ESS132 - 4-3-07 - Functionalist Theory

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ESS132 - 4-3-07 Functionalist Theory Sport = Micro-cosmos of society o USA Sports Competitive - win Individualistic - statistics Democratic - open to all Capitalistic - competitive Materialistic - uniforms, stadiums, trophies Symbolizes success Merit oriented - comparisons, win Basic Social Institutions o Family o Education o Polity o Economics o Religion o Sport o Family and religion do not change easily Structural Functionalist Theory o Institutions are well integrated and work to reinforce each other o Every institution contributes to functioning o Every society rests on the consensus of its members Concept of Functions o Eufunctions - positive things sport does for society Builds character Teaches discipline Develops competitiveness  Improves physical fitness  Develops mental fitness  o Dysfuncton s Excessive violence Cheating
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  • Fall '07
  • Dale
  • Sociology, Basic Social Institutions, Structural Functionalist Theory, Basic Social Institutions o Family o Education o Polity o Economics o Religion o Sport o Family, Capitalistic competitive Materialistic, Symbolizes success Merit

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