Unformatted text preview: SYG 2000: Lecture 14. Chapter 5: Groups within Society I. Difference between group, category, and aggregate A. aggregate: individuals who temp share same phys space/dont see belonging together 1. examples: people waiting in checkout line/drivers parked at a red light B. category: is a statistic/people who share similar characteristics/eg men &gt;6ft tall C. group: interact with one another and think of themselves as belonging together 1. prevent anomie: small groups give sense of meaning/purpose;buffer b/ ind &amp; soc a. anomie: Emile Durkheim saw as bewildering sense of not belonging create by soc II. Primary groups: give intimate face-to-face interaction/give identity/feeling who we are A. fundamental: in forming social nature/ideals of individual/we internalize their views III. Secondary groups: larger/&gt; anonomous/formal/impersonal/interact on basis spec roles A. hunting &amp; gathering &amp; horticultural societies: entire society forms a primary group B. tend break down into primary groups:since freq fail satis deep need for intimate assocB....
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- Sociology, soc a. anomie, A. small group, aggregate A. aggregate, primary group B.