The ability to connect the most basic, intimate aspects of an individual's life to seemingly impersonal and remote historical forces.
A group of social positions, connected by social relations, performing a social role; also defined in a narrow sense as any institution in a society that works to socialize the groups or people within it.
How individuals define themselves in relationship to groups with which they affiliate (or disassociate from).
A methodological approach that looks for the causes of developments and changes in human societies in the way in which humans collectively earn a living, thus emphasizing, through economic analysis, everything that coexists within the economic base of society.
German; to interpret and understand the social world through experience.