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Unformatted text preview: people with common statuses Ex: Bengal fans, women, Catholics, etc. Crowd groups with little interaction Ex: people waiting in line In some cases, a crowd can become a social group A tragedy can turn a crowd into a social group Culture has become McDonald-ized 1. Efficiency things need to be done quickly a. Wal-Mart, cell phones, slim fast, microwave 2. Calculability everything is highly calculated a. Weight of food, planners, commercials on T.V at the same time 3. Uniformity & Predictability people shy away from change/ the unknown 4. Control through automation a. Self-checkouts, computer shopping...
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '06 term at Kentucky.
- Spring '06