Sociology of Sport (SCLG2619)


This unit will examine the relationship between sport and society, particularly the formation and reproduction of social norms and groupings. Analysing society from modernist and post-structuralist perspectives, students will use social theories of discourse, identity formation and power relations to explore the role of sport in the development and reproduction of gender, sexual, class, and racial and national groups. Topics discussed include sport as a vehicle of social empowerment or marginalisation, sport as colonialism, and sport as consumption and popular entertainment.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


10x45wd tutorial papers (10%) and 600wd theory paper (20%) and 2000wd Essay (40%) and 1500wd Take-home exercise (30%)

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Unit of study rules


12 Junior credit points from Sociology

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