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Sport Technology : History, Philosophy and Policy - A. Maih

Sport Technology

History, Philosophy and Policy

By: A. Maih (Editor), Simon Bruce Eassom (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2002
ISBN: 9780762308804
Number Of Pages: 457

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This book arrives at a crucial time for the ethical consideration of elite sport. With new innovations in sports equipment, doping methods and human engineering on the horizon, the ethical issues raised by such technology have become noticeably acute. The problematisation of technology in sport has gone largely unnoticed in historical, philosophical and policy studies of sport, until the publication of this volume. Tracing the origins, present contexts and future of sport technology, this volume speaks to a multi-disciplinary audience, developing theory of technology and sport.

Sport Technology: History, Philosophy and Technology provides a foundation for theorising technological issues in sport, building upon themes in cultural studies of the cyborg, otherness and gender. The book begins with an initial contextualising of sport technology, tracing the historical roots of key moments of technological development. Subsequently, chapters work towards theorising technology in sport, providing a socio-philosophical context to ways of understanding technology. From here, applied philosophical and ethical issues focus on the themes of fearing the other, virtual reality in sport, and the use of genetic technology to augment athletic performances.

Editors/Editorial Boardp. xiii
Series Editor's Notep. xv
Guest Editors' Prefacep. xvii
Developing Sport Technology Policy: A Statementp. 1
Theme Section 1: Historical and Socio-Philosophical Questions Concerning Technology in Sport
Innovations: Past to Present
Dudley Allen Sargent and Gustav Zander: Health Machines and the Energized Male-Bodyp. 9
From Snow Shoes to Racing Skis: Skiing As An Example of The Connections Between Sport, Technology, and Societyp. 49
Material Matters: Skateboard Technology and the Politics of Differential Spacep. 79
Theorizing Technology in Sport
Disciplinary Technologies of Sport Performancep. 93
Cyborg Horizons: Sport and the Ethics of Self-Technologizationp. 111
Evaluating Changing Sport Technology: An Ethnocentric Approachp. 135
Sport Technologies: A Moral Viewp. 157
Theme Section 2: Applied Philosophy and Ethics
Fearing the Other
Tumbling Into Gendered Territory: Gynmastics and its Technologiesp. 177
Bride of Frankenstein: Technology and the Consumption of the Female Athletep. 195
Virtual Realities and Sport
All But War is Simulationp. 215
Immersion and Abstraction in Virtual Sportp. 225
Disembodied Sport: Ethical Issues of Virtual Sport, Electronic Games, and Virtual Leisurep. 235
Genetic Technologies and Sport
After Doping, What? The Morality of the Genetic Engineering of Athletesp. 253
Genes, Sports, and Ethics: A Response to Munthe (2000)p. 269
Reply to Miah: Prospects and Tensions in the Meeting of Bioethics and the Philosophy of Sportp. 291
Review Essays
Only Disconnect: John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communicationp. 303
Democratic Technology: Andrew Feenberg, Questioning Technologyp. 309
Your Place or Mine? Andrew Light and Jonathan M. Smith (Eds), Philosophies of Placep. 317
Are We Running Out of Ingenuity? Thomas Homer-Dixon, The Ingenuity Gap: How Can We Solve the Problems of the Futurep. 325
Exploring Computationalism in the Philosophy of Mind: Andy Clark and Josefa Toribio (Eds), Machine Intelligence: Perspectives on the Computational Model / Andy Clark and Josefa Toribio (Eds), Cognitive Architectures in Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of Research Programsp. 331
Renewing a Conversation on Science and Values: Hugh Lacey, Is Science Value Free? Values and Scientific Understandingp. 337
Reviews
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Errol E. Harris, Apocalypse and Paradigm: Science and Everyday Thinkingp. 347
Apocalypse Revisited: Paul Virilio, The Information Bombp. 351
Reagan's Deadly Dollars: Michael Edelstein and William Makofske, Radon's Deadly Daughters: Science, Environmental Policy, and the Politics of Riskp. 355
Rediscovering the Sacred in the Cybernetic: Mark C. Taylor, About Religion: Economies of Faith in Virtual Culturep. 359
Bodies of Knowledge: Christopher Lawrence and Steven Shapin (Eds), Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledgep. 363
Meaningless Behavior and Communication: Michael Brian Schiffer with Andrea R. Miller, The Material Life of Human Beingsp. 367
Fear and Loathing in the Global Village: Zygmunt Bauman, Globalization: The Human Consequencesp. 371
Toward a Bodily Conception of Self: Jose Luis Bermundez, Anthony Marcel and Naomi Eilan (Eds), The Body and The Selfp. 373
One Man's Meaning of Technology: Arnold Pacey, Meaning in Technologyp. 377
Neuroscience Stories: Charles G. Gross, Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of Neurosciencep. 381
Between Technophiles and Technophobes: Literacy, the Internet, and Pedagogy: Todd Taylor and Irene Ward (Eds), Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internetp. 385
Contextualizing the Current Digital Revolution: Michael E. Hobart and Zachary S. Schiffman, Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolutionp. 389
Content, Contexts, and the Marketing of a Science: Crosbie Smith, The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britainp. 393
Recollecting the Fronties of Big Science, J.D. Bernal and Robert Serber: Brenda Swann and Francis Aprahamian (Eds), J. D. Bernal: A Life in Science and Politics / Robert Serber with Robert P. Crease, Peace and War: Reminiscences of a Life on the Frontiers of Sciencep. 395
Regimes We've Chosen: David E. Nye, The Science of Energy: A Social History of American Energiesp. 401
Have We Become Posthuman?: N. Katherine Hayles, How We Became Posthumanp. 405
The Greening of Cultural Discourse and Environmental Ethics: Rom Harre, Jens Brockmeier and Peter Muhlhausler, Greenspeak: A Study of Environmental Discoursep. 411
The Transmission of Knowledge Through Cultures and Time: Scott L. Montgomery, Science in Translationp. 413
Illustrating the Panopticon: James R. Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of British Empirep. 419
Black Folk and American Pop Culture: S. Craig Watkins, Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinemap. 423
Big Science, Big Machines: Robert P. Crease, Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratoryp. 427
Taking Scientism Seriously: Contrasting Ambitions: M. W. F. Stone and John Wolff, The Proper Ambition of Sciencep. 431
Biographical Technology: Lorraine Daston (Ed.), Biographies of Scientific Objectsp. 437
A Different Voice at Work: Joyce K. Fletcher, Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practicep. 443
About the Authorsp. 445
Author Indexp. 453
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ISBN: 9780762308804
ISBN-10: 076230880X
Series: RESEARCH IN PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNOLOGY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 457
Published: 14th October 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86

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