Chapter 4- from social interaction to social organization. Feminist theory, emotion and the building blocks of social interaction. Results: women laugh twice as much when they are speaker in male-female conversation, when women are listener, they laugh more than men also. Men more likely to interrupt, less likely to ask help b/c they feel incompetent, reduction in authority. Social interaction: involves communication among people acting and reacting to one another, either face to face or via computer, it is structured around norms, roles and statuses. Status: higher status (men) get more laughs than lower status (women) Role: expected behaviours, when you occupy status you perform role. Norm: generally expected way of doing things (e. g. class clown being punished for distraction) Scholars believe emotion like common cold, just happen and are involuntary reaction. Feminists argue that females have to control" emotions, emotions are not involuntary. Grizzly bear attacks: we either run or choose to play dead.