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Intro to Sociology Week 6

by: Alexa Marie

Intro to Sociology Week 6 SYG2000

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These notes cover what was talked about in class Week 6 of classes.
Intro to Sociology
Dr. Tyson
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roles, status, structure, interaction, Role Conflict, Society
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexa Marie on Sunday February 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SYG2000 at University of South Florida taught by Dr. Tyson in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Sociology at University of South Florida.


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Date Created: 02/21/16
Social  Interactions  and  social  structure     Macrostructure:  institutions,  organizations  that  affect  our  society     Microstructure:  who  we  talk  to  and  how  we  talk  to  them     Social  interaction:  The  ways  in  which  we  respond  to  each  other,  the  feedback  that   you  get  when  you  talk  to  people.  Verbal  and  non-­‐verbal  communication  with  each   other  and  the  way  you  see  yourself  is  derived  from  the  way  people  see  you.       Social  structure:  The  way  that  society  is  organized,  we  think  of  it  as  a  broad  social   world,  organizes  our  lives  in  predictable  relationships.  The  ways  in  which  we   communicate  and  respond  to  each  other  is  essential  how  different  aspects  of   behavior  respond  to  one  another.     It  makes  up  our  reality,  how  we  move  through  life.  They  shape  our  perceptions  and   reflects  our  power  we  have  in  society.       Status  is  where  you  are  relative  to  everybody  else  in  your  society.  It  can  be  in  terms   of  a  hierarchy  but  it’s  not  necessarily  who  is  above  but  your  position  and  where  you   stand.  You  can  hold  any  number  of  statuses  at  the  same  time.     1. Scribe  status:  Something  that  is  assigned  to  somebody  without  regard  for   that  person’s  characteristics.  (From  birth)  Ex.  Gender,  Race,  Age   2. Achieved  status:  Comes  for  our  own  efforts  and  accomplishments.  Where   you  stand  in  society  based  on  what  you’ve  done.  Ex.  Student,  Mother,   Father,  Job  Position   3. Master  status:  Dominant  status  that  determines  your  general  position   within  a  society.  Ex.  Obama,  Mandela,       Roles:  Set  of  expectations  of  that  position  (status).  Acting  your  part  and  knowing   how  to  react  to  things  in  society.  Ex.  When  to  shake  someone’s  hand,  when  to  smile,   when  to  respect  someone  with  a  higher  power     Role  Conflict:  can  emerge  when  there’s  incompatible  expectations  from  two  or  more   statuses.  These  are  times  when  you’re  different  roles  collide,  makes  it  difficult  to  do   multiple  things  associated  with  different  roles.       Conflict  theorists  would  say  that  the  outcome  of  basic  needs  isn’t  as  efficient  and   maintain  privileges  for  the  power  of  society.  Take  the  standpoint  that  social   institutions  are  conservative  in  respect  to  being  slow  to  change.  Point  out  that  social   institutions  are  an  established  way  of  doing  things  and  power  comes  from  gender,   races,  and  class  status.  It  ensures  equality  and  everyone  is  gaining  an  opportunity.   Takes  a  very  critical  look  at  social  institutions  and  tells  us  facts  we  know  but  we   don’t  accept.       Interactionalists  look  at  society  at  a  micro  level,  they  believe  social  institutions  are   part  of  the  fabric  within  which  we  behave.  Our  behaviors  are  conditions  by  the  roles   and  statuses  we  accept.  The  role  of  a  social  institution  is  to  structure  our   interactions  and  it  helps  determine  our  status  and  our  roles.    


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