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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym
Semester
Fall

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thWednesday October 12 2011 SOC101LectureNetworks GroupsBureaucracies How is it possible for many thousands of ordinary Germans to systematically murder millions of peopleo They didnt hate the people they were killing o They wanted to maintain group solidarityo They didnt want to disappoint their friendso Ordinary act to sustain friendship ties to serve their groupWhy Most People Conformo Norms of solidarity demand conformityo Structures of authority tend to render people obediento Bureaucracies in particular are highly effective structures of authorityNo correlation between political views religious background attitudes towards Jews didnt matter o Why did some people break group norms to help peopleo Christian heroes were estranged for mainstream norms o Poor
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