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Week 5 notes Sociology 101


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Socialization as well as social networks
Sociology 101
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kaeli on Thursday October 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Sociology 101 at University of South Carolina taught by Negraia in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.


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Date Created: 10/06/16
Topic 6: Social Networks Social Networks  Components o Actors  Portrayed as dots o Ties and relations  Portrayed as lines connecting dots Homophily   “Birds of a feather fly together”  Applies to  o Marriage  o Friends o Work  o Info transfer  Relevant because… o Leads to culturally loyal people  o Makes information spread limited o Makes you think you’re always right  Variance  o Race   Race homophily increases with age o Age  o Religion o Education o Occupation o Gender/ sex  Sex homophily decreases with age and education  Factors o Geography o Organizations o Family  o Choice o Influence o Strong and weak ties  Strong ties o Have between 0 and 10   Weak ties o Have several hundred o More likely to acquire new information  Everyone has 6 degrees of separation between them and anyone else o Social Isolation  Relationships are more intimate o Now have less of them  Networks are more racially diverse than before  Education levels remain exclusive Topic 5 Notes Sociology Notes  Identity o What someone defines themselves as  Factors of Socialization o Family  o School  o Friends  o Church o Influence you towards what they want you to be  Example­ Catholics will socialize you to view abortion as wrong  Formation of self o Differentiation of self  o Language  Third person to me or I o Looking glass self  Your opinion of yourself is based on what you were told about yourself at  an early age  Role taking  o Influenced by your background & perception of opportunity  Collectivist vs Individualist cultures o Collectivist  Group over yourself  o Individualist   Needs of yourself before others  Middle vs working class socialization o Working class  Success requires hard work  Nothing is given   Some are given the ideals that they need to try to move up  Others that you are locked in place  Impression formation o Observable cues  Gender   Age  Race  Attractiveness  Clothing o Non­observable cues  Education   Profession  Place of origin  Religion  Social class o Formed by the knowledge of cues along with the person’s actions and words  Stigmas o Things that are seen as less desirable o Example: being overweight (western cultures) o Stigmas vary by society  Regaining appearance o Post­failure  Apologizing   Accounts  Excuses   Justifications o Pre­failure (anticipated)  Disclaimer   “I’m not racist, but…”  Cooling out


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