Reading #7 - Jince Jacob Reading Assignment #7 Sociology...

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Jince Jacob Sociology Reading Assignment #7 This week’s reading focused on the sociology behind sports, bringing to mind how  actively involved our societies are in this field almost like a religion. This week’s reading also  helps bring into mind how society can affect a person’s sports participation, whether it is an  increase or a decrease. The chapter ends off with examples of traditional sports and a Seinfeld  way of looking at them, and also bringing into light modern sports. The chapter’s first point is in the role of sports in our society and it starts off with a very  good point. Delaney reminds us that sports have been referred in reflecting the morals, values  and culture of society. However, in American culture we find that sports holds winning and  success to be highly valued and this leads to winning at all costs, which in turn plays a role in  major deviant behavior, such as abusing drugs, gambling and extreme competiveness. If this is  true this makes me wonder about our Olympic teams who have been trained here and hold 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course STSS 1520 taught by Professor Salrestivo during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Reading #7 - Jince Jacob Reading Assignment #7 Sociology...

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