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University of Toronto Scarborough
Sheldon Ungar

SOCIAL INTERACTION What is social interaction? - Involves people communicating face to face or via computer and acting and reacting in relation to other people. - Structured around norms, role, and statuses The Structure of Social Interaction Status Status: a recognized social position an individual can occupy. (Flight attendants) Status Set: the entire ensemble of statuses occupied by a person. (Flight attendant, wife and mother) Ascribed Status: an involuntary status. (Daughter) Achieved Status: an involuntary status. (Flight attendant) Master Status: his or her overriding public identity. Status that is most influential in shaping a persons life at a given time. Roles Roles: Sets of expected behaviours Role Set: a cluster of roles attached to a single status. Norms Norma: generally accepted ways of doing things Case Study: Stewardess and Their Clientele - Ellen Church hired by Boeing air transport; worlds first stewardess. - Wore her white robes which identified her natural role - Main role was to reassure apprehensive flyers were in safe hands www.notesolution.com
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