Unformatted text preview: of age, would all be examples of social categories. TYPES OF SOCIAL GROUPS In-groups and out-groups are concepts that were introduced into sociology by William Graham Sumner (Sumner 1906.) The term in-group refers to any group to which the individual has membership or belongs. CONCIOUSNESS OF KIND The concept of "Conciousness of Kind" is related to the concept of groups and was introduced by the American sociologist Franklin H. Giddings (Giddings 1906). Conciousness of kind is the concept that human beings have a tendency to join or associate with other people who are perceived of as having similarities to themselves....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, social category, William Graham Sumner, Sociological Group, American sociologist Franklin