged culturalconnections between Latin American publics and film-exporting nations in thefirst half of the twentieth century. Predating today’s transnational mediaindustries by several decades, these connections were defined by active...

Why Harry Met Sally: Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian Power, and the Rhetoric of Modern Love

Moss, Joshua Louis.
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(2017)  | 9781477312834 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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From immigrant ghetto love stories such as The Cohens and the Kellys (1926),through romantic comedies including Meet the Parents (2000) and Knocked Up(2007), to television series such as Transparent (2014–), Jewish-Christiancouplings have been a staple of popular culture for over a century. In thesepairings,...

The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway

Zizek, Slavoj. Wieczorek, Marek.
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(2017)  | 9780295741857 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 56pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime is first of all the detailed reading of DavidLynch’s The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis.Lynch’s unique universe of the “ridiculous sublime” is interpreted as asimultaneous playful staging and traversing of the fundamental ideologicalfantasies...

Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America, 1896-1960

Navitski, Rielle. Poppe, Nicolas. , Navitski, Rielle. Poppe, Nicolas.
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(2017)  | 9780253026460 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 390pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
AUD 61.95 (inc. GST), AUD 56.32 (ex. GST),
Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America examines how cinema forged culturalconnections between Latin American publics and film-exporting nations in thefirst half of the twentieth century. Predating today’s transnational mediaindustries by several decades, these connections were defined by active...

War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945

Puckett, Kent.
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(2017)  | 9780823275748 | Fordham University Press | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 7/8/2017
AUD 205.95 (inc. GST), AUD 187.23 (ex. GST),
In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how Britishfilmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime throughfilm. The Second World War posed unique representational challenges toBritain’s filmmakers. Because of its logistical enormity, the unprecedentedscope...

Why Harry Met Sally: Subversive Jewishness, Anglo-Christian Power, and the Rhetoric of Modern Love

Moss, Joshua Louis.
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(2017)  | 9781477312827 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 7/8/2017
AUD 147.95 (inc. GST), AUD 134.50 (ex. GST),
From immigrant ghetto love stories such as The Cohens and the Kellys (1926),through romantic comedies including Meet the Parents (2000) and Knocked Up(2007), to television series such as Transparent (2014–), Jewish-Christiancouplings have been a staple of popular culture for over a century. In thesepairings,...

World Book of Swimming : From Science to Performance.

Seifert, Ludovic. Chollet, Didier.
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(2017)  | 9781614707417 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 2/7/2017
AUD 159.95 (inc. GST), AUD 145.41 (ex. GST),
Before 1970, scientific research in swimming was poor and anecdotal, and the improvements of performance were linked firstly to the swimmer's experience and, secondly, as a result of permanent research for speed. Before and after the Second World War, scientific studies were conducted by pioneers and...

Christopher lee film encyclopecb.

POHLE, Hart Pohle Bal.
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(2017)  | 9780810892699 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 414pp
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In a career that spanned eight decades, Christopher Lee (1922-2015) appeared in more than 200 roles for film and television. Though he is best known for his portrayal of Dracula in films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s--as well as his appearances in the Lord of the Rings trilogy--Lee also appeared in many...

The Bressonians: French Cinema and the Culture of Authorship

Morari, Codruţa.
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(2017)  | 9781785335716 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
AUD 167.95 (inc. GST), AUD 152.68 (ex. GST),
How should we understand film authorship in an era when the idea of the solitaryand sovereign auteur has come under attack, with critics proclaiming the deathof the author and the end of cinema? The Bressonians provides an answer in theform of a strikingly original study of Bresson and his influence...

Race in american film : voices and visions that shaped a nation.

Bernardi, Daniel L. Green, Michael S. Green, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9780313398391 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 1024pp | Availability last checked: 2/7/2017
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Hollywood has always reflected current American cultural norms and ideas. As such, film provides a window into attitudes about race and ethnicity over the last century. This comprehensive set provides information on hundreds of films chosen based on scholarly consensus of their importance regarding...

Race in american film : voices and visions that shaped a nation.

Bernardi, Daniel. Green, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781440845864 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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Race in american film : voices and visions that shaped a nation.

Bernardi, Daniel. Green, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781440845857 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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Race in american film : voices and visions that shaped a nation.

Bernardi, Daniel. Green, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781440845871 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 3/5/2017
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Jamaica, the land of film.

Polack, Peter.
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(2017)  | 9781443889919 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 230pp | Availability last checked: 2/7/2017
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"If Jamaica were an actor she would have appeared in more than one hundred and forty-one films. The list of movies where the name Jamaica plays a prominent part is probably closer to two hundred.This book chronicles over one hundred years of international film making in Jamaica from 1910, and provides...

Double shakespeares : emotional.

MAZER, Cary M.
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(2017)  | 9781611478457 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 200pp
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Double Shakespeares examines contemporary performances of Shakespeare plays that employ the "emotional realist" traditions of acting that were codified by Stanislavski over a century ago. These performances recognize the inescapable doubleness of realism: that the actor may aspire to be the character...

Hbo's girls and the awkward politics of gender, race, and privilege.

Mitchell, Jennifer. Shaw, Marc Edward. Watson, Elwood.
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(2017)  | 9781498522991 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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HBO's Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege is a collection of essays that examines the HBO program Girls. Since its premiere in 2012, the series has garnered the attention of individuals from various walks of life. The show has been described in many terms: insightful, out-of-touch,...

Sport and religion in the twenty-first century.

Schultz, Brad. Sheffer, Mary Lou.
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(2017)  | 9781498530569 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book examines the relationship between sport and religion with regard to twenty-first century topics such as race, fandom, education, and culture. The contributors provide new insights into the people, movements, and events that define the complex relationship between sport and religion around...

Hollyweird science: the next generation : from spaceships to microchips.

Cass, Stephen. Grazier, Kevin R.
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(2017)  | 9783319542133 | Springer | pbk. | book | xv, 420pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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Informative, entertaining and upbeat, this book continues Grazier and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated—first by the authors and subsequently by...

A New History of Yachting

Bender, Mike.
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(2017)  | 9781783271337 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 464pp | Availability last checked: 13/7/2017
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This book, by a leading expert in the field, is the first major history ofyachting for over a quarter of a century. Setting developments within political,social and economic changes, the book tells the story of yachting fromElizabethan times to the present day: the first uses of yachts, by monarchs,especially...

Neo-islamic culture's influence on recent turkish media.

Avci, Artun. Cetrez, Onver. Kotaman, Asli.
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(2017)  | 9781443885430 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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"The volume looks at the relation between contemporary Turkish film and television discourses and religion, in relation to the traditions and rituals of Islam, the representation of Muslim women, and subsequent changes in narratives and characters. It employs differing approaches to the relationships...

Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil

Navitski, Rielle.
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(2017)  | 9780822369639 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 344pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
AUD 165.95 (inc. GST), AUD 150.86 (ex. GST),
In Public Spectacles of Violence Rielle Navitski examines the proliferation ofcinematic and photographic images of criminality, bodily injury, andtechnological catastrophe in early twentieth-century Mexico and Brazil, whichwere among Latin America’s most industrialized nations and later developedtwo...

Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil

Navitski, Rielle.
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(2017)  | 9780822369752 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 344pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (ex. GST),
In Public Spectacles of Violence Rielle Navitski examines the proliferation ofcinematic and photographic images of criminality, bodily injury, andtechnological catastrophe in early twentieth-century Mexico and Brazil, whichwere among Latin America’s most industrialized nations and later developedtwo...

 

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