ch4 - Macrosociology Society Social structure Statuses and...

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Unformatted text preview: Macrosociology Society Social structure Statuses and Roles Groups Social solidarity Microsociology Social interaction Personal Space Dramaturgy Impression management Saving Face Social Construction of Reality Macrosociology analysis of social life that focuses on broad features of sociology Microsociology analysis of social life that focuses on social interaction It is important to use both levels of analysis in order to gain a complete understanding of social life. Society a group of people who interact within a defined territory and display a common culture Structure-- the typical patterns of a group Social status-- the social position that an individual occupies in society or a social group Status set--a group of statuses held at a given time Ascribed status--social position that an individual inherits at birth or involuntarily assumes later in life Achieved Status refers to social positions that are earned, accomplished or involve at least some effort or activity on the individuals part Status symbols are signs that identify a status like wedding rings that indicate ones marital status or uniforms that indicate ones occupation Master Status is the status that cuts across the other statuses that an individual occupies Sex, race, gender...
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ch4 - Macrosociology Society Social structure Statuses and...

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