What is a Norm and Social Norms? Types, Functions, Examples

Synopsis: This article deals with the concept of norms, social norms, their definitions, characteristics, functions, and types. It also covers how norms are institutionalized in our society, why we should follow norms, and what happens if we violate them. Tracing the behavioral changes norms have on individuals and the changing patterns of norms seen today, … Read more

Family Roles and Changing Relationships – AS&A Level Notes

This article delves into the inner complex of family as a unit of analysis. It will deeply analyze the power dynamics that operates within the household and how the external and the internal factors influence the hierarchal structure of this naturalized relationship. Besides these, it also caters to the concept as to how inequality is … Read more

Theories of the Family and Social Change – AS & A Level Notes

Synopsis: This article provides an overview of the some of the theories of family and social change. It explores the roles of family through different sociological perspectives (Functionalism, Marxism, and Feminism) and explores the changing patterns of family relations and other social institutions such as marriage and divorce. Introduction             In sociology, a family is … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of Having Children: The Individual Versus The State

There are many advantages and disadvantages of having children. These could be classified as economic, psychological, social and physical. The numerous benefits and costs are further influenced by many factors such as the type of country one resides in, what religious norms they follow and what culture and social setting they belong to. Advantages Of … Read more