American Heritage Science Dictionary (2013), from Dictionary.com website: “Society
is considered to be a group of people who is interested in the persistent of
social interaction, more than likely they are subjected to the same political
norms and convincing cultural expectations.”
Examples- However, there
are different types of society:
The hunting and gathering societies- The
hunting and gathering society is viewed to be the earliest from of society where
the individuals survive by hunting food, gathering woods, trapping, and fishing
eatable foods or even plants for survival.
Pastoral societies-Society that relies on
products obtained through the hardworking process of animals for transportation
in order to survive and have a stable life.
Horticultural societies- Are Societies
that rely on cultivation of fruits, vegetables and plants.
Agricultural societies- Society that
rely on the use of technology in order to cultivate crops in large areas.
Industrial societies- society that rely on
advance energy sources.
Post-industrial societies- Society that
focuses on providing services and technology rather than focusing on
Pair- Society can be
paired with industrialization. According to Sheffrin, Steven M.
(2003), “Industrialization is the period of social and economic change that
transforms a human group from a specific society into an industrial society,
involving the extensive rebuilding of an economy for manufacturing”.
today is consisted of three primarily theoretical perspectives: the symbolic interactionist
perspective, the conflict perspective and the functionalist perspective.
Importance- Society is
important because it provides us with a system and also a stable platform that
we work together to seek the betterment of the world. With the constant efforts
of the society, we as humans are able to improve our living and social rights.
We are advancing due to the collective social efforts hence without society we
Limitation- I believe
that there are limits to everything in terms of our physical world. All of our
resources will eventually run out. Therefore, I believe that at some point in
the future we will enter a situation where increases in all our input will
result in smaller and smaller amounts of output. Even if we find a way to
utilize renewable resources to fuel our society, there is also a limit to that.
Groups- According to Turner, J. C. (1982). Tajfel,
H, “Groups are usually defined as a number of people who identify and interact
with one another.” This definition is very broad because it includes various
Examples: In sociology there are two types of
groups mentioned; primary groups and secondary groups. Primary
socialization is when a young sibling learns the values and morals
in society and learns how to cope with other. Secondary socialization refers to the process of learning;
this is when a child learns how to behave in an appropriate way. They learn how
to conduct themselves and do what is right.
Pair: From my
perspective, groups can be paired with organizations because I would consider as
the same where as a group of persons come together to accomplish a common goal.
of a group that might be studied include the quality of the specific output
produced by a group, the type and frequency of the group activities, its
cohesiveness, the conflict, and others. We are born into this world alone and
yet when we die we will be alone, no one will be with us. Everything is left
behind, all the wealth and riches that we have into existence.
Importance: The importance of social group are explained
and defined by the way in which we interact with our peers and others that we
come in contact with on a daily basis.
Limitation: Group tasks require a
lot planning and management, this is also known to take time out of your
schedule. Students mostly rely on a specific source if they cannot
complete the task.
article I read was entitled understanding the perception of racism in today’s
society. Base on reading this article, it was somewhat related to the culture
of how we live and operate as humans. How we grew up and what instil in us as a
child. The article spoke about racism and I think that has an impact on our
culture, how we think and perceive things.
Definition: Culture is
the shared products of human groups and on the other hand, societies are
people, and culture refers to the components and the resources people create.
Culture and Nonmaterial Culture. Material culture is the physical objects such
as books, clothing, utensils and other tangible material while nonmaterial is
the abstracts human creations, such as beliefs, language, ideas such as
Pair: Culture would be
paired with group because in society there are different many different types
of groups. Culture is the shared products of human group. There are groups of
people, work, schools, business places, resources and many others.
Theories: The theory of
culture mainly focuses on the various aspects of humans from our present
society and from the past. This is also the study of norms and values that are
presented in our society. And semiotics is the meaningful conversation we have
Importance: Culture is said to provide important social and economic aspects.
With improved learning and health, and opportunities to come together with
others, culture enhances
our quality of life and increases overall stability for both our individual
lives and communities.
Limitations: One of the
biggest identified issues in the limitation of culture is language. Based on my
reading, culture is cannot be limited, culture is basically who we are, is said
to be instilled in us from we were young until now. It helps us to pass this information
to our future generation.
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