The section "Sociology of the Body and Sport" was created in 2005 from the merger of the working group "Sociology of the Body" and the section "Sociology of Sport".
The sociology of the body is a young sub-discipline of sociology that investigates the relationship between body and society: How do social values and norms, systems of knowledge and ideas, structures and technologies shape the human body? How is social reality produced and represented by bodily practices, how is it supported, changed or questioned by bodily sensations?
The sociology of sport has both the body as an object of formation and the active and acting body of the sportsman or woman as its object of investigation. The importance of the body in sports refers the sociology of sport to the sociology of the body.