Unformatted text preview: they do with people outside the U.S. For example, people in Detroit know more about people in L. A. than they do about people in Montreal although Montreal is much closer to Detroit. Common patterns make us more similar to one another than we are to other societies. Such patterns may include a common set of laws, customs, a heritage, and a class structure. Sometimes a society shares common values and often it shares a common language . A society's patterns of interaction are difficult to change because of their long history and because of their importance to large segments of the population....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, social organization