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School
University of Toronto St. George
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC246H1
Professor
Markus Schafer
Semester
Winter

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SOC246Lecture 2 Durkheimexamined social integration WeberMarx status not distributed equally layered societySocial Integration Disintegration theoryinevitable and mutual withdrawal from social roles by the old Both society and the individual favor this withdrawal Anticipatory socializationprepare for future roles in societyEx Schools be prepared for a romantic partnerHow do you prepare for later lifeCriticism of Disintegration Theory People dont always disintegrateDisintegration can take multiple formsSome people disintegrate but dont want toActivity Theorysocial interaction and maintaining social roles are importantActivitysocial rolespositive selfconceptlife satisfactionCriticisms focuses on individuals and ignores larger social factors social and physiological needs may not be constantModernization theorythe status of the aged in a community is inversely proportional to the degree ofmodernization in that societyAll societies classify by
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