Chapter 5 outline - Chapter 5 - Social Structure and...

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Chapter 5 - Social Structure and Interaction LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Define social interaction and social reality. The process by which people act and react in relation to others. Face to face interaction creates our daily reality. 2. Identify and discuss the various elements of social structure.- a pyramid 3. Discuss the differences between ascribed and achieved statuses. Father-achieved son in law –acribed, Catholic acribed/achieved 4. Identify and describe the various types of social role situations. 5. Discuss the contribution of groups to the function of social structure. 6. Describe the various types of groups. In and out 7. Discuss the impact of social networks and technology on social relationships. 8. Analyze the importance of social institutions. 9. Discuss the importance of social structure from a global perspective. 10. Describe the various characteristics of a bureaucracy. A component of a formal organization that uses rules and hierarchical ranking to achieve efficiency Corp, govt agencies Bureaucratic inertia= tendency of bureaucracies to perpetuate themselves Weber emphasizes the basic similarity of structure and process 1. Division of Labor- specialized task, advancements,alienation- loss of control over creative human capacity to produce separation from the product we make and isolation from our fellow producers. Trained incapacity- a stuation like 911 FBI and didn’t work together. 2. Heirachcy- 3. Written Rules and regulations- kill records Goal displacement- forget to be human, blinded by rules 4. 5. Employment based on technical qualifications- favoritism Peter principle= every employee within a hierarchy tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence.
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Bureaucratic inefficiency= failure of a formal org to carry out the work it performs. 11. Define McDonaldization and discuss the worldwide bureaucratization of society. 1. efficiency- fast is good 2. uniformity-mass produced and standardized, rational 3. control- take human error out by automating everything you can. Concern- dehumanizing, system take over Category vs crowd- strangers who share the same status vs loosely formed collection of strangers. Circumstances can turn a crowd into a group quickly (elevator,Katrina ,911) The Thomas theorem - believe and it becomes reality. Dramaturgical performances -people live their lives much like actors on a stage-presentation of self-a person’s efforts to create specific impressions in the minds of others. Demeanor
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