soc of sports- deviance in sports

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Susan Martinez Reginald Steele IV November 12, 2010 Sociology of Sports Deviance in Sports 1. List why the action is not allowed. Using performance enhancing drugs is not allowed because under the definition of deviance, where violations of norms to society are not inherently wrong and may change or vary from one society to the next, it would be a direct violation of what the norm is to ‘be an American’. To be an American is to have the American Dream of being able to rise to the top through hard work. With emphasis placed on hard work, using performance enhancing drugs would create an unfair advantage and thus take away the equal opportunity created by the American Dream, which includes everyone from American born citizens to American immigrants. Moreover, in the sports realm where specific drugs can dramatically increase performance in an athlete, it changes all the rules and characteristics of the sports’ world, the game, and the environment. Furthermore, to use performance enhancing drugs in our society would constitute itself as
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course SOC 465 taught by Professor Kathleengray during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

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