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Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports? Chapter 10 Coakley, 2007
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“Money and economic power exert significant influence on the meaning, organization, and purpose of sports in society.” (Coakley, p. 327)
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Why do money and power play a role? Money and power have been a means of classifying people since the dawn of time. Money and power have the same affect on sport that they do on the rest of society, in that…”the one’s with the most $. ..wins!” Remember our history? Those in power since the Greeks were the ones that controlled sport, it was the poor who were sent to slaughter in Roman times, and fought to the death during Medieval times.
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Definitions Social Class : refers to categories of people who share an economic position in society based on a combination of their income, wealth, education occupation, and social connections. Life Chances : odds for achieving economic success and gaining economic power. Social Stratification
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