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Chapter #5 (Essentials of Sociology by A Giddens) Groups Networks and


Chapter #5: (Essentials of Sociology by A. Giddens) Groups, Networks, and


-What is a social category?

-According to Georg Simmel, what is an important aspect of group?

-Are people willing to obey authority? Read study of Stanley Milgram.

-According to Max Weber: What is an ideal type of bureaucracy?

-What kinds of rules dominate the relationship between employee and employer?

-What the Internet has fostered in regard to creation of relationship?

-Is there imbalance or balance of gender roles in modern organization?

-What, according to Robert Putnam, caused by television? Was it increase of violence, or sex or decreasing civic participation and attention span among the young?