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1. Annual budget report [ - 2019]

Green Library
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
v. ; 28 cm.
Business Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 465 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The struggle for the top
  • A champion's reign
  • A foreign challenge
  • From professional success to villain.
Green Library
163 pages 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Sport, anthropology, and history
  • Sport, colonialism, and imperialism
  • Sport, health, and the environment
  • Sport, social class, race, and ethnicity
  • Sport and sex, gender, and sexuality
  • Sport, cultural performance, and mega-events
  • Sport, nation, and nationalism
  • Sport in the world system
  • Epilogue : sport for anthropology.
Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil's stadiums or parks in China, on Cuba's baseball diamonds or rugby fields in Fiji, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy, bet money, perform witchcraft, and ingest substances, making sport a microcosm of what life is about. The Anthropology of Sport explores not only what anthropological thinking tells us about sports, but also what sports tell us about the ways in which the sporting body is shaped by and shapes the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts in which we live. Core themes discussed in this book include the body, modernity, nationalism, the state, citizenship, transnationalism, globalization, and gender and sexuality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520289017 20180129
Green Library
148 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Le Lac des cygnes au miroir de la littérature -- Le Lac des cygnes au miroir d'une lecture biographique -- Le Lac des cygnes au miroir de la musique -- Le Lac des cygnes au miroir des chorégraphies : du vilain petit canard au cygne majestueux -- Le Lac des cygnes au miroir de la psychanalyse : la conception de Noureev -- Le Lac des cygnes au miroir d'une lecture de genres : la chorégraphie de Matthew Boume -- Le Lac des cygnes au miroir du cinéma fantastique : Black Swan.
"Le thème d'Odette du Lac des cygnes est connu de tous, sans que l'on sache toujours d'où il vient. Pourtant, les débuts du ballet de Tchaïkovski ont été difficiles, avec en 1877 un premier chorégraphe, Reisinger, réfractaire aux nouveautés musicales, trop difficiles à mettre en pas". Il faut attendre 1895 et le travail de Petipa et lvanov avec l'aide du compositeur Drigo pour que l'oiseau prenne enfin son envol. Un Petipa pour Tchaikovski et un grand pas pour le ballet : version de référence, cette oeuvre se transforme au fil du temps, en fonction des regards et des interprétations qu'elle suscite... À partir d'un corpus pluridisciplinaire (littérature, biographies, musique, chorégraphies, cinéma fantastique...) et à l'aide de démarches méthodologiques issues des Bender studies ainsi que de l'histoire culturelle, cet essai propose une analyse de l'oeuvre et de sa réception."--Page 4 of cover.
Music Library
xxi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
""The best all-around catcher in black baseball history"--Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead Grays National Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh "Biz" Mackey's professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average and later worked as a manager of the Newark Eagles and the Baltimore Elite Giants. Using archival materials and interviews with former Negro League players, baseball historian Rich Westcott chronicles the catcher's life and remarkable career in Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plateas well as providing an in-depth look at Philadelphia Negro League history. Westcott traces Mackey's childhood in Texas as the son of sharecroppers to his success on the baseball diamond where he displayed extraordinary defensive skills and an exceptional ability to hit and to handle pitchers. Mackey spent one third of his career playing in Philadelphia, winning championships with the Hilldale Daisies and the Philadelphia Stars. Mackey also mentored famed catcher Roy Campanella and had an unlikely role in the story of baseball's development in Japan. A celebrated ballplayer before African Americans were permitted to join Major League Baseball, Biz Mackey ranks as one of the top catchers ever to play the game. With Biz Mackey, he finally gets the biography he deserves"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
x, 237 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Prologue : Romeo and Juliet, life, death, and dancing
  • If the shoe fits
  • Grand jeté
  • Return to Forever
  • Relevé
  • Allegro
  • Onstage, offstage
  • Pas de bourrée and Bourrée
  • Arabesque voyagée
  • Fouetté
  • Tour jeté
  • Ballon
  • Á terre; en l'Air
  • La Belle au Bois Dormant
  • Pas de chat
  • Tendu
  • Tour en l'Air
  • Rudi, Rudi, Rudi
  • Manèges
  • Temps de l'Ange
  • En Avant
  • Changement
  • Révérence
  • Epilogue : my fourth act.
As a charter member of Boston Ballet and its predecessor, New England Civic Ballet, Laura Young has been affiliated with the company longer than any other dancer in its history. This book is both a memoir of her personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet's rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today. It is interspersed with ruminations on the history of ballet, stories from the company's Balanchine-influenced early years under founder E. Virginia Williams, and recollections from noteworthy tours, including those featuring the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, with whom Young was frequently paired. After retiring from the stage, Young has continued her affiliation with Boston Ballet, both as an administrator and a teacher. Working in collaboration with Janine Parker, Young has written a lively, informed, and entertaining memoir.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781512600797 20180122
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvi, 240 pages ; 22 cm.
