SOC 1100 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Social Constructionism, Ascribed Status, Erving Goffman

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Chapter 6 social interaction in everyday life. Sociology points to the many rules that guide behaviour in everyday situations. The more we learn about the rules of social interaction, the better we can play the game. Taking a micro-level" look at society, examining patterns of everyday social interaction. Identify important social structures, including status and role. Explains how we construct reality through social interaction. Applies the lessons learned to everyday experiences involving emotion, gender and humour. Social interaction: process by which people act and react in relation to others. Status: a social position that a person holds (status is part of social identity and helps define our relationship to others >>professor, student; not prestige). Before we can deal with anyone, we need to know who the person is. Status set refers to all of the statuses a person holds at a given time (i am a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, student, employee, runner, writer)

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