Sociology Lecture notes social organization

Sociology Lecture notes social organization - I Definition...

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I. Definition of Social Organization Charon (1986:110) contends that social organization refers to patterns of social interaction . Within organization, expectations become more fixed . Actors agree on important matters affecting interaction and control themselves so that cooperation can occur. The patterns that characterize social interaction (i.e., organization) have developed over time. Generally speaking, the longer the patterns exist, the more expectations become fixed. At some point certain organizations eventually come to wield great power within society. This paper explores various levels of organization. It first investigates the smallest level of social organization, the dyads, first. It then proceeds to subsequently larger forms of organization . After dyads are discussed, it explores small groups. Formal organization follows groups, then communities, nation states and finally world-system. Much attention is paid to groups and formal organization. Bureaucracy is an especially salient issue for nearly everyone worldwide. The larger levels of organization (i.e., the world system)
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  • Fall '11
  • Wrigley
  • Sociology, social organization

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