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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid September 28, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Review of social institutions for Online Discussion #1 n Culture in Japan (video) n Discussion n Assignment for 9/30/11
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Social institutions n What is an institution? n Institutions are social patterns within an organization that have a fundamental importance for how that organization is structured and accomplishes its purposes, as well as for how individuals within that organization act and see themselves Organization Institution The United States Wall Street, university, family FIU Schools and colleges, fraternities, football team Your family Holiday feast, birthday party
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Elements of culture n Key concepts of culture Ø Values: shared conception of what is good, right, or important with regard to conduct, appearances, or states of being
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Unformatted text preview: Norms: rules that specify behavior appropriate to a social situation The Colonel Comes to Japan n What are some Japanese values that are discussed or revealed in this film? n Belonging, group harmony, empathy in social relationships, respect/deference n What are some norms that reflect these values? n KFC pledge, employment for life, cultivating neighborhood goodwill, presentation of food to customers, bowing, association of food with aristocracy n What American values can be contrasted to Japanese culture in this story n Individualism, equality, material success, competitiveness Assignment for 9/30/11 Bring laptops and Schneider and Silverman text for group work Participate in Online Discussion #1(closes Monday) Quiz 6 opens at 5 pm, due Monday 10/3 by noon...
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