SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT
Studying the sport as a social phenomenon.
Linking it to other social concepts:
Studying sociology of sport started in 1970’s.
WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
The pioneer: Auguste Comte (Francia)
Objective: apply scientific method to social phenomenons.
1838 the term "sociology” was created.
Processes of human society
Habits of consumption.
Sport allow the building of national and personal
Allows one to channel agressiveness in a positive way.
Sport emerged during the Industrial Revolution.
Sport emanated capitalist views.
Study long term (evolution of human behaviour).
The more refined societies also have more refined
Sport is much more than simply practice. Rather, it’s a
key to the modernization of society.
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.
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.
The two faces of sport
Professionals compete for entertainment purposes.
A concept born in the UK & the USA: show business.
It’s a pasttime for common people.
Allow integration in the society
Distance yourself through elitist sport.
Sport and fair play
Diego Armando Maradona
Boca Juniors, Barça
In Argentina is "Dios".
1991 put in jail for drugs.
1983 ads against drugs.
•Ajax, Barça (1973-8) and
•One of the best players of
•1988-1996 coach for Barça.
•He was smoker.
•February of 1991 heart
•Ad against smoking.
Juventus, Barça (2006-8).
He is an “Intellectual”.
He has a foundation