Mackenzie Symes Chapter 4 Reaction September 16, 2012 Three main things I found interesting in this chapter had to do with social structure, master statuses and the concept of gemeinschaft and gesellschaft. Social structure and master statuses help guide a person’s thoughts and even attitudes towards others and even our public behavior. There has been a growing amount of a physical disconnect between people even though we are more connected virtually than any generation has ever been and the concept of gemeinschaft and gesellschaft point out how society continues to change and how this affects the importance of personal relationships. Whenever I come across something in the sociology textbook that talks about the social influence of an individual’s behavior it’s always a little mind-blowing to me. Going into detail about social structure was one of those mind-blowing moments. It makes perfect sense that culture affects whether or not we jump up and down in joy over something in public, and yet I
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- Fall '12
- Sociology, Gemeinschaft, Master statuses