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5 Matching questions

  1. Émile Durkheim
  2. informal structure
  3. bureaucracy
  4. secondary group
  5. gemeinschaft
  1. a (rural areas) relationships and intimate, cooperative, and personal/exchange of goods is based on reciprocity and barter, and people look out for the well being of the group as a whole
  2. b networks of people who help one another by bending rules and taking procedural shortcuts
  3. c Robert K. Merton defined this as a formal, rationally organized social structure clearly defined patterns of activity in which, ideally, every series of actions is functionally related to the purposes of the organization
  4. d characterized by much less intimacy among its members. It usually has specific goals, is formally organized, and is impersonal
  5. e devised ideas about mechanical and organic solidarity

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. interaction among members who have an emotional investment in one another and in a situation, who know one another intimately, and who interact as total individuals rather than through specialized roles
  2. (urban society) relationships are impersonal and independent. People look out for their own interests, good are bought and sold, and formal contracts govern economic exchanges
  3. social solidarity depends on he cooperation of individuals in many positions who perform specialized tasks-formal and functionally determined
  4. the addition of a third member
  5. the relativity stable pattern of social relationships among individuals and groups in society

5 True/False questions

  1. social aggregatepeople who temporarily happen to be in physical proximity to each other but share little else


  2. collective consciencepeople who temporarily happen to be in physical proximity to each other but share little else


  3. small groupmany kinds of social groups, such as families, peer groups, and work groups, that actually meet together and contain few enough members so that all members know one another


  4. formal structureplanned highly institutionalized, and clearly defied statuses and role relationships


  5. social institutionsthe ordered social relationships that grow out of the values, norms, statuses, and roles that organize the activities that fulfill society's fundamental needs


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