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Group 1 Cultural Leveling: Macro- Very large, very broad (entire team) Micro- Very small (only about a few people) Meso- In between (neighborhood, long distance family) Tuskegee Study Dramaturgy: A sociological perspective stemming from symbolic interactionism o Symbolic interactionism People act toward things based on the meaning those things have for them; and these meanings are derived from social interaction and modified through interpretation. The two-way process of symbols George Herbert Mead Showed that small interactions happen every day that show that American Society believes… Out-Group: A social group towards which an individual feels contempt In-Group: a social group towards which an individual feels loyalty and respect Ethnography- the genre of writing that presents varying degrees of qualitative and quantitative descriptions of human social phenomena, based on fieldwork Interplay: Interaction between an individual and the sociological world around them Structuration: An attempt to reconcile theoretical dichotomies of social systems such as agency/ structure , subjective/objective, and micro / macro perspectives. o Interplay Conflict Theory: Karl Marx o Defined the theory of Communism More like socialism Ideas were revolutionary o “How does higher education help the powerful keep the weak down?” Question that Karl Marx would ask
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Group 2 Survey- Series questions posed to respondents, verbal or written Primary Group- Small groups with extended contact and high emotional attachments A family Group of friends Sports team Secondary Group- More impersonal groups established for specific tasks with structured and specific roles Study Group Macro-level: analyzes societies , social systems or populations on a large scale or at a high level of abstraction Middle Range Theory: Aimed at bridging the gap between the theory and empirical evidence Criticized both radical or narrow empiricism which stresses solely on the collection of data without any attention to a theory Social Organization- Networks of statuses and groups created for a specific purpose Formal Organizations o Involve bureaucracy: a system of jobs organized around a common goal Nature of organizations: We cannot live without these organizations o Social networks: direct and indirect connections that link a person with a group or other people of other groups o Social networks: help with jobs, open up resources, social capital (benefits) The internet- large scale Family- small scale Rational Choice Theory- a framework for understanding and often formally modeling social and economic behavior Has recently become employed in sociology Culture: The values members of a given group hold, the norms they follow, and the material goods they create. It’s a way of life or a design for living. I.
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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