Definition of Macrostructures
The term macrostructures in sociology refer to comprehensive and all-embracing social patterns of social relationships that are greater and beyond mesostructures. Like mesostructures, macro-level structures are also beyond immediate acquaintances and peer relationships.
Macrostructures in sociology refers to how society is generally organized on a relatively large scale, including social groupings, institutions, organizations, political entities, and their associated social relationships. The study of social structures at larger levels helps in understanding societal relations at a holistic level. Innumerous microstructures when combined become a macro-level social structure.
Matriarchy and Patriarchy are some examples of such structures. The patriarchal system of society ensures that male members of the family gain prominence and power over other female members, ensuring male dominance in economic and political lives.