Essay on ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

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Any Given Sunday: A Sociological Analysis
Douglas R. Chace
Ashford University
SOC 318
Submitted: November 30, 2009

Abstract
This paper explores the movie “Any Given Sunday” and attempts to discuss the movie in detail by focusing on character examples of the personal functions of sport such as feelings of belongingness and social identification, the socially acceptable outlet for hostile and aggressive feelings, and the role sport plays as a cultural element to bring meaning to life. Additional attention will be given to aspects of extra-sport character behavior and a determination of whether or not such behaviors support sport stereotypes and/or deviant characteristics. Through internet research, library
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Other 's might argue that it 's skill, and not in the least way violent. Although we really can 't give a straight and to the point answer to the question “Is aggression an Instinct?” We can say that in man, as in other animals, there exists a physiological mechanism when stimulated it raises both subjective feelings of anger and leads to physical changes, which relate to fighting. This is easily set off, and like other emotional responses, it is very stereotyped, and instinctive. Just like one aggressive person is like a very angry person; they resemble one another at the psychological level, (Toch, H. 1992. p. 180). High levels of aggression and attempts at intimidation generate a tremendous amount of action. This might be a factor to why contact sports are so popular. Consequently, the popularity of contact sports leads many to view them as a socially acceptable outlet for hostile and aggressive feelings. Sports are not the only area where men use physical force to achieve their goals, by any means. “Specifically, they are more likely to use brawn and physical force, particularly in the sample of movies. On television, about one in ten men (11%), compared to 7 percent of the women, uses physical force. In the movies, on the other hand, more than half of the men (53%), compared to 19 percent of the women, use physical force. Moreover, in the

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