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Status & Role

Sociology Obdulio & Colin

Obdulio Alcantara

on 1 April 2011

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Transcript of Status & Role

Status & Role behavior expected by someone who hold a particular status status Set- all the statuses of a person holds at a given time acribed status - social position that a person recieves at birth or takes on involuntarily later in life Achived Status - a social position a person takes on voluntarily that reflects a personal ability or effort Master status - a status that has special importance for social identity , that often shaping a person entire life Role Set- a number of roles attached to a single status. Social Intergration- the process by which people act and react in relation to others. Role Conflict- conflict among the roles connected to two or more statuses. Role Strain- tension among the roles connected to a single status. Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder Obama- U.S. President Georg Simmel, one of the founders of sociology, says that status is a part of our social identity and helps define our relationship to others. A daughter, Cuban, a teenager, or widower are examples of ascribed status. Because achived status is something you take on or earn, becoming president, a drug lord, or an executive of a big company are all examples of this. A job is a master status, some are more important than others and often shows alot about a persons social backround. It also shows ones education and income. Though there are positive statuses, there are also negivite ones aswell An example of a status set. this is a diagram of a persons role set inbetween these different roles and statuses, there may be role strain created this is an example of role conflicts. as you can see they conflict against eachother Helen Rose Ebaugh studied the experience of Role Exit. Role Exit is the process by which people disengage from important social roles. She identifies these people as their status with an ex-. (ex. ex-doctor, ex-husband, ex-alcholic, ect.) People with a physical disability are often defined in the same way as class, gender, or race. This would ultimately be someones master status. Status- a social position someone holds
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