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    Social Structure Assignment Carl and Bélanger (2014) define social structure as “patterns of relationships and interaction that endure from one generation to the next” (p. 89). We may not always notice, but mostly everyone takes part in a social group. Social structure includes different components like culture, social class, status, roles and social institutions (Carl & Bélanger, 2014, P.89). In the following essay, I will discuss how I fit into the social structure. I will also define and give examples of the many key terms associated with social structure. Ascribed, Achieved Status and Status Symbol First of all, the word “status” is a term used a lot in social structure. A status helps sociologists refer to a person’s position in society.…

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    Zimbardo Social Structure

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    Based on his study, what would you conclude about the impact of social structure on social interaction? That even if we are normally one thing we are willing to behave/conform to what we think society is telling us we have to be. We are willing to assimilate within the group or surroundings (based on which side you’re viewing) due to what we perceive our position to be and assume the associated roles/norms that go with it. And sometimes just to maintain our own sanity. You saw mostly normal…

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    Poverty is a social issue that has affected the world for thousands of years. While countries like the United States of America have worked determinedly to eliminate it, poverty still generally exists. It occurs on many different reasons, but the ways to reduce poverty are also numerous. The United States continues to have a significant percentage of its population living in poverty due to social inequality and unemployment that does not lift all members of the work force to an adequate living…

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    Social Structure: The major components of social structure are culture, social class, social status, roles, groups and social institutions. Use each of these social structure variables to explain why Native Americans have such a low rate of college graduation. (See Table 9.3 on page 234 in your Henslin textbook). Minority groups must endure a great deal of inequality to gain success in the United States. For the few who succeed, there are many more that fall by the wayside and are passed…

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    Social structures exist within all societies and have an impact on the people that reside within them. Social structures help us define who we are in a society and how we function within that society. Elements such as race, class and gender help us determine what our role is within the social structure. Our behavior, decisions, and thoughts are all influenced by the social norms that we all follow. Within this binding, it is crucial for us to understand and be aware of our identity within the…

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    The Key Social Problem with Individual Autonomy in Western Society There are many problems that exist in the world today and these problems can include those that affect the social aspect of life. In the article, Individual Autonomy and Social Structure, the author, Dorothy Lee, addresses a key social problem that is experienced in Western society. The problem that Lee addresses is that we, which would be us today, do not respect individual autonomy enough. We imagine that limits placed by…

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    The Hikikomori System

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    established roles in the classroom or around the school. This group-oriented academic structure, mainly used in elementary schools, encourages the establishment of a sense of obligation to a student’s peers, which is the foundation of the idea that Japanese identity is defined by social obligations and links to others. This can be seen in the elementary school activities involving the rotation of roles for lunch helpers and room cleaners. At all times, the Japanese “I” is involved in a large…

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    Pulling from both sides of the discussion, Terence Eagleton in his book Shakespeare and Society: Critical Students in Shakespearean Drama emphasizes a balance, a fusion of two views, personal spontaneity and social responsibility. This discussion comes down to what people consider when they make choices, the near term and their needs and wants or what is best for or required by society, respectively, the later is generally pro-institution. Although there are two sides of the discussion,…

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    Functionalism In Abortion

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    “Macrosociological orientations interpret society in terms of its large structures—organizations, institutions, social classes, communities, and nations” (Basirico, Cashion, & Eshleman, 2014, p. 39). Because a social system consists of a variety of parts, all parts of that structure have a vital significance in the roll in which they play. A sociologist who follows the functionalist perspective will look at the issue of abortion as a result of one or multiple social systems failing to fulfill…

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    Necessary to understand society is the comprehensive understanding of social structure (macrosociology) and social interaction (microsociology) (Henslin, Gelnday, Duffy, & Pupo 2007, p. ). Central to this essay is the shaping of identity, and the influence that both social structure and social interaction retain throughout the formation of individual identity. This essay will highlight the complex, and often subtle combination of social structure and social interaction as shapers of individual…

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