Category Archive for: SOCIAL ORDER AND SOCIAL CONTROL

INFO’RMAL PRIMARY GROUP CONTROLS

INFO’RMAL PRIMARY-GROUP CONTROLS  Groups are of two kinds, primary and secondary these concepts will be analyzed in detail in a later chapter. For our present discussion it is sufficient to note that primary groups are small, intimate, informal groups, such as the  clique, or play group, while secondary groups are impersonal, formal, and utilitarian groups, such as a labor union, trade association, church congregation,…

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Social Control Through Social Pressure

Social Control Through Social Pressure In a novel by SinclairLewis, George F. Babbitt  a small-town realtor, somehow strays into’ “radical” notions about government and politics. Soon his business declines, his friends begin to avoid him, and he grows uncomfortably aware that he is becoming an outsider. Lewis describes how Babbitt’s associates apply these subtle pressure<; until, with a sigh of relief, Babbitt…

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SOCIAL CONTROL

SOCIAL CONTROL How does a group or society cause its members to behave in the expected manner? Social Control Through Socialization Fromm [1944] has remarked that if a society is to function efficiently, “its members must acquire the kind of character which makes them want to act in the way they rave to act as members of society They have to desire to…

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