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  1. Social Structures
    Patterned social arrangements & relationships that are produced by/shaped/constrained by individual actions and experiences

    governed by rules, roles, rituals, cultural practices and normative expectations that operate within that social setting
  2. Social Reproduction
    processes that perpetuate or sustain a given social structure
  3. Social Change
    Processes that transform a given social structure
  4. Social institutions
    • Common ways of patterning social relationships in a given society
    • have particular purpose & governed by rules, roles, rituals, cultural practices and normative expectations that operate within that social setting
  5. Family as Institution
    • Common ways of patterning social relationships
    • have particular purpose
    • governed by rules/roles/rituals/cultural practices/normative expectations
  6. History of Love in marriage
    • Before 1700s
    • consolidate wealth & property, get in laws, building social capital for extended family
    • expand family labor force
    • love for neighbors, kin & god than spouses
  7. Marriage Paradox
    Things that have marriage as a love relationships more rewarding have marriage as institution less stable

    expectations have risen so relationships not up to standards seem less bearable/intolerable to ppl
  8. Modern Crisis of the family
    • family undergone big changes that some consider as moral decline
    • moral decline blamed for all kinds of social ills
    • solution- return to traditional family
  9. De institutionalization of American marriage- Cherlin
    recent changes in American family- division of labor in home, increase in childbearing outside of marriage, increase divorce rate, growth of cohabitation, same sex marriage

    Historical story-institutionalized(norms about family & personal life count for less) -companionate- individualized marriage (personal choice & self development)
  10. The Way We Wish We Were - Coontz
    traditional family never existed b/c ppl unwilling to accept packaged deal of chosen model of that time and place

    Historical Eras- Colonial, Victorian, Late 19th C, Depression Era, 1950s family
  11. Coontz questions
    -future of US family/marriage
    -why ppl still marry?
    -prediction for future of US marriage & family
    -what does all this imply for Crisis of family debate?
  12. What is a “peer marriage”?
    Who tends to be in peer marriages?
    Why would women and men choose peer marriages?
    What are the costs of peer marriage?
    What are the potential rewards?
  13. Social Institution
    common ways of patterning social relationships that have purpose, governed by rules, roles, cultural practices, normative expectations that operate w/in that social setting
  14. Organization
    • Particular social entity that brings ppl together, arranges their behaviors & planned & set up to accomplish a collective goal in specific time & place
    • concrete manifestation of a more general social institution
  15. Education as a social institution

    What are some common ways of patterning social relationships in education?

    What social purposes does education serve?

    What social rules, roles, rituals, cultural practices, and normative expectations are involved in education?
  16. Class & symbolic interaction in education
    • -feeling out of place
    • -faking it
    • -ambivalence
    • -resolving ambivalence
  17. Common sense of economy
    natural product of economic activities, initiative & hard work of individual acting in fee market

    great equalizer & facilitate social mobility, provides equal opportunity, rewards initiative & punishes laziness
  18. Soc perspective of economy
    • complex social domain made of multiple overlapping institutions w/ back and forth between structural constraints and individual agency
    • capitalist economy wants to accumulate capital & benefits from perpetuation of social inequalities
  19. Consequences of Recession
    Don Peck- How a New Jobless Era will Transform America
  20. Society and social Institutions
    Lisa Mclntyre- societies are self sufficient, totality of people & social relations in a given geographic area

    societal needs- continuing supply of new members, socialize new members, create knowledge, control members

    Institutions are unplanned & developed gradually- best way become pattern for future generations to follow, activity becomes habituated, routines -way we do things,  free up memory space vs. institutionalized behavior is way it must be done
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2013-12-16 04:52:25

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