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Text 2. Social organization

Task: read the text, find the answers to the questions given below.

The students of sociology pay much attention to discovering how persons and groups relate to each other.

Social organization is the pattern of individual and group relations. There are three levels of social organization. They are: interpersonal relations, that is the micro-order of the society, group relations, that is the medium order of the society, and macro relations of social order.

An interpersonal relation is the most elementary social bond, occuring when two persons stand in some relations to each other. These relations are the building blocks of social structure.

Organization of people in a group is reflected through roles and modes of interaction. Knowledge of the group structure of a community or society gives clues to potential conflicts or solidarity, as well as to forces that may determine the future character of a society or a community.

A social order exists when an entire community or society for a significant period of history is characterized by distinctive and interwoven patterns of social organization. A social order is a type of society.

It is evident that large complex and impersonal organizations are characteristic of our present social world. Most people are associated with them. Decisions of large organizations deeply affect our personal worlds and often quite negatively.

1. What is social organization?

2. What are three levels of social organization?

3. What is the most elementary social bond?

4. What are the building blocks of social structure?

5. What is organization of people in a group reflected through?

6. What gives clues to potential conflicts or solidarity?

7. What is a social order?

8. What are most people associated with?

9. Do decisions of large organizations deeply affect our personal worlds?

10. How do large organisations affect our personal worlds?


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