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What is ethnomethodology perspective?

What is ethnomethodology perspective?


School: Texas Tech University
Department: SOCECOL
Course: Introduction to Sociology
Professor: Adrian popan
Term: Spring 2017
Tags: sociology and TTU
Cost: 50
Name: Intro to Sociology TTU Exam 3
Description: Chapter 5, end of chapter 4 as well.
Uploaded: 03/01/2017
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What is ethnomethodology perspective?

In Becoming the roles we day, Loroles can begin to become

a part of our self identity.

- Role exit" when you stop playing role; can threaten challenge a person's identity.

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Ethnomethodology: Uncovering Background Assumptions. 1. the study of "how people do

What is the concept of social construction of reality?

things on

- based on background assumptions a lex-standing in an elevator backward) If you want to learn more check out What does a piezometer measure?

Social construction of Peality.

Thomas Theorum (definition of the situation) ay Ibu People define their own realities

then live with those definitions. 1 lex. - 81 and $100 are the same, but of homans put different values on

What is the thomas theorem in sociology?

put diff are the



Dramaturgu presentation of self everyday life. Crecast theatrical

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& Role Conflict S Role Strain When expectations refers to conflicts attached to a role are within a role when incompatible with a status contains expectations of another o ne incompatible rokes We also discuss several other topics like What is the formal­ operational period?


Impression Management

-as humans, we attempt to control how others see us. lyu

" take it til you make it


es i Social Setting the where (scenery)

2) appearance - how you look while playing a role Co 3 manner- the attitude in Said role.


Studied-non-observance playing off some thing unrelated to the role you are playing. (ex- tripping up the stairs) normalization-making others feel If you want to learn more check out What is transduction in senses?

comfortable w/ Something despite it not being natural lex.- walking ito doors.)

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3/3 SOCIAL NETWORK - connects us to larger society

- can link you to society as a whole o usually we only interact with a small cluster of those on our social network We also discuss several other topics like What did britain and france agree on at the 1938 munich conference?
Don't forget about the age old question of Is the change in inherited characteristics in a population over generational periods?


Milgram -six degrees of seperation Kleinfield-critiques alternative view She said no, we have more seperation just 6 links.


- connected

all together,

Social Networking creates inequality

Somehow. and discrimination. L "It's not what you know, it's who you know"

ex. - Tammie hears about a job, tells Tom. Nancy is more qualified, but Tom heard first,

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I Bureaucracies If you want to learn more check out Who was the longest-reigning ruler in european history?

Weber identified the essentials of I bureaucracies, which helped them to:

o reach their goal 2 grow and endure. indude... a hierarchy, division of labor. rules (handbook), documentation, position vs. I person & impersonality and replacability.





Voluntary Association

people who organize on the basis of a Shared, mutual interest

exi religious, politics, self help, etc.)

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The Law of Oligarchy= "inner circle" -

we vs. them IN-Group

LOUT-Group group with

group who is loyalty -

• rival

can lead to

discrimination Dingroup favored 2) double standards

a virtuous (in) Le bovice Cout)




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Reference Group

-group that you refer to when you evaluate yourself do not technically I have to belong different R-groups

can contridict feather Measuring Up to Standards? Feelings of



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Chapter 5

Groups (addition to ch. 3/4) Consist of People who

1) Sharm horms

2) interact w/ each other regularly consciously -important to note that this is different than

aggregate (share a temp, physical place) ex.- sitting on the bus w a stranger

le categories Estastical groups based on similar char acteristics) ex.- baker, students, etc.

sential to Primary Groups 1 essent well-being!!

cooperative, intimate, long-term, face-to-face ex, - family friends! functional vs. dysfunctional I love and compassion and fails to meet reeds


Secondaru Groups

larger, more anonymous. possibly more I formal/impersonal.

ex. - School, work, sport club I often fail to provide intimate feelings


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