Strive for balance & consistency in our lives, social relationship, attitudes, & behaviors.
Based on formal legal documents, written laws/ specify how leader is chosen, how long they hold position
The norm of reciprocity
States that when we get something from someone else that creates a responsibility to give something back.
is any act that will evoke social sanctions where people show their disapproval. (what someone does)
Internalization of norms
Gossip & social approbation
Noted 2 things:
-Every society has deviance
-Deviance performs some function for society
use term now to describe any characteristics that if it is known about it will cause that person to be devalued in eyes of dominant society
result to belonging to devalued group in society. by race or ethnicity, social class, by sex.
The Medicalization of Deviance
Refers to attempts to find biological/psychatric cause for all unwanted behavior.
Admitting the stigma wither explicitly or implicitly. Engaging in some strategy to make stigma less intrusive in social interaction.
people who know someone has a stigma but instead of treating em differently, they accept them & treat em normal.
C. Wright Mills
The Power Elite
Certain individuals coming from overlapping social circles at the very top of America society where retrained from birth in the knowledge that some day they will be making decisions that effect millions of people
is what our position is based off of. Describes indiv resources that a person brings to a job.
is made up of our social categories and the social groups we belong to. m or f/ religion/ social networks
A category of people treated as distinct based on physical characteristics to which social importance has been assigned.
Interbreeding population with genetic characteristics that differ from other populations.
William Julius Wilson
Many problems we perceive as race problems in this country are really not race problems; instead they are social problems.