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Unformatted text preview: Society as a Structure of Relationships. 1. If we view society as an unseen force , we now have to think about - and explain - how this force is created? 2. Firstly, whenever we enter into a relationship with someone - either through choice or through necessity - we create some kind of invisible bond between us and the other person. For example, when you say something like "That person is my friend" you are recognising that there is some kind of special relationship between you and that person. * This relationship is different to the one created when you say something like: "That person is my brother / sister / father / mother". * Alternatively, when we say: "This person is my teacher / employer / probation officer" another type of relationship is identified. 3. There are probably hundreds of different relationships that you could identify between yourself and other people in society. Some of these relationships are very personal (such as when you say "This is my lover") and some are very impersonal (such as when you watch someone on television), but the important thing is that all of these relationships affect you in some way, shape or form....
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