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: http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episodes/tales-from-the-kingston-penn

Status and Role: http://www.sociologyguide.com/basic-concepts/Status-and-Role.php

Additional information on the concepts of status and role

Lou Gehrig’s Disease: http://www.lougehrigsdisease.net/

Good resource to understand living with disabilities as a master status

Sociology of Organization: http://www.sociosite.net/topics/organization.php

Good resource for sociology of organizations research

Individuals in Organizations: http://www.sociologyguide.com/organization-and-individual/index.php

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