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Social and Formal Groups Comparison SOC/120 Jamie Jordan June 30, 2011 Christine Teramoto 1
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The formal group that I had been a member of is the American Legion Auxiliary; the social group I am a member of is the social organizer for our church. The American Legion activities are distinct and highly specialized, geared toward helping vets at the VA, and soldiers fighting in the war. The activities for the church are much the same for all members. The hierarchy in the American Legion is clearly defined with corresponding offices. In the American Legion, the officers must be voted in and answer to higher officers. In the church, people simply volunteered for any open positions. The custom for the American Legion are clearly defined rules and regulations with the possibility of fines when broken. In the church there is really no rule to follow. Membership criteria in the American Legion has technical competence to carry out assigned tasks, each member is required to help with specific duties. In the church it
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOC 120 AAAA0OHHG4 taught by Professor Lyndacable during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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