University of Technology Sydney

21655 Sport and Society

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 27342 Sociocultural Concepts for Leisure, Sport and Tourism



This first-year subject provides a critical introduction to the analysis of sport as a social activity, together with the drivers that make sport a major cultural activity. It examines power relations and inequalities in sport, thereby interrogating the assumption that sport is inherently egalitarian and inclusive. The subject examines historical influences on contemporary sport, the role of ideology and policy, the importance of ethics and integrity, the politics of participation, as well as the power of science and technology in high performance sport.

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