Sept1 - Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Sociology of Sport...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Sociology of Sport Exam 1: youth sport and character development; deviance; violence. Exam 2: gender issues; race & ethnicity; social class. What is sport? 2 views o definition o questions Definition: well-established, officially governed, o Physical o Competitive o Institutionalized o Motivated by intrinsic and extrinsic reasons Some feel is it important to define sport and separate is from other activities o There is a concern this might marginalize other activities. What activities “count” as sports? o Whose sports counts? Most popular sports are focused on men’s teams. Sports as “contested activities” o No universal, timeless agreement about meaning, purpose, organization of sport. This does NOT mean sports are contests!!! Copely means there is dialogue and debate about sports throughout society. Sports are social constructions that are given form and meaning by people as they interact with each other. Meaning WE created sports.
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SOCI 1350 taught by Professor Greenleaf during the Fall '10 term at North Texas.

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Sept1 - Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Sociology of Sport...

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