Sediments and beliefs about the world that are passed on intergenerationally. Action reflects what has always been done.
- Traditional: Do it because it's good to do. Learning for learning's sake. (B.A.)
- Rationality: Do it because it can lead to a high paying job. (B.S.)
- Traditional: Guild, Craftsman.
- Rationality: Assembly line. (Scientific Management)
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References and Credits for this Page of Notes. See also: John Macionis, Sociology, 6th ed., Prentice Hall, 1997, pages 110-115; and George Ritzer, Classical Sociological Theory, McGraw-Hill, 1992, Chapter 7.
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