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Sport and Modernity
Sport and Modernity
2.1 Introduction

This chapter provides an introduction to the ways in which sociology seeks to analyse and understand sport in the context of a world that is undergoing rapid change. To achieve this, the discussion that follows has four broad aims. These are to: (1) introduce you to sociology and explain how it can play an important role in the understanding of sport in contemporary society; (2) encourage your development of a ‘sociological imagination’ so that you can more fully comprehend how sport is both a product of and influence on that changing world; (3) introduce you to a number of sociological concepts that will aid your understanding of the social processes that have had a pivotal role in the ...

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