Sociology Review

Sociology Review - 1. Culture materialistic and non...

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1. Culture – materialistic and non materialistic Gender - Race - Class 2. Types of Norms Formal norms - Generally have been written down and specify strict punishments for violators…such as law Informal norms are generally understood by not precisely recorded. Mores – morally significant – things you need to do. Take care of kids. Folkways – less serious offenses. How we dress how we walk, how we  greet everyone. Addressed through ridicule and laughter.  Taboos – serious and emotional/physical content. – very serious kind of mores. Makes you outraged or sick to your stomach. Cannibalism and rape, rape of an infant or a minor. Makes you morally outraged. – vomit quality. Norms that are enforced by the family but not necessarily translated into a form of law. 3. Cultural Lag Nonmaterial – Normally “lags” behind i.e. – cell phones, they change  rapidly, they change way ahead, but the terms of politeness don’t  always catch up.  Material (technology) – Speeds ahead.  When the material culture changes faster than the non material.  4. Manifest and latent function Institutions are open stated, conscious functions. They involve the intended, recognized consequences of an aspect of society such as the university’s role in certifying academic competence and excellence. In contrast, latent functions are unconscious or unintended functions that may reflect hidden purposed of an institution. One latent function of universities is to hold down unemployment and also to serve as a meeting ground for people seeking marital partners. Robert Merton thought of this. 5. Role Strain – o The difficulty that arises when the same social position imposes conflicting demands and expectations…page 99 o You have a number of different expectations at the same time. I.E. three tests on Friday. 6. Role conflict – o The situation that occurs when incompatible expectations arise from two or more social positions held by the same person…page 98 o Inability to manage the three tests on Friday because they are all at 9. o
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Mendlessohn during the Winter '08 term at SD State.

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