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Interactions/Bureaucracies-100
Interactions/Bureaucracies-100

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School
Colorado State University
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 100
Professor
Karla Gingerich
Semester
Spring

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Interactions/Bureaucracies  03/02/2014 Social Interaction consists of two or more individuals purposefully relating to each other Interaction creates micro­level connections All interaction has 3 components An action A common goal A social context governed by norms The action goal and context help us interpret the meaning of the interaction People assume that others will share their interpretations of a situation.  Shared interpretations include norms, which create cues for appropriate behavior Dress Manner Actions Rational Choice Theory Relationships are formed and maintained based on individual rewards and costs An interaction is sustained when it benefits are high and costs are low Assumes that our choices about interaction Are based on calculations of self­interest  Are guided by reason Involve expectations of reciprocity (Individual contributions will balance out over time.  Should I go to coffee or study for exam? Symbolic Interaction Theory Focuses on how people interpret interactions and manipulate others’ interpretations. In group: US. Us as in us students, us citizens, etc Out group: THEM.  Durkheim’s Study of Suicide Showed how groups impact individual beh
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