The problem of order

The problem of order - The problem of order Social order...

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The problem of order Social order: actions between individuals are predictable, orderly , patterned, and based on rules Necessary for continuity of society (and all other forms of social organization) A question of balance Too little order: anarchy at level of society, failure of organization to accomplish purpose Too much order: suppression of creativity and innovation; inability of society or organization to evolve as environment changes Upholding social order Social order is maintained by: Social structure Culture Institutions Socialization Loyalty (identity) Social controls Defining deviance Social deviance: actions defined by society or organization to be outside the boundaries of what is acceptable or tolerable Created not by individual actions, but by societal reactions Cross-cutting social orders produce different definitions of deviance; conformity and deviance may coincide Changes over time in what is considered deviant Social change What is social change? Charon and Vigilant: “…a social pattern (structure, culture,
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course SOCI s101 taught by Professor Herb during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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