GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Sociology Sociological Concepts-Sociological Concepts Study Material (Page 8 of 9)

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Role Set: Robert K Merton

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Role Set

Robert K Merton
  • Robert K Merton established the term role set to distinguish a number of roles attached to a single status.
  • A role set is a condition where a single status have more than one role attached to it, this variety of the roles is what sociologists termed it as such.
Robert K Merton

Consider a student for example, involves one role as scholar, one more as a consumer of campus library and another as an associate of faculty.

Consider a Student

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Personhood: Approaches, and Inherent Personhood, Capacity Based Approach to Personhood, the Body, Interpersonal Theories of Personhood

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Introduction of Personhood
  • Though considering of the human person are opening to social science theory and research, sociologists reflect less focus in the individuality personhood that they do on the ideas of organization and society.
  • The ways the people appreciate and communicate to each other contribute towards the acknowledgement or progress and preservation of personhood.
  • It is a vague thing which cannot be easily calculated. Personhood is seen as something that arises out of social relations.
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