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Lecture 10-11 Macro- Micro sociology Macro- how we live our life affects everyone. Micro- face to face interaction – “Bottom Up” From the state of being to ‘becoming’ It must be regarded as work in progress It implies that the role you play in society alters it Modifying your expectations, behavior, and position we can change our environment The meaning we give to make the history changes the message structure- set of interrelated parts social structure- pattern of relationship among the basic components in a given social system - Compon ents: social institutions, social classes, social st atus es, social roles, groups, culture… - provide fra m ework for hu m a n societies Social status es: Ascribed status- race, sex, family
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Unformatted text preview: -Can’t control Achieved st atus- things we control • Every st atus com e s with expect ations called roles • Social Roles Primary- inform al (fa mily) Secondary- form al (stude nt-te ach er) Ethnic violence in Rwanda Lecture 10-11 • 2 imbardos mock prison-Guards demonanize the prisoners-Individual behavior is mainly influenced by social forces/ situational contingencies-Given proper environmental circumstances we may create the very social forces that c to shape our behavior-Large-scale ethnic hatred/war transformed doctors-Bystander effect-Everyone waits for someone else to get involved (I don’t need to do anything because someone else will do it)...
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