Introduction to Sociological Theory - Lecture 10

the impact of luthers doctrine all people are called

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Unformatted text preview: ified by the power that stems from social honour or prestige within a society 2.) Some Bases for a Status Group Suggested that a status group could be based upon religious affiliation; also that status groups could be based on ethnic origin 3.) Exclusion from a Status Group Subjective awareness can cause exclusion from the group One group will take an identifiable characteristic of a second group and use that as the basis for exclusion More precise example- relationship between whites & non-whites in the old apartheid system is South America Whites would have constituted a status group relative to non-white because they would have enjoyed greater social standing and special privileges; basis in this context is skin colour C.) Party His concept of party has received a lot less attention by sociologists because Weber never said anything about this concept Party is a voluntary association that has organized for the collective pursuit of interests Best example: formal political party Weber's definition of party leaves room for a variety of organizations A party can promote special class related interests- ex. Trade unions the Canadian Auto Workers Professional associations such as the Canadian medical association Party can form around non-economic or status related concerns Ex. The assembly of First Nations; the National Action Committee on the status of women Party may be a pressure group or special interest organization Ex. Canadian Tax Payers Federation; Plan Parenthoo...
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