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Chapter 13 – Sports and Politics

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC2191
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Chapter13SportsandPolitics042112PoliticsinvolvesprocessesthroughwhichpowerisgainedandusedinsociallifePowerabilitytoinfluencepeopleandachievegoalsAuthorityaformofpowerthatcomeswitharecognizedstatus3levelsofauthorityovariouslevelsofgovernmentobusinessesandcorporationswhosponsorosportorganizationsthatrunsportsatlocalregionaletclevelsSportsGovernmentConnectionsafeguardpublicordermaintaininghealthandfitnesspromotingtheprestigeandpowerofagroupcommunityornationogovernmentofficialsuseinternationalsportstoestablishnationslegitimacyininternationalspherewinninglosingmedalsolocalgovinvolvementinsportscitiesfundsportsclubsteamstopromotethemselvespromoteidentityandunityoexpresscollectivesentimentsanathleteteamrepresentinglargercollectionofpeoplehaspotentialtobringindividualstogetherowhengovinvolvementinsportisintendedtopromoteidentityusuallybenefitssomepeoplemorethanothersmenssportsgettingsponsoredratherthanwomensethicorlanguagegroupssocialclassetcreproducingvaluesconsistentwithdominantideologyosportsmaintainstheideathatsuccessisbasedondisciplineloyaltydeterminationandhardworkodiscoursesurroundingsportsemphasizescompetitionisclearlybestwaytoachievepersonalsuccessincreasingsupportforpoliticalleadersopoliticalleadersuseconnectionswithathletesteamsetctoboosttheiracceptanceinmindsofcitizensothoughtthatiftheysupportsportspeoplevaluetheycanincreasetheirlegitimacyasleaderspromoteeconomicdevelopmentospendmillionsonbidforcertaineventsoftenprovideonlytemporaryboosttotheeconomylocalcitizensleftwithpublicdebtouseeventsasoccasionsformakingcontactswithcorporationslookingfornewsitestolocatetheiroperationsohighlightandpromoteproductsmadebylocalbusinessesCriticalIssuesandGovernmentInvolvementinSports
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