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Rethinking the View on Women in Contact Sports

   

Added on  2019-09-18

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Running Head: Sociology Essay
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2SociologyTable of ContentsIntroduction:...............................................................................................................................3Main Body:.................................................................................................................................3Socialisation of the athlete into sports:..................................................................................3Experiences of the athlete regarding the two issues:.............................................................6Perception of the athlete about their sporting subculture:......................................................9Conclusion:..............................................................................................................................10References:...............................................................................................................................11
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3SociologyIntroduction:Mark Blair 26 years old is a rugby player. He is one of the current rugby players in the national rugby team of England. He is playing for the last 5 years and has attended various international and national events. His interview has been taken as he seemed to be most viable to be the respondent for the interview. The interview has been constructed with the aimof collecting information regarding the two issues that the athlete has experienced. He has been selected for the interview as he has undergone injury in the last month and has been under medical supervision for his shoulder injury. He has helped to accomplish the interview with resources needed for the understanding of the impacts of the issues. For the case study the two issues that have been chosen are gender and injury. In rugby sports these two issues are very significant as in the United Kingdom there exists gender discrimination in various sports formats including contact sports like rugby. The possibilities of injuries are common incontact sports like rugby [ CITATION Joe09 \l 1033 ]. The case study is based on the implications of symbolic interactionism theory. This theory is one of the major frameworks inthe field of sociology where the society is analyzed on the basis of the meaning that the individuals inflict on the objects, conducts or events. The interview responses of the athlete are based on this theory [ CITATION Ash171 \l 1033 ]. Main Body:Socialisation of the athlete into sports:Socialization exists in the sports to great extent. The influence of the background or the surrounding is an important aspect in socialization of athlete. Many individuals are born with characteristics where they are inclined towards the sports but there are some individuals who are motivated by the members of the family members and friends and others in the society.
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4SociologyThe socialization has also impacted the discrimination of gender in case of sports. The males find it easier to get a place in sports while the females are supposed to follow some of the social norms and are not that much encouraged being in sports. There have been many progressive actions taken and that has resulted in the inclusion of females in sports across the world. The athletes of the modern time have started to overlook the negative impacts of socialization and have accepted the positive impacts. The socialization makes individuals to interact with many other people in the society and that helps them to come in contact with different views [ CITATION Hai17 \l 1033 ]. They are motivated through interactions with the others who are engaged in sports. The outlooks of the individuals change. They come to know about the different issues that are faced by the persons already in the sports. The injury and gender discrimination are two major and common issues that are found to exist in world of sports. The interview has been focused on the socialisation of the athlete into the sports. He has shared his story during the interview. He has said that he has been born and brought up in a family where the sports are considered to be very important. He has seen his father to be engaged with soccer. His father has played in many soccer leagues at national level but at his later ages he could not continue because of his profession. Mark’s mother has also keenness towards tennis and she used to be champion in her high school days. But she has also left due her household responsibilities. Mark has one brother and sister. Their parents have always encouraged them to be in sports. His elder brother 30 years old is a soccer player and has been doing well for the last 10 years. His sister has been found to be interested in rugby sports but she has not been allowed as their parents did not allow her on the ground she is a girl and rugby is a contact sport and there are much vulnerabilities in it. Mark has been influenced by his family and especially his elder brother who has always been one of the biggest supports in his life. He has been playing rugby since his high school days and then he
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