Lecture Notes 061406 - ends”-Size (the smaller, the more...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 June 14, 2006 Groups - a fundamental subject matter of sociology - two or more entities (including people) who engage in a pattern of  interaction over an extended period of time Groups form within aggregates. Typically, groups describe people. Primary And Secondary Groups - secondary (low) - primary (high) Characteristics: - Intimacy (ie. How well people know one another) - Frequency of interaction - Strong emotional feelings toward group members - Strong identification with group (ie. Solidarity) - Relationships are “ends in themselves” (as opposed to “means to an 
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Unformatted text preview: ends”-Size (the smaller, the more primary) Properties (Characteristics) of Groups 1) Degree of Solidarity Among Members 2) Network Structure Solidarity – the degree to which members identify with the group itself and its members Degree of Solidarity-Increase Solidarity o Similarities o Mutual dependence – equal give and take o Close proximity o Good communication-Decrease solidarity o Different objectives o Loss of trust – due to disproportionate input/rewards Solidarity and conflict interact...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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