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Chapters 4 and 5 - Chapter 4 Social interaction the process...

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2/14/11 Chapter 4 Social interaction- the process by which people act and react in relation to others Status- a social position that a person holds Ascribed status- receives at birth or takes involuntarily Achieved status- social position a person takes on voluntarily that reflects personal ability and effort Master status- a status that shapes a person’s entire life ( Can be negative or positive ) Ex) gender, physical disability Role- behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status A person holds a status and performs a role Varies by culture In every society, actual role performance varies according to a person’s unique personality Some societies permit more individual expression than others Role Set- A number of roles attached to a single status ( See figure 4.1) Differ by society Might or might not be important to social identity Role Conflict Role Strain Role Exit- the process by which people disengage from important social roles Process beings as people come to doubt their ability to continue a certain role
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