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1 Flashcards for Sociology 100 Chapter 5 SOCIAL INTERACTION, GROUPS, AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE Achieved status A social position that a person attains largely through his or her own efforts. Agrarian society The most technologically advanced form of preindustrial society. Members are engaged primarily in the production of food but increase their crop yield through technological innovations such as the plow.
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2 Alienation . A condition of estrangement or dissociation from the surrounding society. Ascribed status A social position that is assigned to a person by society without regard for the person’s unique talents or characteristics. Avatar A three dimensional model, two dimensional icon, or constructed personality that is assumed by the user of an Internet site
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3 Bureaucracy A component of formal organization that uses rules and hierarchical ranking to achieve efficiency. Bureaucratization The process by which a group, organization, or social movement becomes increasingly bureaucratic. Classical theory An approach to the study of formal organizations that views workers as being motivated almost entirely by economic rewards.
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Coalition A temporary or permanent alliance geared toward a common goal. Formal organization A group designed for a special purpose and structured for maximum efficiency. Gemeinschaft
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Tba during the Fall '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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