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TERMS Social World: an identifiable sphere of everyday actions and relationships Social Construction: Parts of the social world that are created by people as they interact with one another under particular social, political, and economic conditions Ethnocentrism: evaluation of other cultures according to preconceptions originating in the standards and customs of one's own culture Culture: The shared ways of life and shared understandings that people develop as they live together The Great Sport Myth: Sport is essentially pure and good Ideology: Naturalizes ideas and images that deflect attention away from other realities Gender Ideology: Interrelated ideas and beliefs that are widely used to define masculinity and femininity, identify people as male or female, evaluate forms of sexual expression, and determine the appropriate roles of men and women in society. Racial Ideology: Interrelated ideas and beliefs that are widely used to classify human beings into categories assumed to be biological and related to attributes such as intelligence, temperament, and physical abilities. Social Class Ideology: Consists of interrelated ideas and beliefs that are widely shared and used by people to evaluate their material status; explains why economic success, failure and inequalities exist; and what should be done about economic differences in a group or society Ableist Ideology: Ideas and beliefs that are used to identify people as physically or

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