ANICHE, ALEXANDER (2002) THE CHANCING ROLE OF THE FAMILY INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA. In: Nigerian Peoples and Cultures. Echrist & Company Nigeria, pp. 303-320. ISBN 978-35534-4-5

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The family is one of the major social institutions of tht society. Others are education, religion, polity, and economy. Although societies have social structural elements beside these that can pmperly he called institutions, these five are certainly universal, no society can exist without them. A social institution occurs when some set of social organizational relationships becomes so frozen by custom as to become normative the way things are in a particular society.. According to Akubukwe (1997). the freezing process is called institutionalization. Sociologists have never reached a consensus on the specific definition of the term, social institution. Several definitions have been offered, each relating to the context of the definition. According to Duberman and Hartjen (1979), an institution is not a real group hut a procedure. Therefore, they defined social institution as ‘an organized, formal, recognized, stabilized way to doing something. of performing an activity in a society” Macivet and Page (1962) define an institution as “a cluster of established, relatively enduring and organized norms, expectations and procedures that enables a society to meet one or more of its major needs.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
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