CHAPTER 5_SYG - CHAPTER 5: SOCIAL INTERACTION IN EVERYDAY...

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CHAPTER 5: SOCIAL INTERACTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE SECTION 1 Social Structure o An organized pattern of behavior that governs people’s relationships o o SECTION 2 Status o Social position within society Student, mother, father, professor o Statuses can be ranked but do not always imply different amount of prestige o Status Sets: Collection of social statuses that an individual occupies at a given time Changes throughout the life course Graduation, relationships Statuses are always relational Connect to other people o Student to a professor o Parent to a child o Types of Statuses Ascribed status A social status we’re born into Male, latino Can’t be changed Achieved statues A position that we attain through choices Employee, student, dentist Can be changed Master Status Determines a person’s identity In the U.S.—statuses we can view (age, gender, race)
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