ACTUAL Test 1 Review for SOCI 1001

ACTUAL Test 1 - Review for SOCI 1001 1 Compare a Public issue vs personal troubles i Personal problems involve indivudals character and their

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Review for SOCI 1001 1. Compare a. Public issue vs personal troubles i. Personal problems involve indivudals, character and their relatios with other over which the individual HAS CONTROL 1. Affect relatively few people a. Ex. Gambling problem ii. Public issues involve societal conditions that transcend the individuals and lie beyond our control 1. Abortion laws b. Role conflict vs role strain i. Role conflict is distress people feel whene the demands of two or more roles they play contradict one another 1. Ex. Lady that has a job to do but can’t because her child is sick ii. Role Strain – Distress people feel when one of the roles they play contrains contradictory demands – 1. Ex. Supervisor on the job – told you need more production done but don’t want to make your workers need to extend their hours c. Ascribed Status vs achieved status i. Ascribed status is something that you are born with 1. Being born blind, gender, race, boy or girl ii. Achieved status is positions that we attain through personal effort, choice, competition or lack of choice and opportunity 1. Social class, marital status d. Manifest Functions and Latent Functions – same institution i. Manifest functions are the basic and social needs of an institution that it is INTENDED to address ii. Latent functiosn – unintended and often unrecognized consequences produces as institutions carry out their manifest functions 1. Ex. Education a. Manifest – teach reading and writing
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b. Latent – provides an environment where the hierarchy of the learned is created. This creates boundaries of entry into occupation e. Core and peripheral nations in the world system i. Core nations are the industrialized and post-industrialized countries where production is based on machinery and complex technology than human labor 1. United states, BRitain ii. Peripheral nations are the countries where production is based on technology that relies on more cheap, relatively unskilled human labor than expensive and complex technology 1. Honduras, Guatemala iii. * compare the two – higher GNP/C, lower infant mortality rate, higher life expectancy iv. Semiperiphery – production based on mixture of intermediate levels of machienery and technology, semi- skilled moderately paid human labor 1. Brazil and mexico f. Primary and secondary groups i. Primary has face-to-face interactions (everyday), strong personal identity for group members (family name) , strong ties of emotion (fight), involvedment in multifaceted relationships(happy, sad), enduring (last even though you’re gone), fill emotional needs for members (comfort and money) 1. Ex. Family, name, fraternity ii. Secondary groups – limitied face-to face interaction (starts in august, ends after final exam), weak personal identity with group for members, weak emotional ties, limited relationships, not very enduring, fill members’ instrumental needs 1. Being part of a group… UC3 g. Status and Roles i. Social status sare roles people fill in the social structure that determine where they fit in society 1. Ex. Sister brother, employee, student
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ii. Master status – one stauts among the many people
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course COMM 1100 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '10 term at UConn.

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ACTUAL Test 1 - Review for SOCI 1001 1 Compare a Public issue vs personal troubles i Personal problems involve indivudals character and their

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