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1. What is meant by the ‘intravidual’? How does the work of Simmel, Milgram, and Granovetter help define this concept? Use specific examples. Intravidual is a term that explains the changes in which society communicates. In a society long ago, affiliations were limited to face to face communication (p. 184). In society, today, with the advancement in technology, communication between groups and individuals have little physical contact (p. 184). Simmel believed that individuals being able to join groups has changed an individual’s sense of oneself (p. 186). Simmel believed that the number of group affiliation was a characterization of our modern society (p. 186). In modern-day society, we live in having a lot of affiliations that can be used to an individual’s advantage which is seen in Milgram’s experiment (p. 188). In Milgram’s experiment individuals from Omaha, Nebraska had to send a letter to a person they knew to get a stockbroker (p. 188). The aim of this was to get a stockbroker from places like Sharon, Massachusetts using connection; it took 8 different communications to reach the said places (p. 188). For the Granovetter study, he interviewed professionals to determine how they got their jobs (p. 189). During this interview, he determined that most individuals obtained jobs from respondents they saw rarely (p. 189). It can be said that weak ties provide vast opportunities for individuals (p. 189). In society today the more connections an individual makes, it increases the opportunity to find a job, and with that jo comes power (p. 189).
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2. Williams maintains that social inequality is visible even in seemingly insignificant interactions in a toy store. Using specific examples from the text, outline her position and provide a critique of it. In this study, Williams observed the social interactions between employees and customers in the toy warehouse and diamond toys (p. 209). In the toy warehouse, Williams worked as at the service desk (p. 208). During her time working at the toy warehouse Williams, a middle-aged
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