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SPMT 1312: Sport in Society: Welcome

Sport in Society

Useful levels of analysis from Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

Social categories: A collection of individuals who have at least one attribute in common but otherwise do not necessarily interact

Social Structures: Social patterns through which a society is organized

Sociological Perspective: The view that our social backgrounds influence our attitudes, behavior, and life chances

Social Norms: Cultural standards and expectations for behaving

Also consider concepts like social phenomena (collective behavior, social movements), systematic stratification, social control, deviance, social class, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, power and authority, social change, etc.