microsociology

[ mahy-kroh-soh-see-ol-uh-jee, -soh-shee- ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˌsoʊ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌsoʊ ʃi- /

noun

the sociological study of small groups and social units within a larger social system.

Origin of microsociology

First recorded in 1940–45; micro- + sociology
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