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Explaining Violence In Competitive Sport |

Akash Deep, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


This  article seeks to  use   selected sociological theories to  accountfor  the phenomenon  of Violence  in  sport.  Two main theoretical approaches are employed herein: thefunctionalist/structuralist approach and symbolic interactionism. The analysis thatfollows leads to the conclusion that Violence which occurs in sport ispredominantly a consequence of Violence in modern societies. Sport, in turn, isjust a convenient area for violent behaviours to be manifested, which oftenhappens more clearly and conspicuously than in societies