10.25.07 Thurs - Outline 10/25/07 Homans: distributive...

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Outline 10/25/07 Homans: distributive justice Blau: social exchange theory Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards Impression management Expanded and generalized exchange Reciprocity and imbalance Power, exchange, legitimacy Midterm Review Monday at 5 Room TBA Homan’s Theory of Distributive Justice Belief that rewards should be proportional to investment and contribution (universal human motivation) Attention to status differentials: comparing oneself to others. We look at the rewards we get and compare it to the rewards others get. We’re searching for “status congruence” (balance of rewards and cost/responsibilities) - Implication: Justice does NOT equal Equality. **To what degree do you think we are motivated by ideals of distributive justice? Where does this come from? **How often are status rewards aligned with responsibilities? Blau: Social Exchange Thoery Peter Blau 1918-2002 -Born in Vienna -Educated at Elmhurst College and Columbia -Taught at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Focus on Social association, not social values
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 314 taught by Professor Mische during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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