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routinization

  1. any social situation in which social action is repetitive and may be performed with a degree of motivational detachment and lack of involvement (see also ANOMIE).
  2. (as employed by SCHUTZ, the ETHNOMETHODOLOGISTS and GIDDENS) the ‘taken-for-granted’ habitual character of most of the activities of’everyday’ social life: routine.
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A systems-level approach to increase HIV testing rates that does not rely on individual providers could use interventions to routinize HIV testing such as electronic medical records reminders, opt-out testing policies, provider education campaigns, and removal of barriers to HIV testing (i.
Routinize the use of the innovation - Most importantly, the institution must make the innovation a matter of routine.
The seriousness and interpersonal protocol encountered in such firms serve a purpose, for they seek to routinize interaction and communication patterns, control deviations from a predetermined routine, and depersonalize interaction - in short, they promote many characteristics that are counterpoised to flexibility and innovation.
It would seem, in other words, to be an extension of liberal thought to routinize vigilance or anxiety about our independence, making the love of liberty a permanent feature of our lives.
The policy choices made to foster and routinize prostitution ("Prostitution seems routine.
Denominationalism is also manifested in the tendency of new religious groups to routinize -- that is, adopt formal bureaucratic structures of organization -- if the y are to survive the transition to a second generation.
In past decades of the 20th Century, most physicians were in solo practice and employed office managers to expedite and routinize scheduling of patients and management of financial transactions.
The state also played a role in seeking to routinize household budgets, particularly in poor families where social service agencies often acted to enforce "the approved method of budgeting.
But we should worry even more when, without having to invoke special powers, the state routinizes the use of violence and coercive means in dealing with social problems like drugs, and the public falls silent.