Unformatted text preview: Looking at the 12th floor of a skyscraper…you see a different kind of order - another picture Rules like you don't walk in the street. You wait to cross the street. People are driving. Cars are all in the same direction People know they have to wait for the light to change - how do they know this? People are NOT taking a dump on the sidewalk (they know social appropriateness) People here all know a certain social order. You see this at the 12th floor, but not so much at the ground level Sociology - we look for patterns at the collective level that might not be visible at the individual level (people share same ideas of what shouldn't be done -> this is what makes times square work even though it's super crowded) Rules are learned, and they are not a trivial process o...
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- Spring '10
- Sociology, 30%, Times Square, Andrea Mueller, 12th floor, times square work