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Sociology 2010, Week 5 Notes

by: Hannah Stephens

Sociology 2010, Week 5 Notes Soc 2010-011

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These notes cover what we went over in class during week 5.
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Date Created: 02/09/16
Social  Structure  and  Social  Interaction     • Which  of  our  major  theories  is  a  micro  sociological  theory?   o Symbolic  Interactionism—Interested  in  communication  and   interaction   • Original  Conflict  Theorist     o Karl  Marx   o Conflict  between  proletariat  and  bourgeoisie   • Social  Structure     o The  pattern  relationship  of  a  society   o Lays  framework  for  society   o People  not  as  important  as  the  position  they  fill   o 3  of  the  parts:    Culture,  Social  Institutions,  Social  Structure     • Culture:    The  mindset  of  men  vs.  women,  women  have  to  dress  certain  way,   can’t  drive  in  Saudi  Arabia   • Social  Institutions:  There  are  10.   1. Family   2. Government   3. Military   4. Media     5. Education  System   6. Healthcare  Systems   7. Religion   8. Science   9. Law   10.Economics     • Social  Structure:  Saints  and  Roughnecks     o Participant  Observation   o Done  in  the  1950s   o Went  to  a  high  school,  identified  2  groups  and  followed  them  around   o Look  at  the  differences   o American  Culture  outlook  on  teenage  boys   ▯ People  were  not  surprised  and  expect  trouble  from  boys   ▯ Guys  from  wealthy  families  (Saints)—teachers  assume  they’re   trustworthy  and  able  to  get  away  with  anything,  get  off  the   hook  with  cops   ▯ Guys  from  poorer  families  (rough  necks)—Family  had  little   education,  teachers  always  suspected  the  of  trouble,  not  given   the  benefit  of  the  doubt   • Social  Status:    Ascribed,  Achieved,  &  Master     o Social  Status—A  position  held  in  society   ▯ Have  +1—Status  sets  i.e.  mother,  church  member,  sister…   ▯ Statuses  can  be  described  different  ways:    Ascribed,  Achieved,   Master.  (Can’t  be  both  ascribed  and  achieved)   • Ascribed—Didn’t  earn  it,  just  got  it   • Achieved—Worked  for  it  i.e.  being  a  judge,  athlete,   father…   • Master—Someone  identifies  you  with  it   o Gender,  age,  race   • Stereotypes   o Set  stage  for  how  we  react  to  people     o Can’t  be  true   o Is  an  assumption—Have  to  get  to  know  person   ▯ Based  on  group  belonging,  what  we  have  heard  or  seen   ▯ Often  self-­‐fulfilling—People  sometimes  act  the  way  they  think   they  should   ▯ Self-­‐fulfilling  prophecy   ▯ In  a  group  with  negative  associations  can  be  very  detrimental   • Dramaturgy   o Theory  equates  life  to  acting   ▯ William  Shakespeare     ▯ We’re  all  acting  in  a  play  and  playing  our  parts   ▯ Efforts  that  we  make  to  play  our  parts—Impression   management   ▯ Constantly  thinking  about  how  we  present  ourselves  to  others   ▯ Front  Stage—You  have  to  be  very  engaged  in  impression   management   • On  field,  teaching   ▯ Back  Stage   • In  dorm   • Where  you  can  relax  and  not  play  a  role   • Be  yourself   • Social  Construction  &  Reality   o The  Thomas  Theorem   ▯ If  people  define  situations  as  real,  they’re  real  in  their   consequences   ▯ People  interpret  things  through  the  media   • Justin  Bieber   • Media  creates  a  reality  for  us  


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