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Darren Bahnsen Notes Day #3 1/16/09 What is social structure? o Statuses o Roles o Institutions o Groups o Organizations  Theoreticial Perspectives: o Structural functionalism o Conflict theory Feminist theory o Interactionism or the Phenomenological approach Dramaturgy Symbolic interactionism Ethnomethodolgy  Social Structure: Composed of:  -Networks of status positions -The roles for each status position -The cultural systems associated with the positions in the network  chapter (4) Satuses and roles
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Network of status positions o Status: socially defined position  Ascribed and achieved statuses 
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Unformatted text preview: Status set Master status • The roles for each status position o Roles: expectations of position Role performance Status is the position, role is the expectation. There are roles we are expected to play when we are of a specific status. Role conflict the expectations for your behavior conflict. Can’t be in two places at once. Roles that we occupy have different role expectations and we can’t always fulfill both at once. Ie: Worker and student....
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