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week 6 sociology

by: Sarah Ferrier

week 6 sociology SOC200

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Sarah Ferrier
Introductory Sociology (CT)
Hughes, Jami

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lecture and textbooks notes for Chapter 5 and Chapter 6
Introductory Sociology (CT)
Hughes, Jami
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Ferrier on Monday October 5, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC200 at Marshall University taught by Hughes, Jami in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Introductory Sociology (CT) in Sociology at Marshall University.


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Date Created: 10/05/15
Week 6 Chapter 5 social interaction and everyday life in the age of the internet I Expressions people give 0 Words facial expressions produce certain impressions on others I Expressions people give off 0 Cues that others may spot to check sincerity or truthfulness I When others directly attend to what others say or do I Takes place whenever individuals exhibit awareness of one another s presence I Large numbers of people I Posture facial and physical gestures I Instance of focused interaction I Small talk seminar discussions games and routine facetoface contact I oops and duh I Muttered exclamations I When analyzing the contexts of social interaction it is often useful to look at people s movements across timespace 0 When and where events occur 0 Workdays vs time off work I Division of social life into different regional settings or zones 0 Rooms floors hallways etc in a house I Influences the zoning of our activities I Created new field of microsociology or 0 Process by which we act and react to those around us 0 Cultural differences 0 lt15 feet 0 Lovers parents and children o 154 feet 0 Friends close acquaintances o 412 feet 0 Formal settings such as interviews 0 gt12 feet o Preserved to those performing to an audience 0 Study of how people make sense of what others say and do in course of daily interaction 0 Concern with the folk or lay methods by which people sustain meaningful interchanges with one another 0 Need to study quotbackground expectancies 0 Sharing of unstated cultural assumptions 0 quotHow are you quotI m good 0 Verbal quotsearch procedures 0 Break down social interaction and reveal the takenforgranted Person of lower status breaks rules of everyday social interaction that are of value to the more powerful 0 Child and parent Deliberate subversion of the tacit rules of conversation I Links between microlevel interactions and forces that operate on the macro level I Empirical study of conversations employing techniques drawn from ethnomethodology I Examines details of naturally occurring conversations to reveal the organizational principles of talk and its role in the production and reproduction of social order V I Women and men in public 0 Women being verbally harassed by men as they walk down the street 0 Larger system of gender inequality I Blacks and whites in public 0 Structure of racial stereotypes 0 Areas apart from frontregion performances in which individuals are able to relax and behave informally 0 Settings of social activity in which people seek to put on a definite performance for others I People s need to interact with others in their presence I Individuals prefer facetoface interactions because these situations provide richer information about how other people think or feel I Online communication leads to more misinterpretation confusion and abuse but frees people from social constraints Chapter 6 groups networks and orgaanations I Collection of people who regularly interact with one another on the basis of shared experiences concerning behavior and who share a sense of common identity 0 Family friendships gt Emotional ties intimacy commitment 0 Sports teams workplace classrooms gt Impersonal fleeting relationships 0 Expect each other to conform to certain ways of thinking and acting o Recognize boundaries that separate them from other groups or people I Not a social group I Not a social aggregate I Simple collection of people who happen to be together in a particular place but do not specifically interact or identify with one another 0 People milling around in crowds 0 Waiting for the bus 0 Strolling on a beach I People who share a common characteristic such as gender or occupation but do not necessarily interact or identify with one another


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