Lecture Notes 061506

Lecture Notes 061506 - mile d stratification – the...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 June 15, 2006 Network – a pattern or relationship of linkages among some set of actors Concepts - group - network - structure - solidarity - society – a relatively self-contained and self-sufficient group of people who  are united by social relationships o always has a social boundary (people know to which society they  belong) o typically have a physical boundary as well (occupy a specific  territory) o Have social structures (or simply social structure Social Structures a) sex ratio – how many males per 100 females b) age ratio c) population density – on average, how many people there are per square 
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Unformatted text preview: mile d) stratification – the unequal distribution of things that people perceive as valuable o property, power, prestige People can be either upwardly or downwardly mobile. Status(es) – refers to the positions that we occupy Ie. Doctor, patient, son, mother, etc. a) achieved statuses – you have to do something in order to get ex. President, college graduate, criminal, etc. b) ascribed statuses – you don’t have to do anything to get ex. Gender, race, hereditary titles...
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