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Living out of bounds : the male athlete's everyday life

Author: Steven J Overman
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
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Despite enormous differences in pay among professional athletes, most aspects of their daily lives remain surprisingly constant across sports and income levels. Living Out of Bounds provides answers  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Overman, Steven J.
Living out of bounds.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2010
(OCoLC)757665744
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Overman
ISBN: 9780803232877 080323287X
OCLC Number: 457150755
Notes: Originally published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009.
Description: xxviii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionChapter One: The Athlete's Family and Youth Roots Opening Rounds The Influence of Parents Coaches and Father Figures Looking BackwardChapter Two: The Narrow World of Sports Part I: Sport as Sanctuary Home Away from Home Sanctum Sanctorum Part II: Sport as Neverland From Peter Pan to Pete Rose Living in Neverland Coaching as Paternalism The Wider WorldChapter Three: Public Life, Private Space Introduction Coping with CelebrityChapter Four: In the Arena's Shadow Gladiator's Holiday Practice Time On the Road Hotel Living Time in; Time out Filling Leisure Time Playing Cards and Gambling Recreational Drugs Lifestyles of the Nouveau Riche and Famous Teammates and Buddies Revealing the Inner ManChapter Five: Sex and Sexuality Male Enclave Cheerleaders, Temptresses, and Centerfolds: Marginalizing Women Home and Away Sexual Athletes The Evolving Status of Gay AthletesChapter Six: Team Colors: Sport and Race A Century of ChangeChapter Seven: The Athlete and His Body The Toll of Training Better Living through Chemistry Getting Hurt The Three R's of Injuries: Repair, Rehab, and Recovery No Pain, No GainChapter Eight: Retiring from Sport One Game at a Time "One-More-Year" Syndrome Transition and Adjustment The Ex-athlete in Search of Identity Representative RetirementsChapter Nine: ConclusionsNotes Index
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