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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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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Social Institutions and Social Organizations