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Social Structure and Society. What is “Social Structure” and how is “status” determined?. Social Structure defined Status Status Set Ascribed Status Achieved Status Master Statuses. How are “roles” in a Social Structure determined?. Role Role Set Role Conflict Role Strain Role Exit.

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Social structure and society

Social Structure and Society


What is social structure and how is status determined

What is “Social Structure” and how is “status” determined?

  • Social Structure defined

  • Status

  • Status Set

  • Ascribed Status

  • Achieved Status

  • Master Statuses


How are roles in a social structure determined

How are “roles” in a Social Structure determined?

  • Role

  • Role Set

  • Role Conflict

  • Role Strain

  • Role Exit


Zimbardo s work a foretelling of abu ghraib abuses

Zimbardo’s Work: A Foretelling of Abu Ghraib abuses?

  • Prison Experiment (‘72)

  • Stanford Prison Experiment

  • Discuss briefly what “social structure” and “roles” has to do with this prison experiment.


Was the abuse at abu gharaib predictable

Was the abuse at Abu Gharaib predictable?

  • Zimbardo on NPR (comments from Zimbardo – relating to Abu Gharaib prison, skip for today)

  • Contending view from "Slate.com” – (counterargument regarding Zimbardo / Abu Gharaib relationship – skip today)

  • According to Errol Morris, in “Standard Operating Procedure”…


Fast forward to iraq

Fast Forward to Iraq..

  • “The Torture Question” – Frontline Video

  • (View first two segments of this video for today – then answer q’s on next slide)


Whistleblowing and results

Whistleblowing..and results?

  • A classic example of “whistleblowing” by Joe Darby

  • Convictions


Social structure and society

QOTD…

  • Should our administration (ie. Donald Rumsfeld) have predicted the torture/abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib?

    2. Who should be held most accountable?

    Assignment - Blog on this topic! You must contribute at least one comment and one question by next class. (This will be rewarded with up to 20pts.)

    Explain in a paragraph. Use specific details from our studies.


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