Social Interaction in Everyday Life

Social Interaction in Everyday Life - Social Interaction in...

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Social Interaction in Everyday Life (Chapter 4) 1/22/09 Basic Assumptions and Key Concepts : Basis for Behavior compared to Macro (SF, SC) Meaning of actions Must interpret intentions Take role of others + use symbols (SI) Status Recognized social position Ex. Waitress, student, aunt, Christian Status Set All statuses held at a given time Ascribed Status Social position received at birth or taken involuntarily Achieved Status Earned social position or taken voluntarily Ex. Prison, college Meaning of social status Ascribed affects Achieved-Why? Role of social structure Status symbol May be positive or negative Ex. Ring on left hand(marriage) / criminal (tattooed T or D) Master status Nature of society + culture Ex. Handicap, occupation, prison Basis for how others treat you Role Behavior expected of a particular status Hold a status and perform a role Ex. Taxi=drive, dentist=teeth
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