A negative image of oneself among individuals with lower ascribed statuses is the result of the internalization of the expectations that others have of them and the treatment that they receive based on those statuses. An ascribed status, on the other hand, is beyond an individual's control. Two new actors encounter each other. This is the achieved status is as synonymous to personal accomplishments as one would have acquired such status from a competition, for example. The roles assigned to the old also vary considerably from society to society.
Thus, whereas the status of a person tells us what he is, his role will tell us what he does as a member of a status group. This age group, however, may still have. Marital status, parental status, educational status, etc. A view from society's perspective shows that roles in different contexts tend to become merged. Even in the modern society, if not extended kinship ties, the immediate family ties remain socially important. Venkatesh was uncomfortable seeing this. As the roles get stabilized, an individual adopts a given role; and if he fails to fulfill the role expectation, he will be regarded as a violator of the terms of interaction.
Individuals are born as either males or females and remain so for life. She is thus provided with some tasks that are compatible with reproduction. Consequently, behavior expected from that individual will also be in accordance with that accepted lie rather than the ascribed status that would be associated with him if the truth were known. Then there are professional status obligations, like doctors and lawyers whose vocations bind them to certain oaths governing their client relationships. Status is important sociologically because we attach to one's position a certain set of presumed rights, as well as presumed obligations and expectations for certain behaviors.
You can however, change how other people perceive your age through changing your outward appearance. Occupation provides an example of status that may be either ascribed or achieved, and which serves to differentiate caste-like societies from. A straight person may choose to be homosexual, and a person may also be born homosexual, in which case it is ascribed. The success of the structure requires that the expectations remain constant, even if they are illegitimately acquired, given that the truth is never discovered. A structure characterised by achieved statuses enhances competition for those statuses, but the specialization of roles also necessitates co-operation.
Further, by making certain changes of status legitimate, a society may admit members with unusual abilities for statuses where average ability is not just enough. A 'role' is the behavioral aspect of status. But the character is a different phenomenon. In some societies marriage takes place soon after this change, though in the civilized societies it takes place after a long time. Eventually one occupies the statuses of husband, mother bread-winner, cricket fan, and so on, one has as many statuses as there are groups of which one is a member. To prepare us for this discussion, the facilitator had us list five important parts of our identity he meant status, but did not use this sociological term.
More often, society dictates the ascribed status to a given individual. The individual who has been absorbing culture now starts participating in it. Basis of Achieved status: The achieved status is based on the personal ability, education, earned wealth etc. If, however, an actor has more than one status, the attitudes of any two statuses may be either compatible or incompatible with their demands on the person. The more statuses we have, and the more roles we take on, the more likely we are to experience role conflict. A general division of the social layers in our society which you may recognize are the wealthy, the middle class, and the working class.
The change to adulthood is widely recognised in ceremony, custom and law. These may fit in with her tasks of child-bearing and child-rearing. For children, however, homelessness is not something they have any control over. Pandey is also a husband, a father, a member of Hare-Krishna cult and a municipal councilor, it is a status set. But the change from childhood to adolescent period and then to adulthood is of tremendous importance. This status is gained over a person effort. The next step was to cross two of the items out and the final step was to cross two more items from our list.
Self meaning 'of each person, individually. Now, consider the age of a traditionally-aged college student: aged 18-24. Though all statuses imply some role or roles, it is not always possible to infer people's statuses from what they do, as for example, two persons, who bear the title of knighthood and thus holding same social positions, might be performing completely different roles. Needless to say, most of the gravy rises to the top. Most ascribed statuses potentially also have an achieved component. The greater mobility of class systems produces less status consistency.