Sociologist Francesco Duina has written a new book about the sociology of competition:
“My goal was to figure out what the language of competition is all about,” he said. About 90 percent of the book is analysis, looking at winning in politics, business, sports and elsewhere, he said.
He compared European, North American and Asian societies and he broke down different ways of winning, comparing the consistent winners to the ones who won only occasionally and to the steady losers.
I would be curious to read about how American competition differs from that found in other countries. Additionally, it would be interesting to know how kids in different settings are taught about winning and competition.