2) Social Functions and Structural Functionalism

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Social Functions of Sport Pick up a handout as you come in
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Social Functions of Sport Structural Functionalism
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Sport = Micro-cosmos of Society USA Sport Competitive (win) Individualistic (statistics) Democratic (open to all) Capitalistic (competitive) Materialistic (uniforms, stadiums, trophies, etc) Merit oriented (comparisons, win, etc.)
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Basic Social Institutions Family Education Polity Economics Religion
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Structural Functionalism Cont. Institutions are well integrated (all work to reinforce each other) Every institution contributes to functioning Every society rests on the consensus of its members
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Concept of Functions: Eufunctions Builds character Teaches discipline Develops competitiveness Improves physical fitness Develops mental fitness
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Concept of Functions Cont: Dysfunctions Excessive violence Cheating Gambling Ruthless competition
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1st Social Function of Sport: Socio-emotional Cathartic (release of frustration, conflict,
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2011 for the course ESS 132 taught by Professor Dale during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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