SOC100F13MidtermStudyGuide+_1_

Meaningful and sacred is almost like a ritual we all

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Meaningful and sacred is almost like a ritual. *We all do this, not fake, but we all do it because social interactions need them to function “Jumping in” and “falling off” in the freestyle rap cipher (Lee, video clips)
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Falling Off: “A term rappers use to describe when someone gets tongue­tied, shutters and abruptly stops in the middle of a freestyle rap” (Lee, 307). Embarrassing Threaten the organization of the interaction Jumping In: “An emcee ‘jumps in’ when another emcee ‘falls off’ demonstrates a keen ability to improvise on the fly­­a skill hip­hop emcees value” (Lee, 311). Saves face of another Consensus, conflict, and multi­ institutional models of society (lecture) Models of Society different ways we can think about social structure being organized Consensus Model Metaphor: Cell (bounded piece of the body­ various parts work together in a harmonious way) Thinks of society as a stable system (thought of as an organism) Media, education, crime (gives us a sense of what is bad) If you see conflict in society you see a breakdown, conflict is seen as unnatural Conflict Model Opposite of consensus model Focused on society as a whole, but rather than seeing it as functional and smooth, it sees the various parts at odds with one another There is a limited supply of resources (money, goods) material and symbolic, people will be competing with one another to not be on the lower end of the status totem pole Groups naturally come into conflict with one another Those with more power use their resources to remain in their position and exploit others If you look at a society and don’t see conflict, you’re just not looking deep enough Conflict model sees consensus model as conservative Consensus model looks at conflict model as quite radical, looking for conflict rather than looking for a way for everything to run smoothly Multi­Institutional model Multiple overlapping spheres(structures, practices, identities, etc.) Each institution has its own logic Each person belongs to multiple institutions An individual is in more than one of these at once, your identity is made up of parts of all of these. Anderson reading could be this. All are Americans and inner­city urban culture, but within that all have their own family environments, school environments, etc. Consensus model and conflict model trying to make things too neat and tidy Things are more complicated Socialization (lecture, Anderson, “Crips and Bloods” video) Socialization Definition: learning the social rules, norms, practices, etc., that makes participation in society possible put differently: Integrating the individual into society by coaxing society into the individual social structures are built and reproduced by socialized people family, school, church, after school programs, sports teams, prison = all sites of socialization
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socialization is content neutral can be socialized into bad things or good things, different sets of norms
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  • Spring '08
  • CHEN
  • Sociology, Erving Goffman, social reproduction

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