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Sociology of Basketball

Streaming Video - 2006
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Pickup basketball is democracy in action. This program-an astute study of sports sociology-tracks a mixed group of serious amateurs through an eight-month period, studying player culture, hierarchy, and interaction as they manifest in a setting that has no place for referees. Age, gender, race, injuries, and multigenerational families of players are also considered, as are the game rules and social norms that keep this group together. Skill alone governs each player's status, and teamwork and fair play are prized above victory.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Sociology of basketball


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