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Sociology 543 – Group Solidarity

Professor James Kitts
Office: Savery 121G
Office Hours: Monday 3-5pm
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Class Meeting Time and Location:
Thursday, 1:30-3:20
Mary Gates Hall, Room 248


This seminar will address fundamental questions of solidarity and social organization. How do human groups work? Why do individuals sometimes sacrifice their time, their money, and even their lives to promote collective goals? We will explore a variety of accounts for the emergence of cooperation in groups and organizations, ranging from altruism and emotional attachment to structured exchange and social control.



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