SOC 212 - Sports and Society
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Few things have characterized mass culture in the 20th century more consistently and thoroughly than sports. Particularly in their team variety, there is not one industrial country in the world that does not possess at least one major team sport which has attained hegemonic dimensions in that country's culture in the course of this passing century. There can simply be no doubt that team sports as a form of mass culture have been among the most essential ingredients of public life in the 20th century. Why has this been the case? And how did this happen? Moreover, why did the United States deviate from the rest of the industrial world not in terms of the presence of such sports, but in their number and kind? Briefly put, why are baseball, football and basketball (as well as hockey to a certain extent) the hegemonic team sports that defined American mass culture throughout the 20th century whereas no other industrial country has more than two such hegemonic team sports, most often indeed only one — soccer. Why has this sports map remained so stable throughout a highly volatile and ever-changing century? Will this stability persist into the new millennium or will new forces challenge these hegemonic sports and contest them in their respective cultural space?

SOC 212 - Sports and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
45053
Open
2
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
45054
Open
3
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
45055
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
45133
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
45134
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
45135
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
45156
Open
2
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
49053
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
49054
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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