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Unformatted text preview: SOC 100 Chapter 5 Social I nteraction and the Social Construction of Reality Reality I. I ntroduction I I. Context and Content Context- the larger historical circumstances and social forces that bring people together Content- the cultural framework that guides behavior, dialog and interpretation of events I I I. Context of Social I nteraction Mechanical solidarity- characteristic of preindustrial society; common beliefs and values provide cohesion Organic solidarity- characteristic of industrial and postindustrial society; interdependence provides cohesion Modernity to Postmodernity- foundation for modernity was science; nothing holding us together now in postmodernity IV. Content of Social I nteraction Social structure- patterns of social interaction that persist regardless of the individuals involved Social status- ones position in a social structure Social roles- the behavior expected of a social status Role conflict- two different roles conflicting each other for time, etc; more roles and...
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