College Athletics in society

College Athletics in society - College Sports in Society...

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College Sports in Society Golden 1 Society being dependant on groups to stay at a stable position is what functionalism is. Aguste Comte perceived society as being similar to organs in a person’s body that are needed to make the body function properly. Sociologists believe that the groups that make up society react and feed off of one another. The groups’ actions, whether or not it is for manifest functions or the ignorance of latent dysfunctions, make it possible for that group or another group to prosper or to fall in a lower class or level of society. In society, sports play a significant factor of how we might converse; we could either agree and create a great bond through a favorite team, or we could form a civilized rival that could only be answered by which team wins. In the average household, people love professional sports, but more than likely these households will have a more passionate feeling for the favorite college team. College in itself brings a greater opportunity for people to have a higher position
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Russel during the Spring '08 term at Reinhardt.

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