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Ch 4 Social Structure. What is social structure Network of interrelated statuses and roles that guide human interaction – Status-socially defined position.

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1 Ch 4 Social Structure

2 What is social structure Network of interrelated statuses and roles that guide human interaction – Status-socially defined position in a group or society (ascribed, achieved, & master – Role- behavior expected of someone occupying a particular status

3 Status Ascribed Status- according to qualities beyond a person’s control – ex. Race, family heritage, gender, age – NOT abilities, efforts or accomplishments Achieved Status- status one achieves through their own efforts – Includes skills, knowledge, & ability – Example: high school graduate, parent, husband, athlete Master Status-greatest role in shaping a person’s life & determining their identity – can be ascribed or achieved – can change through the course of one’s life

4 Roles: You occupy a status but you play a role Reciprocal role- corresponding role that define the pattern of interaction between related status – Ex. Coach-athlete, teacher-student, father-son – Can you think of more? Role expectations – Doctor – Parent – Police officer Role performance Role Conflict Role strain

5 Roles: You occupy a status but you play a role Reciprocal role- corresponding role that define the pattern of interaction between related status – Ex. Coach-athlete, teacher-student, father-son – Can you think of more? Role expectations – Doctor- treat patients with care and skill – Parent-provide emotional and physical security to child – Police officer-uphold the law Role performance-doesn’t always live up to the expectation Role Conflict – -occurs between statuses – Ex. Your role as a worker conflicts with your role as a student Role strain- when a person has a difficult meeting the expectations of a single status

6 Social Institutions: system of statuses, roles, values and norms that is organized to satisfy one or more of the basic needs of Society What are the basic needs of society? Physical & emotional support Transmitting knowledge Producing goods and services Maintaining social control

7 Ex. Of social institutions Family Economy Politics, Education Religion Also media, medicine & science

8 Types of social interaction 1.Exchange- -most basic and common -Reciprocity –the idea of owing something in return 2.Competition- -Causes advancement in business, school & sports -Can lead to stress, lack of cooperation, inequality & conflict 3.Conflict -Wars, disagreements within groups, legal disputes, clashes over ideology 4.Cooperation 5.Accommodation – Neither cooperate or conflict – ex. Compromise, truce, mediation, arbitration


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