Unformatted text preview: result, there also appears to be a corresponding move away from ascribed to achieved statuses. Discuss these changes in terms of possible consequences on the importance of family and other primary groups. What do you see as an effect on people’s lives in terms of their interactions and their abilities to form new primary groups? 3. What functions would primary groups, secondary groups, in-groups, out-groups, and reference groups serve for in a formal organization. What dysfunctions m ight occur as a result of the presence of each? 4. Weber points out five characteristics of a bureaucracy. How m ight these characteristics be A) a function and B) a dysfunction?...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Following, DYSFUNCTION, LSO, ARY Group