Essay On Social Structure

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Introduction Social Structure has different meanings according to certain scales. I have defined Social Structure in 4 different ways namely social science macro, meso and micro scales. In the Social Science, Social Structure is the patterned social arrangements in the society that are both up-and-coming from and factor of the actions of the individuals. On the macro scale, social structure is the system of the socioeconomic stratification (e.g. class structure). On the meso scale, it is the structure of social network ties amongst individuals or organizations. On the Macro scale, it can be the method norms shape the behaviour of factors within the social system. And Social Change may refer to the idea of social development or sociocultural…show more content…
It spares us the hundreds of little choices that would otherwise have to be made before every act, and it gives groups and societies a degree of stability and continuity. Yet, like most things in life, social structure has both positives and negatives sides. It makes efficient human activity possible, but it also restrict personal freedom. People in small, isolated towns my feel these restrictions particularly strongly. But all of us- no matter where we live- come up against the coercive power of social structure at one time or…show more content…
Following the steps of Durkheim, they ask, what causes all these technological, cultural and institutional changes? On occasion, massive change- in the private lives of individuals as well as in entire social institutions- can result from a single dramatic historical event, such as the attacks of September 11 2011, Hurricane Katrina, or the global economic meltdown of 2008. We can be than full that such colossal events are relatively rare. Sociologists who focus on change tell us that institutional transformations are more likely to be caused overtime by a variety of social forces, including environmental and population pressures, cultural innovation, and technological and cultural
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