SOC100H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Role Theory, Ex-Gay Movement, Impression Management

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Chapter 4: from social interaction to social organizations. Social interaction: involves people communicating face to face or via computer, acting and reacting in relation other people. It is structured around norms, roles, and statues. Feminist sociologists are especially sensitive to gender differences in social interactions (the see that gender often structures interaction patterns) If we define status as a recognized social position, it is generally true that people with higher status (in this case, men) get more laughs, whereas people with lower status )in this case, women), laugh more. This is perhaps why class clowns are nearly always boys. Laughter is a signal of who has higher and lower status (social structure influences who laughs more) Social statuses are one of three building blocks that structure social interaction (the others being roles and norms) Roles are a set of expected behaviours (whereas people occupy a status, they perform a role)

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