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Chapter 4 Sports and Socialization KIN 445, Spring 2008 January 23
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Are children influenced more by athletes they see only in the media, or by those who play with them every day? Research shows that people choose role models they know and with whom they interact on a regular basis .
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Sports Experiences Sport experiences and the actions of people in sports can be understood when placed in the context of the social world in which they occur People define and give meaning to their sport experiences in connection with their social relationships Meanings given to sport experiences are grounded in cultural definitions about gender, race & ethnicity, social class, sexuality, and other characteristics defined as socially important
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Socialization: Main Definition Is an active process of learning and social development Occurs as we Interact with others Become familiar with the social worlds in which we live
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Socialization in Sport Sports are sites for struggling over how we think and what we do sites where people create and learn “stories” they can use to make sense of the world IDEOLOGY
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Research shows that none of us live outside the influence of ideology Sports consist of vocabularies and images that influence ideology They also can challenge and even transform dominant ideology
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“There’s a thing that my coaches would tell me that sometimes. ..they’d coach the girls too. ..so they’d tell us things that they wouldn’t tell the girls certain things. .. I think there’s a difference the way they treated the boys and the
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course KIN 445 taught by Professor Jdandchristine during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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