340Lecture08.5

340Lecture08.5 - Individualism Dimension Collectivist In...

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COM 340 1 Collectivist Individualist In society, people are born into extended families or clans who protect them in exchange for loyalty. "We" consciousness holds sway. Identity is based on the social system. There is emotional dependence of individual on organizations and institutions. The involvement with organizations is moral. The emphasis is on belonging to organizations; membership is the ideal. Private life is invaded by organizations and clans to which one belongs; opinions are predetermined. Expertise, order, duty, and security are provided by organization or clan. Friendships are predetermined by stable social relationships, but there is need for prestige within these relationships. Belief is placed in group decisions. Value standards differ for in-groups and out- groups (particularism) In society, everybody is supposed to take care of himself/herself and his/her immediate family. "I" consciousness holds sway. Identity is based on the individual. There is emotional independence of individual
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course SOC Soc2957 taught by Professor Anston during the Summer '97 term at Hawaii.

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340Lecture08.5 - Individualism Dimension Collectivist In...

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