Sociology 110 Lecture Notes - Sociology 110 Professor Linus...

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Sociology 110Professor: Linus Huang, [email protected]OH: M 1:30-3:30PM 487 BarrowsReaders: Fabiana Silva, Andrei Boutyline, and Amiel Azizollahi3 graded assignments2 take home midterms1 final in-class August 24, 2016 – Lecture 1OrganizationSet of social relationships that are closed/limit the admission of outsidersHas some goals and members to share that goalMembers cooperate in some form to achieve that goalExample: weekend orgs defined by work organizations (unions/corporations), bars Social group that is notan organization: family (doesn’t work together)InstitutionSet of rules, laws, customs, or understandingsShape social interaction in persistent, reproducible, patterned waysBc deviations from patterns are counteracted by routine/sanction (resistance)Unless something comes along to transform the institutionExample: prisonInstitution notan organization: marriage (monogamy), dollar billsMax WeberFormal organizations are governed by bureaucratic authorityoBureaucracy = modern phenomenonMust understand distinction b/t modern and traditional (pre/feudal) societies

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