Sociology Index

SOCIETY

Collaborative Community

Society is a human community, usually with a relatively fixed territorial location, sharing a common culture and common activities. There is cultural and institutional interdependence between members of the society and they are, to some extent, differentiated from other communities and groups.

Societies are generally identified as existing at the level of nation states, but there can be regional and cultural communities within nation states that possess much of the cultural distinctiveness and relative self-sufficiency of societies. Society is people with whom one has companionship or friendly association. Society is the system of customs and organization adopted by a body of individuals for harmonious and interactive coexistence or for mutual benefit, or defence.

Society is the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community. Society is also the aggregate of fashionable, wealthy, or otherwise prominent people regarded as forming a distinct class or body in a community.

In sociology, the idea of community has provided a model to contrast to the emergence of more modern less personal societies where cultural, economic and technological transformation has uprooted tradition and where complexity has created a less personal and more rationalized and goal-directed social life.

Community is a society where peoples relations with each other are direct and personal.

We define "group" very broadly. Included are formal organizations, political groups, families, intimates, social categories and societies. A social group is defined as two or more people who identify themselves as a group and interact with one another in that group.