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October 12, 2010 Intro to Sociology Bureaucracies and Work alienation What is work alienation? > A feeling of not being connected to those around you > A feeling of being a cog in a wheel Are there characteristics of your worker school that encourage alienation? What are they? > Positions (i.e. employee vs. manager; student vs. teacher, etc.) Social Group: persons who think of themselves as belonging together, and they interact with one another.
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Unformatted text preview: Aggregate- i.e. people in an elevator. Occupy same space, but no connection. What would you guess is the difference between a primary social group and a secondary social group? Groupthink- collective tunnel vision that groups sometimes develops. Members think alike. In-groups: groups we feel a loyalty to Out-groups: groups that we feel antagonistic towards. Group size affects stability, intensity, and structure....
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