GROUPS - SOCIETY SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTERACTION GROUPS...

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SOCIETY, SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTERACTION GROUPS Concerted activity—two or more people who interact frequently, share a common identity and a feeling of interdependence Primary group —small and over an extended period of time Secondary group —larger, more specialized group in which members engage in personal, goal-oriented activities for a short period of times—schools, churches, etc— sports teams, social activities— Social solidarity— Social network [Let me add the difference between inherited social networks and created social networks—reflects process of socialization, maturity—stress the skill of creating a social network, moving beyond the inherited networks of your early years] Formal organization —highly structured—here’s a cultural conflict: can a formal organization set its own rules for admission or do these rules come under political surveillance—opens issue of norms and their enforcement, by either informal or legal methods Social institution
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