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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid September 9, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Course updates n Social structure n Status and role n Social inequality n Assignment for 9/09/11
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From organization to structure q Social structure Ø An enduring set of relationships that organizes individuals and their social behavior in particular ways q Status position Ø A particular position in a structure occupied by an individual Ø Applies to all types of social organization Ø Ascribed status: based on attributes that an individual is born with, develops, or possesses through no effort or fault of their own Ø Achieved status: social status acquired through some combination of individual choice, effort, or ability
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Example of status position in social structure Manager Fellow waitress Waitress Cashier Customer
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Roles apply to status positions n Social role: set of expectations for how an individual will act in a certain position Ø Different from common-sense understanding, which
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course SYG 3002 taught by Professor Adouglaskencaid during the Fall '11 term at FIU.

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