14 Social Institutions and Social Organizations

14 Social Institutions and Social Organizations - -Creation...

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Social Institutions and Social Organizations Social Organizations Stable patterns of social relationships among individuals and groups in a society. They are responsible to creating inequality and preserving it All societies, organizations, or families have some type of organization - Family organization is to raise children - In a church, there is a stable pattern; no one tells you what is going to happen but you already know There are four main features to social organizations… - Established structure is a building, or people assigned to certain tasks - Coordinated functional activities are those of a mother and father - The end are objectives that you want to reach - Agents of ordering Human agents are those who keep order (priest, president of frat, etc.) Socio-cultural agents are traditions performed over many generations in a certain organization. Praying in Hindu religion might seem strange to an outsider but it is important to it’s members The four operations of social organizations…
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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 others 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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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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