Society and Cultur1

Society and Cultur1 - Society and Culture What Is a...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Society and Culture What Is a Society? A society is a group of people with shared territory, interaction, and culture. Some societies are made up of people who are united by friendship or common interests. Some societies are merely social groups, two or more people who interact and identify with one another. Every society must have territory , or an area to call its own. Members of a society must interact with one another on a regular basis. Culture is a defining element of a society. Some societies are pluralistic societies composed of many different kinds of people, some of whom belonged to other societies. The United States is a pluralistic society. In a pluralistic society, members retain some ethnic traditions and beliefs from their old society. In order to fit into their new society, however, members must give up some of these original traditions. This process is called assimilation .
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online