HELP: Encyclopedic Info on tris & dus (Int'l flavor) needed

HELP: Encyclopedic Info on tris & dus (Int'l flavor) needed

Post by Tri-Po » Fri, 25 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Hi,

I have been asked to write brief entries on *both triathlon and duathlon*
for the upcoming, "Encyclopedia of World Sport." The encyclopedia will
catalog sports from around the world. It is also designed for use by those
who are interested in both culture and behavior (anthropologists,
psychologists, other social science professionals). Thus, my write-ups
will have something of a more international flavor.

Below I've reproduced the "meat" of the instructions to me. I'd greatly
appreciate hearing from any of you that have any information that might be
useful in answering the questions that the publisher has raised. Does
anyone have an e-mail address for the ITU so that I can get some of the
info directly from them?

"The *encyclopedia* emphasizes 'cultural context.' Entries should focus on
questions such as: Why is this sport popular in a particular culture or in
a particular type of culture? Why does it appeal to a particular category
of people, both as participants and spectators? Does the sport have
different rules, strategies or rituals in different cultures? ..."

Clearly, I could benefit from any demographic distribution data and
profile data on "typical" participants that any National Governing Boards
(NGB) like Tri-Fed USA might have. Does anyone have an e-mail address for
any other NGB?  (E.g., Some of our Australian, Austrian, Canadian, Danish,
Dutch, English, German might let me know -- you get the idea). I could
also benefit from learning about any training regimens and race
philosophies from other parts of the world.  (I do have an intimate ;-O
understanding of the variation on that score in the USA). I'd rather have
too much info than not enough on any of this. I'd also like to include
multisports books written in languages other than English in the
bibliography (non-US English books are OK too). Please inundate me with
info. TIA.

I am casting a wide net in case you know international triathletes that
you could forward this to. Or perhaps you've had international tri
experience. BTW, I'm a (cross-)cultural psychologist not an anthropologist
(altho I play one to other psychologists ;-)

Live long, eat pasta (Italian Trekkie greeting),
       Jim Starr (Tri-Pooh)

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HELP: Encyclopedic Info on tris & dus (Int'l flavor) needed

Post by JJS » Sat, 26 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>> Does

anyone have an e-mail address for the ITU so that I can get some of the
info directly from them?<<

Why? I thought the subject they wanted was  triathlon.

Jeffrey Justice

 
 
 

HELP: Encyclopedic Info on tris & dus (Int'l flavor) needed

Post by John Kruempelstaedt » Thu, 31 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> >> Does
> anyone have an e-mail address for the ITU so that I can get some of the
> info directly from them?<<
> Why? I thought the subject they wanted was  triathlon.
> Jeffrey Justice

Hee, hee,.. good one.

John (still TAD) K.