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Unformatted text preview: Week 6 Social Sturcture ( Macro)- Society = Social relationship+ Social institutions- Guide behaviour ( give direction , set limits) Social status- A great deal of prestige, little prestige, being looked down on- Status set- statuses or positions that one occupies simultaneously- Ascribed status- inherits and receives involuntarily - Achieved status- earned, accomplished, involves some effort- Status symbols- identify a status- Status inconsistency- ranking high on some dimensions and low on other Social institutions ( Micro)- Weave fabric of society === set context for behavior, orientations- Has own groups, statuses, values, norms Mass Media- controlled by totalitarian country - Functionalists- demo: varied interests of many groups form nation- Conflict theorists- interests of political elite ( Durkheim) ---society together Mechanical solidarity- Smaller groups, perform similar tasks, develop a shared consciousness- Tolerates little diversity Organic solidarity - Bigger groups, specialized division of labour...
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- Fall '11
- Sociology, Status set- statuses, ppl define situations, Conflict theorists- interests, Sym inter- reality