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(updated) Status, roles, and conflict notes

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(updated) Status, roles, and conflict notes SOC 1113 001

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Introduction to Sociology
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These are the notes for week 7 and these also include the clicker questions and answers that might be on the next exam.
Introduction to Sociology
Kelly Damphousse
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Date Created: 10/10/15
Statuses Roles and Conflicts Tuesday ctober 6 Z 1S 232 AM 0 Clicker questions 0 According to Marx the owns the means of production to society 0 According to Peter Berger and Thomas Luckman society is based onl actions 0 Ascribed or achieved I Latino ascribed I Student achieved I Fatherachieved I Maleascribed I Soonerachieved but depending how you were raised than it could be ascribed 0 Are things worse same or better in the 196039s I Many agree that is worse because of technology 0 Things to remember 0 What is sociology 0 How do we study society I The Rehabilitation project 0 What us culture I Next III How do we learn culture III How do we interact with others What does society look like Groups III What are the rules deviance 0 Types of societies 0 Culture 0 Tribes I That kind of things 0 Social structure 0 An organized pattern of behavior that governs people39s relationships 0 Makes life orderly and predictable 0 Includes statuses roles groups organizations and institutions 0 If we didn39t have rules or people didn39t follow the rules the world would be chaos I When people act against the norms 0 Status a social position I Examples III Students III Professors ii Son ii Mother ii Employee I Statuses can be ranked but do not always imply differing amounts of prestige I Sometimes people think some statuses are better than others due to ranking I Prestige III How people feel about the job depending how favorable it is Status set I a collection of social statuses that an individual occupies I Changes throughout the life course over times I Statuses are relational linked to other statuses ii Employeremployee Statuses Roles and Con icts notes week 7 Page 1 III Parentchild I How statuses interact with each other I Think about the multiple statuses you hold and how many play out at a time with you and with the environment around you multiple statuses play out at a time I Relationships aren39t always boyfriend and girlfriend III They can also be mother and daughter and things like that Statuses I Ascribed III Is a potion that we are born into female african american III We don39t think about these 0 Gender vs Sex that you are or consider yourself 0 Race ethnicity I Achieved III Is a position that we have through choice friend athlete III This is the one we think focus more on I Master status III Determines a person39s identity Highly visible Shapes a person39s entire life Examples 0 Male 0 Professor 0 Dean 0 Father 0 Husband III When people get to midage your master status is usually your profession job I Status inconsistency III Occupying social positions that create conflict because they are ranked differently III GTA is both student and instructor ranked III A women39sjob vs a male39s job 0 Levels of pay 0 What the job field is 0 Stay at home mom or dad 0 Things like that EDD I Role III the behavior expected of a person in a particular status 0 A student is expected to 0 Read 0 Take notes 0 Write papers 0 Attend class 0 Roles are based on mutual obligations 0 A professor must grade the paper written by a student I Role set III Different roles attached to a single status 0 Students 0 Study professor 0 Share notes students 0 Professor 0 Grade student 0 Provide midterm grades provost I Role conflict Statuses Roles and Con icts notes week 7 Page 2 III Frustration when confronted with requirements of two or more statusesstati I Role Strain O 0000 Student vs organization member Mother Daughter Employee volunteer they can conflict with each other III involves incompatible demands among roles within a single status I Student 0 Q 0 Different classes Test Papers III This is when things conflict with one status III How people deal with it 0 0000 O Deny the problem Compromise or negotiate Set priorities Compartmentalize Refused more roles many do this Exit a role or status I Social interaction The process by which we act toward and react to people around us Central to all human social activity People respond based on what they think is a stake for them People influence each other39s behavior Affected by elements of social structure I Nonverbal communication III The quotokayquot symbol means different things in different place many other stuff dotoo III An important part of interaction Includes El El El El El 0 0000 O SHence Gestures Facial expressions Eye contact Touch Person space III Transmits feelings and emotions Statuses Roles and Con icts notes week 7 Page 3


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