Unformatted text preview: - what’s left when parts of organization not necessary to be bureaucracy are stripped away. iron cages- people become so trapped in following procedures and rules they lose sight of reason they are working so hard Ch. 10. Socialization- process by which people acquire cultural competency and through which society perpetuates the fundamental nature of existing social structures. social self- values, beliefs, ideas, and decision-making strategies general way in which people live their lives. Cooley- looking glass selves- we are affected by how we imagine we are perceived. 3 parts: 1. imagine how you look to someone else. 2. Imagine their reaction to how you look. 3. Respond to what you think their reaction is. Mead- 2 phases: Me- how we imagine we are perceived. I- our personal reactions to a situation. Human development 2 forms: Play (simple imitative behavior ) 1. Learn to appreciate perspectives of other people. 2. Build sense of self as something others view and judge. games (role taking)- take on role of another and see how things look from his or her point of view. Agents of socialization (continually effect self-evolution). Family, school, media, peer groups, workplace. Total socializations- place of residence and work where a large number of like-situated individuals, cut off from the wider society for an appreciable period of time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life (mental hospitals, prisons). Goal is to take away former self and resocialize Ch. 7. Culture- Behaviors, norms, beliefs, symbols that make up/represent society. Material culture- things made or adapted from nature, made of artifacts. Nonmaterial culture- made of intangible things, made of five basic categories:...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, specific social structure, particular social status., social expectations. Role, Social aggregation collectivity