Flashcards in Final Deck (38):
Karl Marx. All groups struggle to maximize benefits. Unequal distribution of opportunity and advantage
Symbolic Interactionist Paradigm
Herbert Blumer+ Mead.Focus on symbols. Words, gestures, signals
Major Institutions work together to maintain society. Associated with Emile Durkheim. Division of labor is key
How to overcome ethnocentrism
Judging others for their customs and norms
Culture shock is the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country
Came up with the sociological imagination. Also she distinguished between private + public issues. Private troubles only result in social policy when they become social issues. Ex. Homelessness
Said all social order is produced in the struggle. Came up with false consciousness. Also came up with prolet./bourg.
The wealthy who owns companies
People in working class dont realize they are be exploited by upper class.
Argues more than just economics for conflict. Depends on wealth, prestige and power
Social status in the hierarchy
Social/political influence on others
Came up with mechanical/organic. Durkheims anomie. Collective Consciousness
Simple "traditional" socieites
Specialization of jobs
a condition of deregulation that was occuring in society. This meant that rules on how people ought to behave with each other were breaking down and thus people did not know what to expect from one another.
is the set of shared beliefs, ideas and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society
Robert Merton. Intended consequences of a social behavior
Robert Merton. Unexpected consequences.
Everyday socially approved behavior
Mores are norms based on definitions of right and wrong. People feel strongly about them and violating them typically results in disapproval.
a norm that society holds so strongly that violating it results in extreme disgust.
A status that you were born with
A status that you have worked to have
is the social position which is the primary identifying characteristic of an individual. Such as race, ethnicity, or sex
Smaller groups with long term and high demands. Thought of as most important by Cooley
Tends to be a means to an end relationship with a bigger group and short term
Role strain can occur when the role you are fulfilling places too many demands on you.
When two jobs interfere with each other such as a judge and a daughter
changes of social status over lifetime
The kids do better then the adults
Rags to riches. Riches to rags
Teacher to teacher. moving within same status
Cooleys Loocking glass self
The self is the product of social interactions with other people. We learned who we are by interacting with others