Exam 2 Review - 1. Social Interaction a. The way in which...

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1. Social Interaction a. The way in which people respond to each other 2. 2 Components of Social Interaction a. Status i. Full range of socially defined positions within a large group or society 1. Ascribed Status a. A social position assigned to a person by society without regard for the person’s unique talents or characteristics 2. Achieved Status a. A social position attained by a person largely through his or her own efforts 3. Master Status a. A status that dominates others and thereby determines a person’s general position within a society ii. Role 1. Patters of expected behavior attached to each status a. Role Set i. All the roles attached to a single status ii. Robert Merton b. Role Conflict i. Roles in one status conflict with roles of another c. Role Strain i. Stress that results from conflicting demands within a status d. Role Exit i. The process by which people disengage from important social roles. 3. Ethnomethodology
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a. Study of the way people make sense of their everyday surroundings b. Harold Garfinkle 4. Dramaturgical Analysis a. A view of social interaction that examines people as if they were theatrical performers b. Erving Goffman 5. How social interaction and the theater compare a. People try to act as if they are busier than they are while at work if a supervisor is at work. People at singles bars try to act as if they are waiting on someone. 6. Primary Group a. A small group characterized by intimate, face-to-face association and cooperation b. Generally small c. Relatively long period of interaction d. Intimate, face-to-face association e. Some emotional depth in relationships f. Cooperative friendly 7. Secondary Group a. A formal, impersonal group in which there is little social intimacy or mutual
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOCI 1311 taught by Professor Bouge during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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Exam 2 Review - 1. Social Interaction a. The way in which...

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