introrev.06.carmen - Intro to the Soc of Sport What is it Why study sports What makes something a sport What theories help us study sports I What is the

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Intro to the Soc of Sport What is it? Why study sports ? What makes something a sport? What theories help us study sports?
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I. What is the Soc of Sport? A. A Sociological Approach Sociology : a social science that studies society and human behavior and stresses that social context (e.g., statuses, groups, socialization) profoundly influences peoples’ lives. Emphasizes structure, process, inequality, change Always participating in something larger
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B. Purpose critical thinking recognize importance educate social change
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II. Why Study Sports? A. Prominence and Pervasiveness #’s and $$ topic of conversation media Identification global in need of reform
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B. Links to Cultural Ideology Sports may reassert or conflict (transform?) with cultural ideologies E.g., gender, race, class, etc.
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C. Sport as a Social Institution -established ways through which a society meets its basic needs Characteristics of Institutions: a) essential to of society b) “ ” way to live c) tool of those in d) profoundly influential
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  • Winter '12
  • ChrisKnoester
  • Sociology, basic needs, A. Structural Functionalism, profoundly influences peoples, study sports

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