Chapter 4-Social Interactions & Everyday Life & Chapter 5-Groups, Networks, & Organizations
Chapter 4-Social Interactions & Everyday Life & Chapter 5-Groups, Networks, & Organizations Soc 101
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Regina Havens on Tuesday February 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 101 at University of North Carolina - Greensboro taught by Aneliese Katri Dar in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 83 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Behavioral Sciences at University of North Carolina - Greensboro.
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Date Created: 02/16/16
Chapter 4-Social Interactions & Everyday Life & Chapter 5-Groups, Networks, & Organizations Chapter 4 Microsociology is an area that was first developed by Erving Goffman He adopted the belief that small aspects of social life, not just major institutions, matter. This belief then turned into a systematic theoretical perspective and research methodology known as Social Interactionism. Goffman indicated at least 3 reasons why studying seemingly trivial aspects of social life matters: 1. Our everyday routines provide (and illustrate) the structure of our lives 2. Interactions reveal the importance of human agency 3. Interactions can tell us a lot about our larger society Oftentimes, looking at a micro-level interactions can reveal patterns in the society at large Goffman outlined the way in which social life was, in its essence, theater -We play roles for audiences -We inhabit stages and sets -We make use of props & scripts An important part of all interactions is to attempt to actively control the way others perceive you -This is the heart of impression management, and it is crucial to identity construction Different roles we play require different impression management; some impression management is sincere and some is cynical Every day each of us starts by getting dressed, which is a crucial piece of impression management With what we wear, we reveal a great deal of social information alluding to class, subculture, sexuality, interests, and sometimes even politics or ideas Chapter 5 Social Groups: -People who interact with each other and share a sense of identity -People who have a shared set of social expectations and values (a set of social norms) Typically there is some awareness of social boundaries Between snow days and my professor being sick we didn’t to get cover much of chapters 4 and 5 in class. I will post more material for these chapters in the study guide I’ll upload on Thursday.
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