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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2L03
Professor
David Young
Semester
Fall

Description
Mass Media and the Social World Social institutions: What are social institutions? - Well acknowledged patterns of social relationships that endure over time, of which each  have a certain goal to carry out  • Marriage • Family • Politics • Economy • Education (made up of elementary, high school, colleges, universities) • Religion (made up of churches, synagogues, mosques) • Mass media  Some particular social institutions…connected to mass media 1) Institution of an Economy is made up of organizations or groups that produce and  distribute goods or services in a society - Ex: agricultural society (farmers) , an industrial capitalist society (private companies and  transnational corporations) 2) Institution of politics is made of organizations or groups that make decisions and force  rules or provide services on behalf of a society - Ex: governments (make decisions), courts ( enforce rules), social service agencies  (provide services) - Include organizations or groups that challenge ru
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