2-18 - Soc February 18, 2010 Interaction Within the Context...

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Soc – February 18, 2010 Interaction Within the Context of Social Institutions I. Introduction a. Building Blocks i. Lowest Level: Groups 1. Group : two or more people who engage of patterned interaction over an extended period of time a. Ex: getting on the same bus for everyday for 40 years and interacting with other passengers 2. Sociologists are not interested in the way people behave in isolation 3. The interaction between the two people is patterned, not random. There are recurring features. 4. It is not a one shot deal. Three people coming together for 20 min does not constitute as a group in a sociological perspective. The interaction has to occur over an extended period of time . 5. Groups exist within larger aggregates a. We could consider the student body at UT an aggregate. Multiple groups consist within the student body. b. Ex: Chat rooms, usually there are new people there, but sometimes the same people are always there—creating a group. II. Institutions a. Groups (vs. Aggregates: collections of people that don’t make a group) i. Primary 1. A group is primary if 6 characteristics are present. 2. Relationships are multidimensional 3. As a general rule, primary is characterized by frequent interaction 4. Strong emotional ties between the members 5. Strong sense of identification ( solidarity ) with the group itself, as well as with the people who comprise the group
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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