Lecture 4 - experience, hard work pays. 2. Social...

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Lecture 4 : Social Institutions and Social Organizations 1. Social Organizations A. What are Social Organizations? Stable patterns of social relationships among individuals and groups in a society. E.g family is associated with one aspect of one’s life- religion, making and raising children B. Main Features Established Structure - have characters that play a role Coordinated Functional Activities - in all social organization, every individual performs a role and the activities associated are coordinated. The End (The Results)- always have a goal to achieve Agents of Ordering Human Agents- you have to dictate or force people to be in order. Parents implementing rules to children Socio-Cultural Agents- you don’t have to ask anyone, it is known Operation of Social Organizations Creation of Human Relations- we create a society where individuals are related with one another Provisions of Needs and Wants Creation and Maintenance of Social Order Predictability- when society is organized, we can predict things for the future; based on
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Unformatted text preview: experience, hard work pays. 2. Social Institutions A. What are Social Institutions? All the beliefs and all the modes of conduct instituted by the collectivity (Durkheim, 1938)-most of our life, tend to be like a slave/live our life on traditions based on majority (majority rules). E.g lesbian/gay are discriminated against because they are minority- may be killed if identified. Set of Rules and Regulations that govern human needs- have to regulate human needs B. Functions of Social Institutions Economic Activities Socialization Education Social Control Religion Preservation and Transmission of Culture- in terms of education people in ruling class may include/exclude things that they want or don’t want you to know; very selective Controls, maintains order, preserve culture C. Interdependence They influence one another. Economy is the center of everything (according to Marxism)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course ISS 002 taught by Professor Cyrusstewart during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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