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Networks, Groups & Bureaucracies

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

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Sociology October 13 , 2010. Networks, Groups & Bureaucracies Reading: online reading #1* http:www.chass.utoronto.casoc101ybrymch6(excerpt).pdf, SiQ ch. 8 @ p. 76 Why Most People Conform Norms of solidarity demand conformity Structures of authority tend to render people obedient Bureaucracies in particular are highly effective structures of authority Community Values in Glen Ridge (rape of young, disabled girl by group of teen boys, where the community defended the boys) Subordination of women Lack of compassion for the weakstrong ought to prevail, men were strongest Tolerance of male misconductparents always cover up boys misconduct, boys will be boys Intense group loyaltyguys prized intimacy with each other far beyond what they could with a girl Why most People Conform Norms of solidarity demand conformity Structures of authority tend to render people obedient Bureaucracies in particular are highly effective structures of authority A bureaucracy is a large, impersonal organization composed of many clearly defined
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