This thesis was designed as a comparative study of social functions of sport between the United States and Japan. Specifically, the study collected data of the different cultural uses of golf within each country. Local golf pros, of contrasting golf clubs, were interviewed to determine the social differences of a golf course between social classes. Data for the comparison study of the Japanese culture was collected by examining articles which discuss the tremendous golf phenomenon in Japan. The information gathered about Japanese golf was positively related to the theoretical process of hegemony. These findings sharply contrasted the many types of American golf course, both public and private, which assure that golfers of any social or skill level can find an appropriate golf course.
Kardulias, P. Nicholas
Sociology and Anthropology
Chace, R Jameson, "A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Social Implications of Gold" (1997). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6319.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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