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so·cial struc·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structurenoun

    the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships

    "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

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  1. social structure

    Social structure refers to the organized pattern of social relationships and social institutions that together compose the fundamental aspects of a society. It includes institutions such as family, education, religion, and economic and political systems, which shape the behaviour, attitudes, and interactions of individuals and groups within the society. Social structure involves the way roles, norms, and rules are arranged to sustain the stability or survival of a group or society.

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  1. Social structure

    Social structure is a term used in the social sciences to refer to patterned social arrangements in society that are both emergent from and determinant of the actions of the individuals. The usage of the term "social structure" has changed over time and may reflect the various levels of analysis within differing sub-fields of sociology. On the macro scale, it can refer to the system of socioeconomic stratification, social institutions, or, other patterned relations between large social groups. On the meso scale, it can refer to the structure of social network ties between individuals or organizations. On the micro scale, it can refer to the way norms shape the behavior of actors within the social system. These meanings are not always kept separate. For example, recent scholarship by John Levi Martin has theorized that certain macro-scale structures are the emergent properties of micro-scale cultural institutions. Marxist sociology also has a history of mixing different meanings of social structure, though it has done so by simply treating the cultural aspects of social structure as epiphenomena of its economic ones.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social structure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social structure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    In a feudal society -- and the South was in many ways just that well into the 20th century -- labor is controlled, it cannot be free or the entire social structure will collapse. There are still residues of this even in the South today.


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