Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (15)
a position in social structure
-a person can hold more than one status at a time
ex: Queen Elizabeth
-The social honor or prestige that a particular group is accorded by other members of a society. Status groups normally display distinct styles of life—patterns of behavior that the members of a group follow.
attained through effort or choice
assigned at birth or involuntary by society
most important status- largely determines social identity
ex: George W Bush- President
expected behaviors includes rights and obligations associated with a status
-role pairs facilitate social interactions
-The expected behaviors of people occupying particular social positions.
cluster of roles associated with a status
ideas on social interaction
-uses the analogy of "Theater"
Preparing for the presentation of one's social role
-you have a front/ back stage
-back- relax and behave informally
-you brush it off and act cool to your friends if you got rejected
Seemingly involuntary exclamations individuals make when, for example, they are taken by surprise, drop something inadvertently, or want to express pleasure.
people are aware of the others around them and may engage in civil inattention
-acknowledgement of strangers in our midst
-Interaction occurring among people present in a particular setting but not engaged in direct face-to-face communication
encounters- direct attention to what others do or say
-Interaction between individuals engaged in a common activity or in direct conversation with one another
-Harold Garfinkel-study of how people make sense of what others say and do in the course of daily social interaction
ex: "I'm late" could either mean- I'm pregnant or you're late somewhere
The process whereby individuals in the same physical setting glance at each other and quickly look away to indicate awareness of each other but not intrusiveness
Communication between individuals based on facial expression or bodily gesture rather than on language