Sport A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Psychology

Jay Schulkin, “Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective”
Michael Kimmel, Amy Aronson, “The Gendered Society Reader, 6th Edition”
John Taylor, Ira Somers, “Pocket Guide for Young Men without Fathers: Important Life Lessons”
Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations & Inspirations for Writers by Bryan Robinson
Broken: A traumatised girl. Her troubled brother. Their shocking secret. by Rosie Lewis

Jay Schulkin, “Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective”

English | ISBN: 0231176767 | 2018 | 256 pages | PDF | 16 MB

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s professional athletes, from adult pickup soccer games to children’s gymnastics classes, people at all levels of ability at all times and in all places have engaged in sport. What drives this phenomenon? In Sport, the neuroscientist Jay Schulkin argues that biology and culture do more than coexist when we play sports-they blend together seamlessly, propelling each other toward greater physical and intellectual achievement. To support this claim, Schulkin discusses history, literature, and art-and engages philosophical inquiry and recent behavioral research. He connects sport’s basic neural requirements, including spatial and temporal awareness, inference, memory, agency, direction, competitive spirit, and endurance, to the demands of other human activities. He affirms sport’s natural role as a creative evolutionary catalyst, turning the external play of sports inward and bringing insight to the diversion that defines our species. Sport, we learn, is a fundamental part of human life.

Michael Kimmel, Amy Aronson, “The Gendered Society Reader, 6th Edition”

2016 | ISBN-10: 0190260378 | 552 pages | PDF scan | 89 MB

In The Gendered Society Reader, Sixth Edition, coeditors Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson pull together an array of dynamic voices–both male and female, classic and contemporary–to examine various interpretations of gender. These lively, in-depth readings explore gender discourse over a wide range of disciplines, focusing primarily on two central issues: difference and domination. Carefully balanced to reflect the diversity of its subject, this text addresses provocative and fundamental questions including:
* How are males and females different?
* What do these differences mean?
* How to various cultures and religions interpret gender?
* Why do societies continue to differentiate people on the basis of gender?
* Why is it that almost every known society is based on male domination?
Thoroughly updated with rich and timely material, the sixth edition is the perfect complement to Michael Kimmel’s textbook, The Gendered Society, Sixth Edition
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John Taylor, Ira Somers, “Pocket Guide for Young Men without Fathers: Important Life Lessons”

ISBN: 1510723978 | 2018 | EPUB | 124 pages | 3 MB

Pocket Guide for Young Men Without Fathers is designed to give ten-year-old and up boys without dads self-confidence and teach them what fathers teach their sons. Divided into four main sections―Being a Man, Respecting Yourself, Your Future, and Other Important Lessons―it consists of twenty-eight short, easy-to-read chapters including:
• Walk with Confidence
• Respecting Your Mother and Other Women
• How to Shave
• Table Manners
• The Difference Between a Job and Career
• Saving Money
• Responding to Authority Figures
And much more.
This invaluable guide is full of vital life lessons that aim to keep boys on the right path. It is co-written by an experienced father and inner-city schoolteacher and a professional counselor within the African American community.

Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations & Inspirations for Writers by Bryan Robinson

English | January 8th, 2018 | ISBN: 0738753432 | 432 pages | EPUB | 1.29 MB

Chances are, whether you’re a seasoned author or an aspiring scribe, you’ve grappled with your share of rejection, setbacks, and heartbreak. However, literary agents say the number one key to writing success is perseverance in the face of disappointment.
Daily Writing Resilience provides advice, inspiration, and techniques to help you turn roadblocks into steppingstones. You’ll find tips and support through exercises such as meditation, breath work, yoga, stress management, gratitude, de-cluttering, sleep, exercise, mindful eating, and more. These 365 meditations will help you navigate the ups-and-downs of your writing practice, creating positive habits that will guide you toward the success and fulfillment that you’ve been seeking.

Broken: A traumatised girl. Her troubled brother. Their shocking secret. by Rosie Lewis

English | December 28th, 2017 | ASIN: B073Z6J3NM, ISBN: 0008267227, 0008242801 | 321 pages | EPUB | 3.04 MB

Nine-year-old Archie and his five-year-old sister, Bobbi, are taken into emergency police protective custody after an incident of domestic violence at their family home.
Rosie collects the children from their out-of-hours foster carer on New Year’s Day and instantly recognises Archie from a domestic violence workshop she helped with. Rosie remembers that when asked what he enjoyed most about the course, Archie said: ‘the biscuits’.
Social workers are concerned that Archie and Bobbi have been neglected. As Rosie gets to know the children, she begins to suspect that something far more disturbing lies in their past.
Archie, jovial and polite, bats away Rosie’s attempts to talk to him about anything serious with witty one-liners and sophisticated distractions. Bobbi reacts violently, lashing out and throwing herself around. Rosie has never seen a child as young a Bobbi behaving so viciously, but it is Archie she is most concerned about as the weeks go by.
After a worrying incident at school, Archie tearfully discloses the truth – a shocking secret that has left him and his sister traumatised. Horrified at what she learns, Rosie is determined to help the young siblings find a forever-home that will provide them with the love and care they deserve.

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