Chapter 4. Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life. Social Structure and Interaction. Social structure is the framework of societal institutions (politics, and religion) and social practices (social roles) that make up a society and establish limits on behavior.
Social Structure and Interaction in Everyday Life
The alcohol industry earns almost $23 billion annually from underage drinkers, according to research from Columbia University. That’s 17.5% of all money spend on alcoholic beverages in the United States. (Reuters News)
Example: The changing role of women
“What is done to children, they will do to society.” (Karl Menninger)
Americans are far more socially isolated today than they were two decades ago, and a sharply growing number of people say they have no one in whom they can confide.
From a 2006 study of the decline of social ties in the United States conducted by Miller McPherson, Lynne Smith-Lovin and Matthew Brashears.
Industrial societies are based on technology that mechanizes production.
People who are unemployed do not share the same status markers as those who have jobs.
A postindustrial society is one in which technology supports a service and information based economy.
They are characterized by an economy in which large numbers of people provide or apply information or are employed in service jobs.
The process by which our perception of reality is largely shaped by the subjective meaning that we give to an experience.
This meaning strongly influences what we “see” and how we respond to situations.
Definition of the situation -
We analyze a social context in which we find ourselves, determine what is in our best interest, and adjust our attitudes and actions accordingly.
A false belief or prediction that produces behavior that makes the original false belief come true.
“Unlike grown-ups, children have little need to deceive themselves” (Goethe)
The Looking Glass Self:
I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am.
All Social Institutions
Social Institution of Education
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