Definition of Microstructures
Relationships between fundamental social components and basic elements, which cannot be further subdivided are referred to as microstructures. Societies are said to be organized according to fundamental principles, and it is the basic framework for all societies. They are distinct patterns of close societal relationships created in direct mutual interaction.
Microsociology is the study of human behavior and social interactions at a microscopic scale. Microsociologists utilize it in the sociological analysis of social issues. Small structures involve studying small groups or subdivisions of the population. Neighbors, peer groups, and smaller friend circles comprise the areas of study. Psychologists engage in a detailed analysis of such structures so as to solve psychological issues affecting human beings.
The study of microstructures enables a basic understanding of social relations in society. The totality of millions of social structures at the micro level makes up the macrostructures such as the nation-state. Symbolic interactionism is one of the major research methods applied to the understanding of micro level social structures.
Arrangement of relationships within a small group, such as a family, made up of few people.