Unformatted text preview: a) Participants b) Spectators c) In-group / Out-group 3. Political a) International Level 1) Sports as tool to demonstrate power 2) Production of superior athletes indicative of national character and strength of politico-economic system 3) World wide recognition and respect 4) Webster &amp; Pooley view of how governments use sport i. political tool ii. socio-political mirror iii. propaganda showcase iv. outlet for national aggression v. nationalism b) National Level 1) Social integration 2) Social control 4. Social Mobility (Sport as a status escalator) a) Pipeline out of the ghetto for ethnic minorities b) Discuss education 5. Socialization (way individuals are conditioned to be socially viable members of society) a) Agents of Socialization 1) Family 2) Peers Socialized Socialized 3) School into sport via sport 4) Community 5) Mass Media...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, rapidly changing world, Structural Functionalism Theory, socially acceptable manner, Peers Socialized Socialized, aggression v. nationalism