SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE OF SPORT

Aleš Sekot

Abstract


Sport as a specific form of physical activity plays an mportant role in cultural, economica and political devolopment of global society. Sport is an integral part of of individual forms of leisure, an opportunity for competitive activities, and in growing extent also substituable part of mass culture. Sport reflects given cultural climate and affects  specific forms  of proces of socialization. Top elite sport is for mass of people available via mass media,  regular sportive activities are an effective tool against destructive impacts of sedentary society. Physical activity, physical fitness, wellness and sport form life style of people and are also part of profitable business. Sport is interrelated with important areas of social life, including politics and religion. For sociologists sport is a colourful field reflecting the dynamics of the change in the values, interests and activities of contemporary mankind. 


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