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Other similar instances are the use of law in race relations and equal opportunities (currently through the Race Relations Act 1976, as amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) not only to 19 See chapter 11. Law and society outlaw discrimination on the grounds of race, sex or disability in the workplace, in the provision of goods and services, and elsewhere, but also to play a part in changing people’s attitudes and, arguably, to help to create a social environment in which prejudice diminishes and, hopefully, disappears.
This gave rise to social relations in which agricultural labourers or peasants were tied to, and economically dependent on, the landowning gentry and nobility (their lords and masters); for upon the feudal relationship between lord and servants depended the latter’s livelihoods and homes. From the mid-1700s, however, the enclosure movement, whereby land – including land previously regarded as ‘common’ land – was parcelled up and acquired by landlords, had the eﬀect of forcing many farm labourers, many of whom had depended for their survival upon the old traditional rights to the common land, out of their agricultural settings and, for many, into the expanding new towns to become workers in the developing factory industries.
We can identify various social phenomena which constitute parts of the overall structure of a society, including, in addition to law, political institutions (Parliament, political parties), economic and commercial institutions (trade unions, manufacturers’ associations, patterns of production and trade, and so on), religious institutions, institutions concerned with the teaching of social rules and standards (such as schools and the family) and cultural institutions (such as literature and the arts, the press, television and radio).
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