Socio--sports - 1. Discuss how sports preserve the existing...

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1. Discuss how sports preserve the existing order Sports preserve the existing social order in three key ways.  First,  sports symbolize the American way of life; they are compatible with basic US  values such as competition, individualism, fair play and achievement. Second,  sports encourage youth to develop sought-after character traits. And lastly,  sports support patriotism through the unity of society’s members.  It  preserving social order, sports energizes youth, unites communities and  inspires those who experience it.   2. How does the conflict theorist regard sports as a vehicle for revolution? Conflict theorists regard sports as inhibiting the potential for revolution  for the “have-nots” for three reasons.  For starters, sports encourage the  myths of capitalism—that anyone can succeed if they work hard enough. 
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This essay was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course SOC 2000 taught by Professor Kathleen during the Fall '07 term at Western Michigan.

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