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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- one’s 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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- Fall '08
- Sociology, Neil Postman, reality construction, att ribution error, Social Const ruction