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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
 


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People assign arbitrary value to social differences
Directly related to social stratification is social hierarchy, or, as many scholars have called it, the difference that difference makes. This concept is both simple and complex for social scientists, and it takes on unique complications in sport and physical activity.
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Advocating for ethical and humane sports and physical activity
Some of the most powerful people in everyday aspects of sport and physical activity are parents in youth program settings, volunteer coaches, and community members who use their social roles to advance preferred forms of sport for participants, teams, and neighborhoods (e.g., national movement for open streets).
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Gain perspective on nationalism in the context of sport and physical activity
Do you remember cheering for your favorite team or athlete during the Olympic Games? Do you have relatives or friends from outside your country who took great pride when their home country did well in the Olympics or other international sporting event?
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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. This text explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers in sport and physical activity.

© 2016
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Book   176 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450421027
 

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