Wk 2.5 Social Theory-1.pdf - From sociological imagination to social theories \u00d8\u202fIndividuals are by their nature social beings(basking in reflected

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From sociological imagination to social theories
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Assumptions of the Sociological Perspective Ø Individuals are, by their nature, social beings (basking in reflected glory) Ø Individuals are, for the most part, socially determined (root, root, root for the home team) Ø Individuals create, sustain and change the social forms in which they conduct their lives (“We are all Patriots” Campaign)
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Sociological perspective(s) Broad Intellectual Orientations Theoretical Frameworks Structural Functionalism How macro levels function/persist Conflict Power/inequity/ dominance Symbolic Interaction Meaning making
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Functionalism : focuses attention on how sport maintains stability and cohesion in society Ø the driving force underlying any social system to maintain a state of order so it continues to operate efficiently Ø order is achieved as groups develop consensus and a sense of commonality and the need for interdependence in a complex culture Ø Integration : creating a shared interpersonal and collective experience that links society together Ø Socialization : promoting a common set of beliefs and values to celebrate and live by Ø Entertainment : aesthetic beauty, drama and fun make daily life/grind manageable (def. of sport)
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gen. douglas macarthur
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