IS2 - SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King Tuesday, January 22,...

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SOC 1004 spring 2008 Neal King
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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The collective ritual affirmation of cosmologies, which include supernatural beings that have power over our survival and make ethical demands. O Ritual : Scripted group effort focused on a shared symbol O Cosmology : A story about the origin and purpose of reality
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Gathering, and mutual monitoring O Refocus of attention on shared symbol O Pressure to maintain solidarity O Sound, touch, sight O f ocus of attention O deinviduation O incitation of effort O amplification of emotion O Boundaries to outsiders
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Formal vs. natural rituals O Formal scripts vs. typical responses to unforeseen acts (such as attacks) O Forced and failed rituals O Lack of effort/focus reduces solidarity
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Sapir-Whorf—language shapes perception O Affirmation: attribution of agency to symbols O Competition between frames: medical, individual, sociological, religious O On what do we blame bad parties or depression? O Belonging, or solidarity i emotional energy O Identity/exclusion O thus, the boundaries of mutual obligation
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Janis’s finding—the mutual reassurance of groupthink i Conformity and contribution (sacrifice) O Religious/political activity, volunteering
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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