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SYG 2000_ Lecture 10

SYG 2000_ Lecture 10 - G status symbols signs that identify...

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3/1/12 SYG 2000: Lecture 10 1/1 www2.fiu.edu/agirardc/2000lec10.ch4.htm SYG 2000: LecWXre 10. ChapWer 4: Social SWrXcWXre I. Macrosociology:focus broad feature/lg scale forces, eg class/educ/func & conflict pers A. Cf. microsociology: examine social interaction/example is symbolic interactionism 1. focus on streetcorner men:rules,survival strategy,relationships, pecking order, lang B. structure: typical patterns of a group that guide our behavior, eg rel b/men & women 1. tends to override personal feelings/desires; estab limits for street people/instructors 2. people learn beh/attitudes:because of location in social structure, not due to biology a. example of football: each position (status) has a role: certain expectations attached C. status set: refers to all the status positions that are occupied simultaneously D. acribed status: involuntary/inherited—eg male/son/niece/grandson/senior citizen E. achieved status: voluntary/can be earned/eg student, friend, spouse, rabbi, dropout F. status: position provides guidelines for how we are to act and feel
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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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