We often think what social institutions have to do with our life? The answer is, a lot! The makeup of our family, the laws we follow,our professional career, our schooling, and even whether or not we believe in a higher poweretc, are all based on the social institutions in our society. We begin our life among family, and learn about the world through educational institutions (schools), religious institutions (including rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death), and cultural institutions. Much of our education is about preparing for life within structured economic institutions (jobs, the labour market).
Families are meant to be guides to individuals and social connections. Institutions are the building blocks of a particular society. Due to the fact that families are so important the main goals that society sets on individuals are family, marriage, religion, education, the government, politics, and the economy. Many of the institutions are designed specifically to socialize, just like school is meant to socialize with families, they are there to form the individuals and punish them into submission to the social structures even though they try to guide social actors. There is a need for need for balanced social institutions since social institutions form the workers for the next generation, institutions enable to act together for a common goal or just for protecting the individuals from a changing world.
There are varied sociological perspectives available to social scientists for the purpose of study. What sociological perspective is used depends on the theories and purposes of the one undertaking the study. On Functionalism Functionalism, Conflict theory, and Social Interactionism are sociological perspectives that I believe can be used to study the social unit of the family. Functionalism looks at the family as if it was one mechanical entity with every member of the family taking on a role and a function affecting the whole. For example, the mother is the nurturer, support to the husband in terms of keeping the family together taking on household duties as well as economic duties; the father, traditionally is 'head' of the family whose primary function is to provide for the economic and financial needs of his wife and children; the children are dependent on their parents but take on an important role towards each other and to their parents.
This theory was developed by Charles Horton Cooley and George Herbert Mead to analyze sociology symbolically. The Symbolic Interactionist perspective teaches that symbols are the main aspect to comprehending how we look at the world and how we interact with each other. What is meant by symbols is things that we attach meaning to. Symbols are important to everyday life. Without symbols, there would be no way to relate ourselves to each other (Henslin, 2014).
Administrators must have an understanding of human behavior, a commitment to social work ethics and values, and a vision for the future. They play a very major role since they can regulate policies in the absence of board of directors. Some of the responsibilities they are required to do are establish budget, manage the physical facilities, organize and the community needs and services and also coordinate fund-raising. Throughout this research essay shows that social worker allow many different career path. And how the social worker impact our society.
Functionalists, who traditionally dominated the sociology of the family, feel that the family is necessary for the running and continuation of an integrated society. It is assumed by functionalists that if there is the existence of a social institution, then it must have a purpose or a function. Functionalists therefore see the family as beneficial for society. To functionalists, society is an 'organism' that contains different segments which come together to keep society running smoothly. They argue that the family interrelates to other social institutions.
There are responsibilities that each citizen should take in order to be good citizen, so people should be aware of their intelligent and conscious thinking, they should also be aware of what it means to be human being. They have ability to think and question the perceived life. According to Elgin and LeDrew(1997), “only humans have the capacity to know that know.” As they have capacities to judge and distinguish what is right and wrong, being good citizen can be easily established. However, apart form these, becoming a good person and citizen requires some responsibilities which are responsibility to environment, state and community. First of all, the first education which starts in chilhoold facilitates mental development and creates conscious society, this process tends to continue as long as individuals continue their lives.
Class standing directly affects economic success in America by limiting a person’s chance of success however; one can overcome by focusing more upon education and culture. People from lower classes try to achieve success but tend to struggle depending upon their foundation. The problem that people don’t want see is that we all want to become successful, and have the capability to do so but are just restricted by the lack of income. Gregory Mantsios advocates more on the struggle to proceed from one class to another in his essay-“Class in America”. Mantsios states that, “Class standing has a significant impact on our chances for survival.... ... middle of paper ... ... that they affect one another.
Social Institutions Life and its functions are divided and categorized into different systems that define social life. These systems are called social institutions. The main purpose of a social institution is to organize and structure society for the benefit of its people. There are many different types of social institutions, such as, family, religion, education, and peer groups. They were all developed for different areas of life, but ultimately, work together to create social order within a society.
It is argued whether sociological theories are relevant in the modern day contemporary workplace. In order for one to come to a conclusion for whether the statement above is true or not, one needs to consider and understand Sociology’s role in society and the workplace to help understand how it can assist and benefit human resource managers in the workplace. For one to draw a conclusion, its important one examines the various factors. These factors include; what human resource and their everyday functions are as well as sociological theories from different perspectives, then conclude whether they are relevant or not. Sociology is a discipline that looks at the relationships which we human beings develop as we organise ourselves and how we are organised into our society.