The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement: A Biocultural Perspective (Paperback)

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By Robert R. Sands (Editor), Linda R. Sands (Editor), Jon Entine (Contribution by)
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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.

About the Author

Robert R. Sands is a consultant for the Department of Defense for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture programs. Linda R. Sands is a wildlife biologist and project scientist with CH2M HILL.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780739129401
ISBN-10: 0739129406
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: April 26th, 2012
Pages: 366
Language: English
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