(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.
(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