Ch4 - Ch. 4-Social Structure & Social Interaction Week 4...

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Ch. 4-Social Structure Week 4
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Sociological Analysis Macrosociology Analysis of social life focusing on how the broad features of social structure influence human behavior Functionalists & conflict theorists
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Social Structure Framework of relationships of people and groups to one another….give direction to and set limits concerning human behavior Components…culture, social class, social status, roles, groups, social institutions…. Sociological significance-social structure impacts/guides human attitudes and behavior
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Social Structure, Cont. All elements work together to maintain social order. Limit Guide Organize……….human behavior
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Social Structure-Components Culture…language, beliefs, values, norms… Social class…income, education, occupational prestige Social status…one’s position in society Ascribed-inherited…race, ethnicity Achieved…student, professional Status symbols
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Social Status, Cont. Master status-status that cuts across all
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course SO 1003 taught by Professor Reed during the Fall '07 term at Mississippi State.

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Ch4 - Ch. 4-Social Structure & Social Interaction Week 4...

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