Dynamics Of Social Institutions
Each society has its own social institutions. These are not buildings or places, but structures of relationship, obligation, role and function. These are social concepts and practices, but also involve cognitive structures. Members of a society have a similar mental concept of right and wrong, order and relationships, and positive values. Those who do not honor these concepts are criminals, or at least antisocial. Social institutions have often been in existence for centuries and thus reflect the deeply enshrined normative value system of people. They can be reflected in the formal institutional framework of a society. Social institution refers to a group of social positions, connected by social relations, performing a social role. It can also be defined in a narrower sense as any institution in a society that works to socialize the groups or people in it. Social institutions comprise norms, values and attitudes. They often manifest themselves in traditions and cultural practices that are performed by the members of a society. Social institution can take many forms, depending on the social context. Our social, economic and political institutions are vital to democracy and fairness in society.
Dr. Shweta achived BA and MA in Sociology and subsequently PhD in same discipline from Patna University and qualified for UGC-NET Examination conducted by the University Grant Commission. Presently she is a Councilor in Indira Gandhi Open University, Study Centre and Nalanda Open Universityand associated with Magadha Mahila College, Patna University in teaching capacity. She has attended several seminars and symposiums and had papers published in Ideal Research Review 1999, 2006 and Hindustan Research Review 2009.
Preface V 1. Dynamics of Social Institutions: An Introduction -- Pg. 1 2. Elements of Socialization -- Pg. 51 3.The Role of Pre-Existing and Evolving Social Institutions -- Pg. 81 4. The Dynamics of Social Transformation -- Pg. 115 5. Social Dynamics In Operation -- Pg. 137 6. Origins of Group Dynamics -- Pg. 163 7. Dynamics of Social Work -- Pg. 219 8.Theory of Standards -- Pg. 243 Bibliography -- Pg. 265 Index -- Pg. 269