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Unformatted text preview: Levels of Sociological Analysis Macrosociology (Large-Scale Features of Social Life) Functionalism, Conflict theory Microsociology (Focus on Social Interaction) Symbolic Interactionism The Macrosociological Perspective Sociological Significance of Social Structure The framework of society that is already laid out before one is born Guides our Behavior Behavior Decided by Location in Social Structure Culture Social Class (Wealth, Power, Prestige) Social Status :Ascribed, Achieved, Status Symbols, Master Statuses, cut across the other statuses one holds: gender, wealth); Status inconsistency (mismatch between statuses) Status is occupied Roles (behaviors, obligations, privileges) Role is played (Expectations) Groups Social Institutions Sociological Significance of Social Institutions Social Institutions in Industrialized Societies Family Religion Education Economics Medicine Politics Law Science Military...
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