Chapters 6-10 review Questions and Answers

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Review Questions Chapters 6-10, Giddens, Introduction to Sociology In using these questions to guide your reading and highlight key points, try to keep your answers short. Limiting your answers to a few sentences will help to identify the most important ideas, and identifying the main ideas will help to organize other details. Also try to link each answer to a concrete example – this will help you to remember answers for the exam. Chapter 6 – Groups, Networks, and Organizations 1. How does a social group differ from a social aggregate and a social category? How does a primary social group differ from a secondary social group? 2. How does behavior in triads differ from behavior in dyads? How do intensity, stability, and exclusiveness in large groups compare to small groups? 3. What does the research of Asch and Milgram tell us about the willingness of people to conform to group pressure? How does the concept of group-think reflect pressure toward conformity? 4. How can network ties confer advantages on individuals? How do network ties on the internet differ from those involving face-to-face interaction? 5. What is an organization? What is a formal organization? In what ways are organizations more important today than in the past? 6. What are the characteristics of a bureaucracy? How do informal relations differ from formal relations, and what dysfunctions can formal relations cause? 7. What advantages does an organic organization have over a mechanistic organization? Which type of organization seems best suited for the modern world of social change? 8. What forms does surveillance take in an organization? Does surveillance appear to work well in business organizations? 9. How does a bureaucracy limit democratic procedures according to the iron law of oligarchy? 10. How do modern organizations shape gender relations? How do liberal and radical feminist viewpoints differ on how to address the problem? Have women managers adopted typically male management styles?
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