(noun) An individual’s or group’s (e.g., family) fall within the hierarchy that decreases their level of class, power, or status.
(noun) The transfer of money or property to a woman’s husband when she gets married, typically given by her parents.
(noun) Erving Goffman’s (1922–1982) approach to analyzing social interactions using the metaphor of a theatrical performance, viewing a social situation as a scene and people as actors who strategically present themselves to impress others.
(noun) A marriage in which both partners work or pursue careers.
(noun) When a married couple live at separate locations and typically only come together to conceive children.
David Émile Durkheim (1858–1917), a French sociologist that formally established the academic discipline of sociology with his work Rules of the Sociological Method (1895). After setting up the first European department of sociology at the University of Bordeaux, he became France’s first professor of sociology.
(noun) A group of two.
(noun) A stable condition in a healthy society due to all components working well together.
(noun) Any action or behavior that has negative consequences for a group or society; an effect of structures that fosters social instability