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soc 110

chapters 3&4

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social interaction refer to the ways in which people respond to one another. Need not be face to face. Can be on phone or in person.
social structure the way in which a society is organized into predictable relationships
"definition of the situation" could mold the thinking and personality of the individual.
5 elements of social structure statuses, social roles, groups, social networks, social institutions
status refer to any of the full range of socially defined positions within a large group or socitety from the lowest to the highest position.
ascribed status "assigned" to a person by society without regard for the persons unique talents or characteristics. Generally assigned at birth.. ex. racial background, gender and age.
achieved status earned..ex bank president, prison guard, lawyer, social worker
master status dominates others and thereby determines a persons general position within society.
social role set of expectations for people who occupy a given social position or status.
role conflict occurs when incompatible expectations arize from two or more social positions held by the same person.
gemeinschaft close knit type of community that characterizes rural life
gesellschaft impersonal type of mass society that characterizes urban life
conformity going along with peers
obedience compliance with higher authorities in a hierarchical structure.
functionalist following status quo
conflict theorist the haves keep the have nots in place at the bottom and set stuff up for themselves
marxist stay what you are-false consciousness of the have nots
interactionism interaction
what disrupts society deviance
differential association hang with criminals-become a criminal
labeling theory labeled a criminal-become a criminal
milgram obedience and conformity study
interactional vandalism breaking every day social norms to a higher power
horn honking, urinal game, eye contact social interaction lab
zip code lab demographic study lab
what holds society together cultures and subcultures
what pushes you from individuality to devience labeling theory- people labe as deviant, so it is
when is deviance functional when it creates jobs, shows us how to act, tells right from wrong
stigmatization when something has a bed reputation just because ex. pres bush, war in iraq
stigma negative label
Created by: paulysa