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Unformatted text preview: -Creation of human relations-Provision of needs and wants-Creation and maintenance of social order-Predictability: If you live in a certain society you can predict the outcome of a decision or situation ⇒ Based on other’s experiences, we take advice on what will happen in certain situations. Social Institutions • All the beliefs and all the modes of conduct instituted by collectivity (Durkheim)-Mode of conduct is how we do things-If you are involved in an odd activity and it may not be right, since everyone is doing it than it is acceptable-We do things the way other people do them • Set of rules and regulations that govern human needs. • There are six functions of social institutions…-Economic activities-Socialization-Education-Social Control – indd\uvidual around society are controlled by 2 forces of control formal (police, laws ect) informal (social norms)-Religion-Preservation and Transmission of Culture...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Social Organizations Social, Coordinated functional activities, social organizations…