Social Roles, Interaction, and Organization

Further Readings

Briody, E., T.M. Pester and R. Trotter (2012). A story’s impact on organizationalculture change. Journal of Organizational Change Management 25(1): 67–87.

Qualitative research on organizational culture change at a General Motors manufacturing plant.

Goffman, E. (1961). Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates. New York: Anchor Doubleday.

Applies to both sections: status and roles and organizations

Merton, R.K. (1940). Bureaucratic structure and personality. Social Forces 18(4): 560–568.

On the relationship between structural functionalism and bureaucracy

Film recommendation: Office Space (1999)

Addresses issues of organizational culture, bureaucracy, status

Helpful Websites

Tales from the Kingston Pen:

Status and Role:

Additional information on the concepts of status and role

Lou Gehrig’s Disease:

Good resource to understand living with disabilities as a master status

Sociology of Organization:

Good resource for sociology of organizations research

Individuals in Organizations:

Additional information on organizations and the role of the individual in organizations