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1.1576 Baseball as Art: The Importance of Color.
This paper looks at baseball as an art form. The struggle of the colored player to be part of the mainstream baseball league is studied. African-American baseball players' real experiences are also looked at. 4 pgs. 5 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 1576 Baseball Art.doc
2.1810 Hockey and Canadian Identity: The Media and Politics of Sports.
This paper will first consider the history of the relation between media and sports culture. Then the paper will examine the more recent changes in media corporations, where large media conglomerations now manage sports teams, and the impact these control systems have on the National Hockey League. In conclusion, this paper will re-draw attention to the exclusive nature of hickey as "culture," and indicate possible changes in media representations which might elaborate Canadian notions of identity, and culture. 7 pgs. 15 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 1810 Politics of Sport.doc
3.2325 The History of Steeplechase Racing in England.
While it can be argued that the gambling and the racing are inextricably linked, this paper will argue that horse racing, especially professional steeplechasing, has made a distinct move away from its roots as a sport. Looking at the historical development and geographic expansion of steeplechase in England, it will be clear in the final analysis that modern steeplechase is a far cry from its origins, which were closely linked to a horse's prowess in 'the hunt'. Its declining popularity with the masses especially relative to point-to-point amateur racing suggest that its attempt to modernize has not been successful and spectators and speculators alike are all eager to get back in touch with real racing. What the future holds for professional steeplechase racing in Britain is thus a matter of speculation; but consistent with the wagering nature of the sport, this paper will close with the bid that it has passed its prime. 10 pgs. 19 f/c. 9b.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 2325 History Steeplechase Racing.doc
4.2773 Spas, Health and Fitness Resorts & Fitness Resorts & Fitness and Health Clubs.
This paper looks at the history of spas, provides examples of the different types of downtown fitness and health clubs, covers the different programs at health a fitness resorts, outlines the types of therapy available, explains spa terminology and the different types of spa treatments. Selected fitness resorts/spas in Ontario, Canada, California, Florida and the Caribbean are described. Particular health clubs in Toronto are also discussed in terms of their history, location, and economic and social impact on the community. The future of the spas, fitness and health resorts and clubs in Canada and abroad is then addressed. An extensive bibliography is attached. 21 pgs. 24 f/c. 26b.
Bibliography: 26 source(s) listed
Filename: 2773 Spas Fitness Resorts.doc
5.7617 Turf grass (Sod vs astro turf on an athletic field).
This is a 11-page comparison of astrograss and sod grass in athletic fields identifying their compatibility in terms of cost, maintenance and athletic needs. It contains 10 sources in APA format with an outline and abstract. 11 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Bibliography: 10 source(s) listed
Filename: 7617 Turf Grass Sod.doc
6.7727 Freedom of choice in contemporary culture has created a true ethos of the term, 'sport for all', To what extent would you agree?
This 12-page paper illustrates the cultural and social aspect of how sport affects the population. The mixtures of religion and politics plays a major role within the way the spectator follows his sport, and argues whether the term Sport for all is a true measure of contemporary cultural freedom. 12 pgs. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Bibliography: 12 source(s) listed
Filename: 7727 Freedom of choice.doc
7.4465 Anna Kournikova loses games but makes money ~ Society Standards?
This is a 4-page paper that states the sociology of sports and the standards maintained within the game. Women like Anna are making money while losing games is this just a marketing gimmick or a society standard? 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.