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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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1 Chapter 1: A Sociological Compass Social Solidarity: refers to the degree to which group members share beliefs and values, and the intensity and frequency of their interaction. Strong social bonds decrease the probability that a person will commit suicide if adversity strikes. Social Structures: are relatively stable patterns of social relations. Microstructures: are the patterns of relatively intimate social relations formed during face-to-face interaction. Families, friendship circles, and work associations are all examples of microstructures. Macrostructures: are overarching patterns of social relations that lie outside and above your circle of intimates and acquaintances. Macrostructures include classes, bureaucracies, and power systems such as patriarchy. Patriarchy: is the traditional system of economy and political inequality between men and women. Global Structures: are patterns of social relations that lie o
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