Sociology and Sports
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Sports are a big part of human culture in all parts of the world. It is truly something that transcends all races, ages and social constructs. Sociology or sport is a subfield of sociology that is very important to understanding more about how people behave in certain social environments. Sports and gender have a lot to do with sociology in this case.
As it stands and has stood for a long time, sports are often enjoyed by men. Researchers study this in social groups of men that enjoy participating and watching sports. Then there are women that engage in sports as well as watching. There are instances where men that do not enjoy sports are viewed as less manly or feminine while women that enjoy sports may be viewed either positively or negatively depending on the social network they are a part of. Some classes of society might view women and sports as two things that don't go together while other cultures may embrace it. These are all the things that are studied when it comes to sports and sociology. Why, just going to a football game can provide a lot on insight to a person researching this topic as they observe the behaviors or the different people in the crowd.