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Atomistic Property – The result of operations of properties of constituent parts of the group. Can be expressed as rates such as birth rate. Holistic Property – property of some social unit that are not reducible to properties of the constituent parts. Examples would include the presence or absence of some cultural resourse. Relational Property – the product of operations on the relationships of each element to every other element in the group. Examples include networks, power distributions. Rules (as a social property) – rules that define the order and operation of the formation and transformation of groups: or the patterned activity within a group. Example is a Law, suffrage and age restrictions. Role –The behavior (or set of behaviors) expected of a person occupying a particular position in society. roles are consciously articulated and abstracted categories of social “types of persons”. Roles are always paired: father/son, teacher/student Relationship – “Two parties who interact with some regularity over a relatively extended period of time and who view themselves as ‘connected’ to one another form a social relationship.” Social Self – Consists of one’s ideas and attitudes about who one is. Developing a self-image from social interaction. Encounter – “An encounter is a tiny social system formed when two or more persons are in one another’s immediate physical presence and strive to maintain a single (ordinarily spoken) of mutual involvement.” Episode – Episodes are by definition remarkable and dramatic to the participants and therefore to the analyst as well.” Interrupt the flow. Group (small) - A few (up to a dozen or so) people who interact with some regularity over an extended period of time and who conceive of themselves as a social entity (a “we”) form a social group. (Too relatively common purpose, relatively small, face-to-face interaction, generally having a few formal written rules.) Formal organization – Secondary groups designed to achieve specific and explicit objectives. The most common and influential formal organizations are bureaucracies. Micro Sociology – patterns of social relations formed during face-to-face interaction. Families, friendship circles. Macro Sociology- Overarching patterns of social relations that lie outside and above one’s circle of
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY SCA taught by Professor Weiting during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.

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