Definition of Social Organization

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Definition of Social Organization Charon (1986:110) contends that social organization refers to patterns of social interaction . Within organization, expectations become more fixed . Actors agree on important matters affecting interaction and control themselves so that cooperation can occur. The patterns that characterize social interaction (i.e., organization) have developed over time. Generally speaking, the longer the patterns exist, the more expectations become fixed. At some point certain organizations eventually come to wield great power within society. This paper explores various levels of organization. It first investigates the smallest level of social organization, the dyads, first. It then proceeds to subsequently larger forms of organization . After dyads are discussed, it explores small groups. Formal organization
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Unformatted text preview: follows groups, then communities, nation states and finally world-system. Much attention is paid to groups and formal organization. Bureaucracy is an especially salient issue for nearly everyone worldwide. The larger levels of organization (i.e., the world system) are dealt within the fourth part of the course. The Smallest Level of Social Organization: Dyads The dyad is the smallest level of organization that exists. Dyads consist of two people . • Interaction is very personal and intimate. • require continuing active participation and commitment of both members • People make up rules during the interaction . • are the most unstable of social groups A unique feature of dyads is that each individual in the dyad has total veto power over any aspect of the relationship (Appelbaum and Chambliss, 1997:84)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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