Chapter 7: Group and Team Dynamics
Group: Two or more people who interact ad exert mutual influence on each other and share the
A sport team is a special type of group. Teams have four key characteristics beyond mutual
GENDER AND SPORT
Does sport play a role in what it means to masculine or
a biological characteristic
an ongoing cultural
process that socially
YOUTH & SPORT
IF I CANT WIN, I DONT WANT TO PLAY
WHO IS PLAYING?
60 million boys and girls in the U.S.
Between 70 & 72% of American and Canadian youth
(under age 17)
Little league baseball = highest participation
Biggest youth sport on the rise?
First IC sporting event - _Rowing_ in 1852
First football contest - Princeton vs Rutgers 1869
1881: first college faculty athletic committee was formed
1883: faculty representatives meet to discuss common problems
SPORT AND THE ECONOMY
CORPORATE SOCIETY CORPORATE
Lease the names to:
Economy is a central social
Instrument of powerful and
What is mass media?
All technically organized means of communication that reach large numbers
of diverse people quickly & efficiently.
Social Stratification, Social
Mobility & Sport
C H A P TER 1 2
When men and women compete on the athletics
field socioeconomic status disappears. Black or
white, Christian or Jew, rich or poorall that
matters is that youre out there on the field g
Jan 22, 2014
Nigeria became the first African nation to book their place at next summers World
Cup Finals following a 2-0 win over Ethiopia in the second leg if their play-off in
MINORITIES & SPORT
RACISM IN SPORT
Is there racism in sport?
Sports are competitive - fans, coaches and
players want to win, so the color of the players
skin is not a factor
The proportion of African America