Sociology Chapter 6 Vocab

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Sociology Chapter 6


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  • 1. 
    The process by which people act and react in relation to others.
  • 2. 
    A social position that a person holds.
  • 3. 
    All the statuses a person holds at a given time.
  • 4. 
    A social position a person receives at birth or takes on involuntarily later in life.
  • 5. 
    A social position a person takes on voluntarily that reflects personal ability and effort.
  • 6. 
    A status that has special important for social identity often shaping a person's entire life.
  • 7. 
    Bheavior expected of someone who holds a particular status.
  • 8. 
    A number of roles attached to a single status.
  • 9. 
    Conflict among the roles connected to two or more statuses.
  • 10. 
    Tension among the roles connected to a single status.
  • 11. 
    The process by which people creatively shape reality through social interaction.
  • 12. 
    W.I. Thomas's observation that situations defined as real are real in their consequences.
  • 13. 
    Harold Garfinkel's term for the study of the way people make sense of their everyday surroundings.
  • 14. 
    Erving Goffman's term for the study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance.
  • 15. 
    Erving Goffman's term for a person's efforts to create specific impressions in the minds of others.
  • 16. 
    Communication using body movements, gestures, and facial expressions rather than speech.
  • 17. 
    The surrounding area over which a person makes some claim to privacy.
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