  • PART I: In Private: Where the Blows Resound 1. The Stranger: Portrait of the Boxer as a Young Man2. Incorporating the Novice: The Elementary Forms of the Boxing Experience3. The Punching Factory: Boxers and Daily Life4. When Boxers "Put on Gloves": Sparring and the Limits of the Fighter's Institutionalization PART II: Facing the Other: Trials of the Self 5. Counting the Blows: The Mark(s) of Exile6. "Like a Man": Facing Adversity7. Boxing vs. the "Poor Life"8. The Clash of the Strongmen: Fighting in Public9. Conclusion: A Boxer's Becoming: Encountered Lives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319560281 20171106
This book explores the lived experiences of boxers in a French banlieue, largely populated by people from working-class and immigrant backgrounds. Jerome Beauchez, who joined in the men's daily workouts for many years, analyzes the act of boxing as a high-stakes confrontation that extends well beyond the walls of the gym. Exploring the physical and existential realities of combat, the author provides a multifaceted "thick description" of this world and shows that the violence faced by the gym's members is not so much to be found in the ring as in the adversity of everyday racism and social exclusion. Boxing can therefore be understood as an act of resistance that is about more than simply fighting an opponent and that reflects all the existential struggles facing these men who are both stigmatized and socially dominated by race and class.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319560281 20171106
Green Library
xvi, 361 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
From the condemnation of protest to skepticism of religious ecstasy, radical movement has been defined by freedoms and restrictions relative to class conflict, national policy, and colonialism. In this book, author Kelina Gotman examines choreographies of unrest, rethinking the modern formation of choreomania, a fantastical concept across scientific disciplines used to designate the spontaneous and uncontrolled movements of crowds. In these misformations of body politics, prejudices against spontaneity unravel, suggesting widespread anxieties about impulsiveness and irregularity. In tandem with dialogues of the erratic, Gotman makes use of histories of nineteenth-century control which identify the period as one of increasing regimentation. As she notes, constraints on movement signal constraints on political power and agency and on individuals' capacity to shift their allegiances, inhabiting more hospitable terrains. In each chapter, Gotman confronts the many ways choreomania functions as an extension of colonialism, dismissing expressive bodies as mentally and physically infected others. Through her research, Gotman unearths the many instances of choreomania that represent collective efforts to escape social tyranny inflicted by the upper class.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190840426 20180312
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction1 Beginnings2 Learning3 Making 4 Performing 5 Teaching and teachers6 Relationships, family, and meetings7 Heritage and history8 Change and turning points9 Travelling10 Futures, challenges and questions References Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784539795 20180115
The countries surrounding the Baltic Sea - Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden - have experienced immense social and political change, from the territorial maneuverings of Sweden, Russia, and Denmark, the reunification of Germany, to more recent moves towards independence of Eastern Bloc countries as the Soviet Union crumbled. Tensions surrounding the Baltic Sea have not dissipated but rather new challenges and contentions have emerged, resulting in a multicultural and multilingual region. Dance in the region has been tightly interwoven with political trends and events, yet the dance history of the region to date has focused almost entirely on state sponsored folk and classical dance. By contrast Dance, Diversity and Difference presents contemporary stories of dance, revealing the diverse voices of dance practitioners and demonstrating the ways in which dance has connections with families, societies, governments, the economy and can offer fresh insights into cultural and political change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784539795 20180115
Green Library
xvi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / Brenda Dixon Gottschild
  • Introduction: dancing in blackness
  • Coming of age through (black) dance in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Dancing in Europe
  • Dancing in New York
  • Dancing back into the S.F.-Oakland Bay area, 1973-1976
  • Dancing in Africa
  • Dancing in the Oakland and beyond, 1977-1993.
This book explores a black female dancer's personal journey over four decades across three continents and numerous countries, including different parts of the U.S. It is personal musings about the place of dance and race in Halifu Osumare's life across time and space that defined her life choices and career path.
