Social interaction - Social interaction people act and react in relation to others Status is a social position people hold many statuses at one

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Social interaction people act and react in relation to others Status is a social position; people hold many statuses at one time o Status Set – Daughter, sister, student, etc., Ascribed status at birth, as a teenager, gender, ethnicity; o given by society o involuntary o You have it or you don’t; nothing to change it. Achieved status is gained through ability and effort o Social position a person takes voluntarily o Career title, degree title, social impacting work o Ability to gain role depends upon original social position Master Status special importance for the identity o Defines your social identity o Being born into the Kennedy family o Can be negative as well Born with or contract a terminal illness o Gender Role the behavior expected o Depends on your status
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o Clown dresses and acts like a clown, judge acts like a judge Role Set Number of roles = a single status o Professor = teacher, colleague, researcher, etc.,
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 250 taught by Professor Chacon during the Spring '09 term at Western Illinois University.

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Social interaction - Social interaction people act and react in relation to others Status is a social position people hold many statuses at one

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