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Sociology Of Sports And Society

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Table of Contents
Introduction 2
Sociology in Sport 2
Access and Equity 2
Access 2
Equity 2
Figueroa Framework 3
Access & Equity in Australia 3
Figueroa Framework “Interpersonal” 3
“Interpersonal” Impact on decisions this paragraph should flow directly on from the previous paragraph 5
Barriers 5

Introduction
Sociology in Sport
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. (Crossman, 2015). It also looks at the relationship between sports and social inequality and social mobility (Crossman, 2015).
Access and Equity
Access
The process by which efforts are made to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background, experiences and circumstances, can gain access to services and facilities that they need to achieve their own potential in life (Casebourne & Britton, 2002)
Equity
Equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognizing inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structures of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or social or economic status (England, 2010).

Figueroa Framework
Professor Peter Figueroa developed a tool to
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