Social Structure Of A Social Institution

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A social institution is a complex, integrated set of social norms organized around the conservation of a basic societal value. Social institutions are established or standardized patterns of convention-regulated behavior. They include the household, education, religion, and economic and political establishments. A well-established and structured pattern of behavior or of relationships of groups of people that is accepted as a fundamental part of a culture. Institutions are structures and mechanisms of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of a set of individuals within a given human collectivity. A set of organized beliefs, rules, and practices that establishes how a society will attempt to meet basic needs. A socially approved system of values, norms, and roles that exists to accomplish specific societal goals.

According to Marx,
Social institutions are determined by their society’s mode of production.Social institutions serve to hold the ability of the dominant class.
Accoding to Weber,
Social institutions are interdependent but no single institution determines the eternal sleep.The movements and consequences of social institutions cannot be assumed in advance.
According to Durkheim,
Set the stage for later functionalist analyses of institutions by concluding that religion promotes social solidarity and collective sense of right and incorrect.
Functionalist theory
• The social institutions listed in this department (along with other social institutions)…
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