social structure



Social organization based on established patterns of social interaction between different relationships (such as those between parents and children, teachers and students, employers and employees), regulated through accepted norms and shared values.

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  • There was a positive relationship between all of the coworkers but everyone is not equal and we were aware of the underlying social structure.

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  • Kayla remained convinced her parents couldn't possibly understand how things work with teenagers, but Dr. and Mrs. Sussman didn't believe high school social structure could have changed all that much in the last couple decades.

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  • American social structure has had some interesting evolution over the past century; I remember when I used to be able to spank my kids without the threat of jail time!

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