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Sociology LEC5 Wednesday October 12 2011 Networks Groups and BureaucraciesWhy most people conform y Norms of solidarity demand conformityShared ideas about how we should behave towards friends comrades in order to sustain the relationshipbecause these relationships are so important to us and we preserve them and to the morality of our actionsIe The Nazis who tortured the Jews usually were found to contain no hatred towards them but wanted to maintain group solidaritynot because they were extraordinarily evil but ordinary to belongGame becomes a quasifamily are willing to preform violating acts so that theyll remain in the group conformity Why do people violate group norms Ie Polish Christianshelped save Jews in WW2 acted against the dictating groupheroism of these Polish Christians did not correlate with their education persons religious background not correlated with Jews highly educated people are less prejudiced against religionWhy is it people will break group norms to help others they dont necessarily care for These Christians heroes were estranged for mainstream normshadnt been bro
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