reinforcement thesis

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The proposition that sport strengthens social inequalities experienced in the wider society and thereby maintains the status quo. For example, it is argued that sport involvement is perceived by the socially disadvantaged as a means of social mobility, thus reducing their frustration and imposing an element of social control. Compare resistance thesis.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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