Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Groups and Organizations I Social...

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Chapter 5 Groups and Organizations I Social Groups A. People who interact with one another and create a social structure. - Aggregate- a collection of people who happen to be in the same place at the same time but share little else in common. (Shoppers, passengers on a plane) -Category- a number of people who may never have met one another but share similar characteristics. (education level, age, race, gender) B. Types of Groups -Cooley's Primary and Secondary Groups- primary group ) small, less specialized group in which members engage in face -to-face emotion-based interactions over an extended period of time ( significant others ), secondary group ) a larger, more specialized group in which the members engage in more impersonal, goal-oriented relationships for a limited period of time ( sizes of the group may vary ). -Sumner's Ingroups and Outgroups- insiders are members of the group and outsiders are not. Group boundries may, or may not be formal (membership), they may
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '08 term at Mt. San Jacinto College.

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Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Groups and Organizations I Social...

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