Initially, the book addresses practical issues such as the structures of national and international sport, and examines the evolution of the body of law known as 'sports law'. Thereafter three main themes are identified: regulatory; participatory; and financial aspects of modern sport. The regulatory theme is dealt with in chapters considering the manner in which decisions of sports governing bodies may be challenged in the ordinary courts and the development of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in sport. The participatory theme includes the legal regulation of doping and violence in sport, as well as the broader topic of tortious liability for sporting injuries. The financial theme, reflecting the enhanced commercialisation of sport at all levels, is developed in chapters concerning issues in applied contract and employment law for players and legal matters surrounding the organisation of major sports events. The conclusion summarises modern sport's experience of EU law, pointing the way to the future direction of sports law more generally.
While the book is aimed primarily at students, and is designed to cover fundamental and topical areas of sports law (sports law in general; sports bodies and the courts; arbitration in sport; corruption; doping; violence; civil liability; discrimination; the commodification of modern sport; and the likely future of sports law), it should also prove of wider interest to practitioners, sports administrators and governing bodies; and though focused primarily on UK law it will also appeal to readers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
In this book, Anderson exposes boxing’s 'exemption' from contemporary legal and social norms. Reviewing all aspects of boxing - historical, legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medical, racial and regulatory - he concludes that the supposition that boxing has a (consensual) immunity from the ordinary law of violence, based primarily on its social utility as a recognised sport, is not as robust as is usually assumed.
suggests that the sport is extremely vulnerable to prosecution and might in fact already be illegal under English criminal law outlines the physical and financial exploitation suffered by individual boxers both inside and outside the ring, suggesting that standard boxing contracts are coercive thus illegal and that boxers do not give adequate levels of informed consent to participate advocates a number of fundamental reforms, including possibly that the sport will have to consider banning blows to the head proposes the creation of a national boxing commission in the US and a similar entity in the United Kingdom, which together would attempt to restore the credibility of a sport long know as the red-light district of sports administration.
An excellent book, it is a must read for all those studying sports law, popular culture and the law and jurisprudence.
In Choreography Observed, Jack Anderson has selected writings that focus most directly on choreographers and choreography in order to illuminate the delights and problems of dance and to reveal the nature of this nonverbal but intensely expressive art form.
His essays and reviews deal with individual choreographers from Bournonville, Petipa, and Fokine to Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Meredith Monk, and Pina Bausch; individual works are also discussed in detail, such as Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun,Antony Tudor's Pillar of Fire, Alvin Ailey's Flowers, and Kei Takei's Light. Other pieces focus on the Baroque dance revival, contemporary multimedia dance theatre, choreography for men, the complex relationship between ballet and modern dance, and how—and how not—to revive the classics.
No other book—especially no other selection from the work of a single critic—has dealt with choreography in such an original and focused way. Anderson brings his trained eye and wide experience in the arts to bear on dance while stressing the primacy of the choreographer as auteur. By refusing to get bogged down in highly technical terminology, he makes his insights available to a wide range of readers interested in expanding their understanding of this ever more popular art form.
Author Jack Anderson was a caregiver to four women in his life who went through breast cancer. It was then that he realized that all his experiences, combined with the journeys of other caregivers through “Cancer Land,” needed to be told. So he wrote Stand by Her: A Breast Cancer Guide for Loved Ones, which talks directly to caregivers, and offers strategies and support on the countless minefields they will face, every day, as husbands, partners, daughters, sons, sisters, brother, mothers, fathers, nieces, nephews, friends, and coworkers of breast cancer patients before, during, and after her treatment.
Throughout the book, Anderson combines his own personal stories with accounts from other caregivers, along with detailed advice from experts who address all the medical, emotional, physical, psychological, family relationship, sexual, and financial issues. Each chapter focuses on each stage of the breast cancer process, framed with its own unique color, to symbolize what the reader and their loved one are going through.
When a loved one has cancer, family and friends are at a loss about what to do and how to do it, and are left with all the best of intentions and nowhere to go. Stand by Her fills that gap and is a great go-to resource for anyone who has a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment.Penny Damaskos, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C
Director, Department of Social Work
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
I have read dozens of books on breast cancer and written one myself, but Stand by Her is unique, written by a man who has helped four separate women deal with their breast cancer experiences. It goes without saying that caregivers and loved ones should go out and "Stand by Her."
Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, NYU and author of The Breast Cancer Wars
Jack Anderson offers invaluable perspective on how breast cancer becomes a family journey. An incredible resource for all who have been touched by breast cancer.
Dr Holly Phillips, MD, General Internist, NY, NY