Specialization all members of a bureaucracy are

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Specialization: all members of a bureaucracy are assigned specialized roles andtaskscertain teachers teach certain classesTechnical competence: all members are expressly trained and qualified for theirspecific roles within the organizationHierarchy: bureaucracies always feature the supervision of subordinates byhigher-ranking managers and bossesRules and Regulations: these are meant to make all operations as predictable aspossibleImpersonality: in a bureaucracy rules come before people, no individual receivesspecial treatmentFormal written communication: documents such as memos (or emails) are theheart of the organization and the most effective way to communicateInequality within the bureaucratic structureNeed the bureaucracy to make sure there is a balance-McDonaldization (and the principles of McDonaldization)George Ritzer’s term fordescribing the spread of bureaucratic rationalization and the accompanying increases inefficiency and dehumanizationEfficiency: services being provided very quickly and economicallyPredictability:Uniformity: can result in predictabilityControl: do not want the leave anything to chance (music, temperature,interactions)Lose personal touch-How the 3 major theoretical perspectives view groups
Deviance is relativeJazz and rock and roll were huge social changes and considered deviant at the time theycame about but now you can take classes about them at established institutions-How the 3 major theoretical perspectives view devianceStructural functionalism – Durkheim claimed deviance could be functional

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Term
Spring
Professor
Reid
Tags
Sociology, Gender Socialization, Deviance, Life In Groups

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