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Unformatted text preview: a large urban society in which social bonds are based on impersonal and specialized relationship, with little long-term commitments or consensus on values In a g esellschaft society like the U.S., people are supposed to be self-sufficient, and those who are now are often blamed for their own situationwhile other sociologists blame society for failures and look to social change MICROSOCIOLOGY Does social interaction give meaning to our lives? How? Are you controlled by what other people think of you?involves expectations and rolessocial interaction rituals Erving Goffman( 1963) created study of how individuals react to each other as part of a group--Civil Inattention : individual shows awareness of another but does not make this person the object of particular attentionalso described an interaction order that describes how people interactoften reactions are based on race/gender/class 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10