In his insightful essay, “Mundanity of Excellence” Chambliss puts forth three ways of attaining excellence and defines excellence as “consistent superiority of performance”. Chambliss asserts that excellence can be achieved through qualitative shifts in the domain of developing skills. Quantity of skills has no relation absolutely with development of human talent. And, in order to assert his point he takes the reference of the case of Olympic swimmers and their difference of skills with the swimmers from the club level (Jón Erlendsson, “The Mundanity of Excellence (Chambliss)”).
Sociological study throbs on the empirical investigation and critical analysis to draw an inference related with the social structure and activity of a human being. From a sociological perspective, therefore it seems a complete balance between the gene and the environment can deliver a perfect ground for the delivery of a perfect and excellence of human activity (Chambliss, “The Mundanity of Excellence: An Ethnographic Report on Stratification and Olympic Swimmers”).
From the sociological point of view the argument that Chambliss puts forth in his essay, “Mundanity of Excellence” where he is successfully able to draw a collective interface of the talent, environment and sports as a skill of man is well supported. And, any social scientist would definitely support the point of providing a balanced environment and other co-relatives like talent for refinement of excellence and its