Unformatted text preview: G. status symbols: signs that identify status/eg wedding rings, CONVICTED DUI (-) H. master status: cuts across other statuses that are held, eg sex/race/age/rich/disfigured I.status inconsistency(discrepancy):contradiction/mismatch b/statuses/eg 14yr col stud J. difference between role and status: occupy a status and play a role K. roles: have sociological significance because lay out what is expected of people 1. like a fence: allow certain amount of freedom, but doesn¶t go very far L. role exit: ending of role, involving adjustments, eg divorced person M. group: people who have something in common and believe this is significant 1. people who regularly and consciously interact with one another 2. belong to a group: is to yield to others right to make decdisions @ our behav 3. assume obligation: to act according to expectations of other members of group a. parents might say to daughter: as long as under this roof, be home by midnight...
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- Winter '09
- Sociology, H. master status, G. status symbols, A. Cf. microsociology, broad feature/lg scale, involuntary/inherited—eg male/son/niece/grandson/senior citizen