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Social functions of sports and a new interpretation ofits culture values
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Pages: 23-28
Year: Issue:  6
Journal: Journal of Shandong Institute of Physical Education and Sports

Keyword:  sportsfunctionalismvalue theorysocial functionthree enemiesculture value;
Abstract: Sports is not only a social phenomenon but also an indispensable link to prosperity of cul-ture,which has important social functions and rich cultural values.As a cultural phenomenon, sports have the function of entertainment and exchange,symbolic emblem,condensing and regula-tion.In respect of cultural development,people overcome natural enemies,which highlights the sports'material cultural value,namely,the expression of humanized nature and ecological regression of naturalized man;people resolve social competition with their partners,which presentssports'sys-tem behavior value:aspiration of constraint on converting enemies into friends and standard goal of harmonious coexistence;people are also encouraged to challenge themselves,which shows sports'spiritual cultural value:self transcendence of puzzle crack and faith is the power to be called.
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