Sociology 1 Leidner routinization

Sociology 1 Leidner routinization - Sociology 1 Section 115...

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Sociology 1 Section 115 Writing Assignment #2 It is often common of our society to turn to personality theories to explain actions of individuals. However, it has been greatly supported by the writings of researchers such as Goffman, Milgram, and Leidner, that one’s behavior is rather attributed to surrounding sociological forces, or the situation one is placed in. Our personal behavior varies in different situations, and this is not because our personalities are constantly changing. Personality, subsequently, is shaped by exposure to situations of our pasts. This is clearly demonstrated in the Milgram experiments of the 1960s, in which affable men possessing seemingly respectable personalities relinquish complete obedience in shocking a victim despite their better moral judgments. In Fast Food, Fast Talk, Leidner explores how behaviors, and in turn personalities, are affected by corporate society. McDonalds’s methods of routinization in every aspect of its workforce leave workers with very little room for making their own
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Sociology 1 Leidner routinization - Sociology 1 Section 115...

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