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35. According to lecture, how is the average number of trusted social ties,or confidants, changing in U.S. society?
36. For whom are these changes starkest (e.g., by educational group)?
Week 4:37. According to lecture and the textbook, what’s an organization and its'key structural traits?
38. What are three historically observed forms of organizational authority?
Traditionalauthorityis based on appeals to the past or a long established wayof doing things. The problem here is with innovation and adaptation. Ex: Shouldwe allow gays in the military, should we allow birth control (church). People followthe leader it has always been that way. Ex: monarchy, the church, family(parents).Legal-rationalauthorityis based on legal, impersonal rules that have beenroutinized and rationalized. The problem is that it may be too effective. Mostmodern societies today use this system. Ex: democracy, bureaucracy. It can losesight of the reason the organization was formed in the first place.39. What is bureaucracy, and its' key characteristics?

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Term
Fall
Professor
Mc,L
Tags
Sociology, informal social control, impersonal social world

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