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Sports&soc ses 05 social function in sport

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Sports&soc ses 05 social function in sport

  1. 1. Ses 05 Sports & Society in Spain & Catalonia Xavier Carmaniu Mainadé
  2. 2. (just a little)
  3. 3. SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT  Studying the sport as a social phenomenon.  Linking it to other social concepts:  Economy,  Politics,  Ideology,  Culture...  Studying sociology of sport started in 1970’s.
  4. 4. WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?  The pioneer: Auguste Comte (Francia)  Objective: apply scientific method to social phenomenons.  1838 the term "sociology” was created.  Sociology investigates:  Structure  Processes of human society  Nature  Examples:  Opinion polls.  Habits of consumption.  etc.
  5. 5. FUNCTIONAL SOCIOLOGY  Sport allow the building of national and personal identities.  Allows one to channel agressiveness in a positive way.
  6. 6. MARXIST SOCIOLOGY  Sport emerged during the Industrial Revolution.  Sport emanated capitalist views.
  7. 7. FIGURATIVE SOCIOLOGY  Study long term (evolution of human behaviour).  The more refined societies also have more refined sporting structures.  Sport is much more than simply practice. Rather, it’s a key to the modernization of society.
  8. 8. STRUCTURALIST SOCIOLOGY  Global overview of sports.  Linking sport with the social structures.  Time & money spent practicing sport, freetime...  Social class influences sport preferences.  Family and social relantionships have influence.
  9. 9. INTERACCIONIST SOCIOLOGY  Diference between :  Association: we can be members.  Institution: we’re subject to their power.  Organitzation: excutive control of behaviourial conduct designed by the Institution.  These 3 concepts have to be framed in every case study.
  10. 10. The two faces of sport  Professional sport.  Professionals compete for entertainment purposes.  A concept born in the UK & the USA: show business.  Amateurs.  It’s a pasttime for common people.  Sport benefits:  Allow integration in the society  Distance yourself through elitist sport.
  11. 11. The modern Gods
  12. 12. Admired by the kids
  13. 13. Your opinion
  14. 14. Sport and fair play http://youtu.be/mBeV8JXBe-g
  15. 15. Diego Armando Maradona  Argentina, 1960  Boca Juniors, Barça (1982-84), Naples...  In Argentina is "Dios".  1991 put in jail for drugs.  1983 ads against drugs.  spot: http://youtu.be/1vRWG _QHFws
  16. 16. Johan Cruyff •Holland, 1947. •Ajax, Barça (1973-8) and USA. •One of the best players of soccer history. •1988-1996 coach for Barça. •He was smoker. •February of 1991 heart attack. •Ad against smoking. •spot: http://youtu.be/KDLjn kXRZUA
  17. 17. Lilian Thuram  France, 1972.  Juventus, Barça (2006-8).  He is an “Intellectual”.  He has a foundation against racism  http://www.thuram.org/

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