Ch_6 - Chapter 6 Social interaction- process by which act...

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Chapter 6 Social interaction- process by which act and react to others Status-Social position that a person holds ex| president, professor are status w/in a collegiate organization Part of our identity Simmel said before we can deal w/ anyone we need to know who the person is Status set- all the statuses a person holds at the given time ex| dad, son,  teacher…  Ascribed status- social position a person receives at birth or takes on involuntary  later in life (status that is given you ex| widow, female, teenager) Achieved status- a social position that a person takes on voluntary that reflects a  personal ability and effort(Status that you earn ex| nurse, widower, athlete) Master status- a status that has special importance for social identity ofer  shaping a person’s entire life For most ppl job  In few cases it’s their name “Bush”, “Kennedy”  Can be negative -> AIDS Can be a disability Role Behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status Person-> HOLDS status and PERFORMS roles Ex| hold status of a student and performs the roles of attending class Role conflict- conflict among the role connected 2 or more status One response that could happen –“something has to go”
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