ESS132 - 4-7-07 - History of Sport

ESS132 - 4-7-07 - History of Sport - ESS132 - 4-7-07...

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ESS132 - 4-7-07 History of sports in the world o British influence Gave the world sports as we know them today Needed to socialize upper class youth to expandand govern the empire Public schools (prep schools) were undsciplined and riotous o Emergence of Sport in Britain Divided schools into houses (teams) Goal: socialize boys into men o Socialized Values - British sport Respect for authority Undying loyalty Country Leaders Each other Hard work Delayed gratification Sense of fair play Endure hardship Anglican/male superiority Class superiority Non-intellectualism o Religious Infuence on USA sports: Puritan Influence Puritans wanted to break away from the Catholic traditions that were: Corrupt Stratified Closed The Puritans were opposed to all ceremonies and rituals Obscured peoples' relationship with God Puritan Philosophy Democratic - everyone has the right to a personal link to God Capitalistic - everyone is free to succeed Repression of sensuality o Sex o Fun o Recreation Predestination - God determined who was saved and who wasn't
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