Unformatted text preview: how one ought to behave III. Ritual Effect a. Elements of Ritual Include i. Group Interacting ii. Common Focus of Attention iii. Common Emotional Mood iv. Sacred Object or symbol of the group b. Effects i. Consciousness of kind: who believes the same things I do? ii. Solidarity: Obligations of those who believe as I do iii. Ethnocentrism: We are the Best IV. Work Characteristics: a. Work in gangs that control all hiring and firing b. Work is emotionally engaging i. Dangerous ii. Friendship V. Alcohol as a Sacred Object a. Alcohol is powerful symbol of sandhog community b. If you do not drink, you cannot be a sandhog...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, sacred object, emotionally charged beliefs, American Folk Devil, Common Emotional Mood