Social Groups

Social Groups - Social Groups

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Social Groups Social groups and organizations comprise a basic part of virtually every arena of  modern life. Thus,  in the last 50 years or so, sociologists have taken a special interest in studying these scientific  phenomena from a scientific point of view. A social  group  is a collection of people who interact with each other and share similar characteristics  and a sense of unity. A social  category  is a collection of people who do not interact but who share  similar characteristics. For example, women, men, the elderly, and high school students all constitute  social categories. A social category can become a social group when the members in the category  interact with each other and identify themselves as members of the group. In contrast, a social  aggregate  is a collection of people who are in the same place, but who do not interact or share  characteristics. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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