SOC 001 Week 8 Notes
SOC 001 Week 8 Notes SOC 001
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SOC 001 Week 8 Notes Clicker Question People do things differently This statement is most closely related to which item in the user s guide to culture Cultures differ Clicker Question When a biological process is caught in a cultural web what we mean is Culture is foundational User s Guide 4 Cultures just grow 0 Cultures form randomly No one person makes them 0 No ultimate purpose 0 Keep what works discard the rest What comes next 0 But each one of us encounters our culture as something fully formed 0 This has a major implication Cultures just form and are very complex specialized Social Structure Think of offense on a football team Status a position in social structure Role the sum of expectations about the behavior attached to a particular status Social Structure a system of statuses and roles Ascribed Status 0 Status assigned at birth Socioeconomic status 0 Father s occupation In the modern India your caste based on birth Achieved Status 0 Status earned through one s own efforts 0 For example banker bank robber wife college student The status of school teacher is an example of an achieved status The status of pig keeper s daughter is an example of an ascribed status Sociologists treat the status as separate from the person in the status TRUE Social Structures influences our behavior Our behavior is influenced by our status our roles Actors tools What one says What one says How one says it 0 I m NOT lying I M not lying Actor s tools body languages Actor s tools facial expressions Actor s tools costumes and props Actor s tools scripts Actor s tools l help define the situation
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