Green Library
ix, 377 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
"From the earliest "velocipedes" through the advent of the pneumatic tire to the rise of modern road and track competition, this comprehensive history of the sport of bicycle racing traces its role in the development of bicycle technology between 1868 and 1903"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
v, 214 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Raqs sharqi, the Egyptian dance form also known as belly dance, has for generations captured imaginations around the globe. Yet its origins have been obscured by misinformation and conjecture, rooted in Orientalist attitudes about the Middle East-a widely accepted narrative suggests the dance was created in response to Western influences and desires. Drawing on an array of primary sources, the author traces the early development of raqs sharqi in the context of contemporary trends in Egyptian arts and entertainment. The dance is revealed to be a hybrid cultural expression, emerging with the formation of Egyptian national identity at the end of the 19th century, when Egypt was occupied by the British.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476666747 20180312
Green Library
xxxiv, 189 pages ; 23 cm
With the popularity of such reality TV shows as So You Think You Can Dance, dance has become increasingly visible within contemporary culture. This shift brings the ballet body into renewed focus. Historically both celebrated and critiqued for its thin, flexible, and highly feminized aesthetic, the ballet body now takes on new and complex meanings at the intersections of performance art, popular culture, and even fitness. The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body provides a local perspective to enrich the broader cultural narratives of ballet through historical, socio-cultural, political, and artistic lenses, redefining what many considered to be "high art." Scholars in gender studies, folklore, popular culture, and cultural studies will be interested in this collection, as well as those involved in the dance world. Contributors: Kelsie Acton, Marianne I. Clark, Kate Davies, Lindsay Eales, Pirkko Markula, Carolyn Millar, Jodie Vandekerkhove.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781772123340 20180226
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A new perspective on games and families
  • Strengthening family relations
  • Family learning and video games
  • Understanding oneself, each other, and the world
  • Developing a learning culture through gaming
  • Designing for intergenerational play.
Green Library
xv, 250 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1 Why You Should Care about the Gamer's Brain Part I Understanding the Brain Chapter 2 Overview about the Brain Chapter 3 Perception Chapter 4 Memory Chapter 5 Attention Chapter 6 Motivation Chapter 7 Emotion Chapter 8 Learning Principles Chapter 9 Understanding the Brain: Takeaway Part II A UX Framework for Video Games Chapter 10 Game User Experience: Overview Chapter 11 Usability Chapter 12 Engage-Ability Chapter 13 Design Thinking Chapter 14 Game User Research Chapter 15 Game Analytics Chapter 16 UX Strategy Chapter 17 Concluding Remarks Acknowledgments 229 References 233 Index 245.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498775502 20171204
  • Introduction. Part I: Video Games and the Brain. How the Brain Learns in a Nutshell. Perception. Attention. Memory. Emotion. Motivation. Applying Learning Techniques in Games. Part II: A UX Framework for Video Games. History of UX. Usability. GameFlow. User Research. Analytics. UX Reporting. Conclusion. References. Glossary. Appendix: UX Checklist. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138089969 20171204
Making a successful video game is hard. Even games that are successful at launch may fail to engage and retain players in the long term due to issues with the user experience (UX) that they are delivering. The game user experience accounts for the whole experience players have with a video game, from first hearing about it to navigating menus and progressing in the game. UX as a discipline offers guidelines to assist developers in creating the experience they want to deliver, shipping higher quality games (whether it is an indie game, AAA game, or "serious game"), and meeting their business goals while staying true to their design and artistic intent. In a nutshell, UX is about understanding the gamer's brain: understanding human capabilities and limitations to anticipate how a game will be perceived, the emotions it will elicit, how players will interact with it, and how engaging the experience will be. This book is designed to equip readers of all levels, from student to professional, with neuroscience knowledge and user experience guidelines and methodologies. These insights will help readers identify the ingredients for successful and engaging video games, empowering them to develop their own unique game recipe more efficiently, while providing a better experience for their audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498775502 20171204
Green Library
xii, 464 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Historically, very few sport and exercise psychologists and professionals from related fields such as disability and rehabilitation have conducted thorough research on individuals with disabilities engaged in sport and exercise. The tide is turning, however, as growing media attention and familiarity with the Paralympics and the Wounded Warrior Project begins capturing the attention of researchers everywhere. By addressing this gap, Jeffrey J. Martin's compelling Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology is one of the first comprehensive overviews of this important field of study. In this volume, Martin, an accomplished professor of exercise psychology, shines a light on a variety of topics ranging from the philosophy, athletic identity, participation motivation, quality of life, social and environmental barriers, body image, and intellectual impairments among many others. Based on the author's own experience and insight, a majority of these topic discussions are accompanied by thoughtful directions for future research and exploration. Designed to spark conversation and initiate new avenues of research, the Handbook of Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology will allow for readers to look outside the traditional literature focusing solely on able-bodied individuals and, instead, develop a much larger perspective on sport and exercise psychology today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190638054 20171218
Green Library
xx, 284 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Enjoy this comprehensive guide to hikes of varying difficulty levels and lengths in Nevada. It offers up eighty hikes through the dramatic alpine peaks, lush pine forests, shady redrock canyons, and shimmering desert salt flats.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493027781 20180115
Green Library