Sociology topic 5 social structure

Sociology topic 5 social structure - Sociology topic 5...

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Sociology topic 5 Social structure 1. What is a social structure? a. Examples i. Group 1. 2+ people 2. Unity 3. Stable pattern of interaction ii. Organization 1. Group designed to achieve specific objectives iii. Institution 1. Complex structure of: a. Norms b. Values c. Roles d. Groups e. Organizations f. Careers g. Examples of all i. Family ii. Religion iii. Economics iv. Polity v. Education b. Social structure i. Stable and routine pattern of interaction or relationship
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ii. Maybe simple or complex, concrete or abstract 2. Components of social structure a. Status i. Position in social structure 1. Achieved vs. ascribed 2. Master status a. Occupation b. Race c. Gender d. Deviant status b. Role i. Set of expectations attached to a position ii. Includes rights and duties iii. Things to remember about roles 1. Role performance is not a role 2. Single status may involve a number of roles- role set iv. Role conflict 1. When two roles are incompatible a. Father vs. labor force participant b. Teacher vs. researcher
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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