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Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sean Ryan

Jan 11 – PERLS 104 Review Key Terms Overarching themes • Social Construction – unwritten social conventions of beliefs, ideas, norms and values of society. • Neoliberalism – a political philosophy that is adopted by the western world that says government should be run like a business. When government is run like a government, it is bad. If govt is run like a business, excess will be eliminated. Govt departments that don’t do necessary work will be cut. Services cant be given out for free. Ex. Snow scraping is done minimally because it doesn’t bring in money for the city. Neoliberalism stresses that you be responsible for your own life. Neoliberalism is based on you personally working to be successful. If you don’t become successful, you are responsible for that • Capitalism – the economic side of the govt • Free market ideology – govt shouldn’t intervene. Govt doesn’t regulate the economy and just lets it run. • Individualism - is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes "the moral worth of the individual". Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance while opposing external interference upon one's own interests by society or institutions such as the government • Discourse – a way of knowing. The way of knowing and doing. Its about action and doing. Discourse is specific, a certai
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