Figueroa's Framework Of Sports Sociology

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Sociology of sports, also referred to as sports sociology, is the study of the relationship between sports and society. It examines how culture and values influence sports, how sports influences culture and values, and the relationship between sports and media, politics, economics, religion, race, gender, youth, etc. An example of a typical “Australian” sport that is recognised in society would be rugby, or AFL. It has been displayed as a typical Australian sport because of our culture and the media always recognising and having several stories about these “Australian” sports each night on the news. It also looks at the relationship between sports and social inequality and social mobility. Figueroa’s framework was developed by Professor Peter…show more content…
It explores how various institutions within society create and propagate overt and covert rules and regulations designed to support the dominant cultural group within the institution. Society is full of written and unwritten rules that impact upon the access to sport and physical activity for Australians right across the country. Some rules are embedded into our society, that they present as obstacles to participation for some members of society to the degree that they may be considered discriminatory. All the way through my schooling life, I have never been introduced to the sport of dance until Grade 10. This therefore hindered me in participating in the sport of dance because of me not needing to and not wanting to. A solution that addresses this issue in the institutional level, is to implement Dance into the curriculum of schools from Kindergarten through to Grade 12 all across Australia. This would then make it so children are being exposed to Dance at a young age and they will most likely be able to form their own opinions and beliefs towards dance. A sport that has become involved with the younger children, would be Milo in2Cricket. The program is designed for boys and girls from 5 to 8 years old. It is experience based and builds it foundations on the essentials for lifelong involvement in physical activity and sport. It has been recognised across Australia and become extremely successful having over 200,000 children involved in the last season. Due to the overwhelming participation and involvement kids are having in these programs, in the 2013-14 season, the National Cricket Census recorded 1.106 million Australians participating in Cricket. This justifies the point of involving kids at a young age to get them participating in the sport will then have them having their own opinions on the

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