Essay on Social structure

Patriarchy in Nepal

A patriarchy is an ancient and far reaching social construct that, over the centuries has engrained itself deep within the structure of countless societies, and has served to diminish the worth and influence of females within social structures. A patriarchy is a social construct created by humans which centres authority on males, and gives sole […]

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Robert K Merton (1937): Social Structure and Anomie

Robert Merton originated what has come to be termed the Strain Theory in Criminology. He distinguishes between the institutionalised goals of a society and its cultural means which a “social structure defines, regulates, and controls the acceptable modes of achieving these goals” (Merton, p68). He suggests that when there is a disparity between these two […]

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Jacobean England

The world of Jacobean England was one of disorder due to immense changes within the social structure. An emerging middle class required a new social code to meet the needs of a changing class structure. New emergent ideas were rapidly acknowledged thus putting forward new concepts of family morality, social morality and feudal order. Indeed, […]

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Maycomb County is a microcosm of the social structure of America

The fact that Maycomb County is described as a microcosm, or in other words, a “miniature representation”, immediately shows the reader that it is a quaint, closely structured town with a small population. Harper lee shows this by having family and social groupings such as, the Cunningham’s, Ewell’s, Radley’s and Finches. The book has been […]

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Against Racism

Racism never stands still. It changes shape, size, contours, purpose, function, with changes in the economy, the social structure, the system and, above all, the challenges, the resistances, to that system. The racism we are faced with today is not the racism we faced 40, 50 years ago, when we first came here. Then, post-war […]

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Global Flow of Silver Dbq

The global flow of silver managed to redefine the social structure in many societies, as well as dramatically altered the basis of the economy in many European and Asian countries. Despite the economic change that came from the mass production of silver and its use as a standard currency, the growth of the silver industry […]

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Social Structure in the Victorian Era

In the context of work being performed in the Victorian Era, social classes performed different tasks. The working class performed the most tedious work of them all, which is physical labor. This includes servitude to the upper classes, doing kitchen work, cleaning, and farming. They have meager earnings despite all the hard work they perform. […]

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Running Records

Providing the most effective means of teaching is the primary goal of all educational institutions. This aspect helps the social structure to achieve full potential benefits for the students as well as to help them perform well in contributing to social development. In order to assess students specifically in the evaluation procedure of reading, a […]

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Social Structure During the Renaissance: Italy vs China

In contemporary western societies, social classes are based upon a middle, lower, and upper class. Today social mobility[1] between these classes is likely if not common; however this has not always been the case. In the time period of the Italian Renaissance[2], the roots of social mobility can be found. Social structure[3] in Italy was […]

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Women’s Movement in India

The study of social movements is not an area for historians alone. Sociologists studying social structure, processes and change would logically be interested in social movements. It is a process through which a collective attempt is made at mobilisation for change or resistance. However, in the context of change it differs from evolutionary process of […]

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Social Structure in Ancient Rome

After few months of study of the ancient Europe, from the ancient Greek polis to the Roman Empire to the development of Christianity to the Medieval Europe, the concept of “Europe” gradually has become more and more clear to me, so do the meaning of unity in its diversity and the diversity in its unity. […]

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