Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author Dave Bidini
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Pages 166
Release 2011-07-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1626369968

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In 2008, Dave Bidini accompanies Homeless Team Canada to the Homeless World Cup—an annual street soccer tournament with goals unlike any other: the most important of which is to create life-changing opportunities for the millions of homeless people worldwide. In Melbourne, Australia, Bidini watches team members play and shares the disappointments, frustrations, joys, and triumphs of forty-five-year-old Billy, who is a former addict; the quick-footed twenty-four-year-old Moroccan immigrant Juventus, who refuses to talk about his past; and most of all, the endearing teenaged Krystal, who carries a photograph of her long-dead mother and dreams of a better life. Bidini begins to understand what this tournament means to all those involved. He sees firsthand the power of sport to transform the lives of those on the edge—how the decision to play this game can mean the difference between survival and heading down a road of addiction, poverty, or crime. Home and Away offers a powerful look at the poor and dispossessed, from the barrios of Mexico City and the shanties of West Africa to the streets of North America and Europe, illuminating the renewed meaning that these players find in such an inspiring game.

Home and Away

Home and Away
Title Home and Away PDF eBook
Author Karl Ove Knausgaard
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages 432
Release 2017-01-10
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0374714649

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Two world-class writers reveal themselves to be the ultimate soccer fans in these collected letters Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching soccer on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee, and Argentina. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays soccer on the beach and watches matches with others. Ekelund loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful soccer. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. Home and Away is an unusual soccer book, in which the two authors use soccer and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. What does it mean to be at home in a globalized world? This exchange of letters opens up new vistas and gives us stories from the lives of two creative writers. We get under their skin and gain insight into their relationships with modern times and soccer’s place in their lives, the significance the game has for people in general, and the question Was this the best soccer championship ever?

My Participation Memoirs: 1964-2018

My Participation Memoirs: 1964-2018
Title My Participation Memoirs: 1964-2018 PDF eBook
Author Dr John Davis
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 126
Release
Genre
ISBN 0244455392

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A Modern Guide to Sports Economics

A Modern Guide to Sports Economics
Title A Modern Guide to Sports Economics PDF eBook
Author Koning, Ruud H.
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages 384
Release 2021-10-26
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1789906539

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This timely Modern Guide offers critical insights into developments in both professional and recreational sports through the lens of the economic forces that determine them. It explores the benefits of the relationship between sports and economics, highlighting ways that economic research can help to understand sports better and the ways that sport provides opportunities to test economic theories.

The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim

The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim
Title The Sports Business in The Pacific Rim PDF eBook
Author Young Hoon Lee
Publisher Springer
Pages 385
Release 2014-10-31
Genre Political Science
ISBN 3319100378

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Following consistent and rapid general economic growth, Pacific Rim countries have grown as a major force in sports. Australia, China, Japan and Korea populated the top ten medals list at the 2012 London Olympics. Pacific Rim countries are major consumers of international sports and domestic professional sports have expanded continuously over time. Nippon Professional Baseball and the Korean Baseball Organization are the second and third largest baseball leagues measured by attendance and revenue following Major League Baseball in the U.S. This book also includes event studies of team ownership, assessment of human capital markets, analysis of the relationship between attendance and competitive balance, the components of fan demand in common the world over, and business decisions concerning attendance and pricing. There is already demand for comprehensive study of the sports business in the Pacific Rim as witnessed by this growth. This book will be of interest of researchers studying and/or teaching in the fields of sports economics and sports management as well as a general audience interested in business governance around the world.

Family Economics Review

Family Economics Review
Title Family Economics Review PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 302
Release 1985
Genre Home economics
ISBN

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Nutritive Content of Homemakers' Meals

Nutritive Content of Homemakers' Meals
Title Nutritive Content of Homemakers' Meals PDF eBook
Author Faith Clark
Publisher
Pages 76
Release 1954
Genre Women
ISBN

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