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Soc 505 Midterm Review Week 1 What sport sociologists tend to study?
Origins of Sport Sociology
Macro vs. Micro vs. Global Approaches to Sport Sociology MICRO - Microstructures are intimate, face-to-face social interactions with, for example, friends, family, work colleagues, teachers, and coaches and how they influence society. These are small groups such as a curling foursome, bowling team, or the board of a children’s soccer league. People participate in microstructures for personal reasons and because they “tend to be emotionally deep and enduring - An example of a microstructure is a child from a single-parent family who looks to his softball coach for guidance in dealing with a problem he is experiencing at home. MACRO - Macrostructures are larger than microstructures and represent social relations that occur outside a person’s inner circle. In this course, we will be concerned primarily with macrostructures, focusing on the relationship of sport to institutions such as education, politics, and the media, Inequities in sport as a result of sex, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status - The football national anthem protests is an example of the sorts of issues that require a more macro-level analysis. Colin Kaepernick GLOBAL - Global structures, which are larger than macrostructures, are relations between nations, cultures, and societies. For example, as a result of advancements in transportation and communication, sport has globalized. Even though the world’s population is growing at an alarming rate, as a result of advancements in transportation and communication our world has, in fact, shrunk. - Today, the Internet has made communication of everything sport-related instantaneous, and teams and their fans can travel quickly to competitor’s venues thanks to more rapid modes of transportation. Away Games Week 2 What is Sociological Theory?

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