(4) Social Interaction in Everyday Life

(4) Social Interaction in Everyday Life - (M Spencer) A man...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/12/09 Social Interaction in Everyday Life (4) (M Spencer)
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5/12/09 A man and a woman are
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5/12/09 Why doesn’t the man ask for directions? He values his independence and is uncomfortable asking for help Why does the woman want to ask for directions? Asking for help reinforces social bonds Getting lost generates conflict bc neither understands the other’s point of view The central concept here is social interaction the process by which ppl act and react in
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5/12/09 Social Structure: A Guide to Everyday Living Status and role
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5/12/09 Status The social position that an individual has Occupy many statuses at once – status set Over your lifetime – gain and lose many statuses Ascribed vs. Achieved Status Ascribed social position you receive at birth or assume involuntarily later on Son, Cuban, widow Achieved social position you assume
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5/12/09 Role Bx expected by someone who holds a particular status Hold a status/ perform a role Role set refers to the # of roles attached to a single status Roles ppl use to define their lives differ from society to society Role Conflict and Role Strain Ppl in high income countries juggle many responsibilities
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5/12/09 Role exit process by which ppl disengage from important social roles Begins as ppl begin to doubt their ability to continue in a certain role They then decide to pursue a new life They carry a self image shaped by an earlier role and must rebuild relationships with those who knew them in an earlier life
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5/12/09 The Social Construction of Reality Street smarts, Thomas Theorem, Ethnomethodology,
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5/12/09 We have considerable ability to shape what happens moment to moment Social construction of reality
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course SOCI 102 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Bridgewater State University.

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