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Sport Technology History, Philosophy and Policy

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ISBN-10: 076230880X

ISBN-13: 9780762308804

Edition: 2002

Authors: Andy Miah, Simon B. Eassom, Carl Mitcham

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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.
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Book details

List price: $154.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 10/14/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 457
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Jonathan Mayhew is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. He previously taught at Ohio State University and has published two books on contemporary Spanish poetry, Claudio Rodr�guez and the Language of Poetic Vision (Bucknell UP, 1990) and The Poetics of Self-Consciousness (Bucknell UP, 1994).Mary Gossyis associate professor of women’s and gender studies, as well as Spanish and comparative literature, at Rutgers University. She is the author ofFreudian Slips: Woman, Writing, the Foreign Tongue,among other volumes.Dr. Andy Miah (www.andymiah.net) is Reader in New Media and Bioethics at the School of Media, Language and Music, University of the West of Scotland. He is also a Fellow of the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) and of the Connecticut-based Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET).

Editors/Editorial Board
Series Editor's Note
Guest Editors' Preface
Developing Sport Technology Policy: A Statement
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-Body
From Snow Shoes to Racing Skis: Skiing As An Example of The Connections Between Sport, Technology, and Society
Material Matters: Skateboard Technology and the Politics of Differential Space
Theorizing Technology in Sport
Disciplinary Technologies of Sport Performance
Cyborg Horizons: Sport and the Ethics of Self-Technologization
Evaluating Changing Sport Technology: An Ethnocentric Approach
Sport Technologies: A Moral View
Theme Section 2: Applied Philosophy and Ethics
Fearing the Other
Tumbling Into Gendered Territory: Gynmastics and its Technologies
Bride of Frankenstein: Technology and the Consumption of the Female Athlete
Virtual Realities and Sport
All But War is Simulation
Immersion and Abstraction in Virtual Sport
Disembodied Sport: Ethical Issues of Virtual Sport, Electronic Games, and Virtual Leisure
Genetic Technologies and Sport
After Doping, What? The Morality of the Genetic Engineering of Athletes
Genes, Sports, and Ethics: A Response to Munthe (2000)
Reply to Miah: Prospects and Tensions in the Meeting of Bioethics and the Philosophy of Sport
Review Essays
Only Disconnect: John Durham Peters, Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication
Democratic Technology: Andrew Feenberg, Questioning Technology
Your Place or Mine? Andrew Light and Jonathan M. Smith (Eds), Philosophies of Place
Are We Running Out of Ingenuity? Thomas Homer-Dixon, The Ingenuity Gap: How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future
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 Programs
Renewing a Conversation on Science and Values: Hugh Lacey, Is Science Value Free? Values and Scientific Understanding
Reviews
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Errol E. Harris, Apocalypse and Paradigm: Science and Everyday Thinking
Apocalypse Revisited: Paul Virilio, The Information Bomb
Reagan's Deadly Dollars: Michael Edelstein and William Makofske, Radon's Deadly Daughters: Science, Environmental Policy, and the Politics of Risk
Rediscovering the Sacred in the Cybernetic: Mark C. Taylor, About Religion: Economies of Faith in Virtual Culture
Bodies of Knowledge: Christopher Lawrence and Steven Shapin (Eds), Science Incarnate: Historical Embodiments of Natural Knowledge
Meaningless Behavior and Communication: Michael Brian Schiffer with Andrea R. Miller, The Material Life of Human Beings
Fear and Loathing in the Global Village: Zygmunt Bauman, Globalization: The Human Consequences
Toward a Bodily Conception of Self: Jose Luis Bermundez, Anthony Marcel and Naomi Eilan (Eds), The Body and The Self
One Man's Meaning of Technology: Arnold Pacey, Meaning in Technology
Neuroscience Stories: Charles G. Gross, Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of Neuroscience
Between Technophiles and Technophobes: Literacy, the Internet, and Pedagogy: Todd Taylor and Irene Ward (Eds), Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet
Contextualizing the Current Digital Revolution: Michael E. Hobart and Zachary S. Schiffman, Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution
Content, Contexts, and the Marketing of a Science: Crosbie Smith, The Science of Energy: A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain
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 Science
Regimes We've Chosen: David E. Nye, The Science of Energy: A Social History of American Energies
Have We Become Posthuman?: N. Katherine Hayles, How We Became Posthuman
The Greening of Cultural Discourse and Environmental Ethics: Rom Harre, Jens Brockmeier and Peter Muhlhausler, Greenspeak: A Study of Environmental Discourse
The Transmission of Knowledge Through Cultures and Time: Scott L. Montgomery, Science in Translation
Illustrating the Panopticon: James R. Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of British Empire
Black Folk and American Pop Culture: S. Craig Watkins, Representing: Hip Hop Culture and the Production of Black Cinema
Big Science, Big Machines: Robert P. Crease, Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory
Taking Scientism Seriously: Contrasting Ambitions: M. W. F. Stone and John Wolff, The Proper Ambition of Science
Biographical Technology: Lorraine Daston (Ed.), Biographies of Scientific Objects
A Different Voice at Work: Joyce K. Fletcher, Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power, and Relational Practice
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