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How society is organized

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UNDERSTANDING CULTURE, SOCIETY AND POLITICS

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How society is organized

  1. 1. How Society is Organized By: Vielarie Maye Gulla
  2. 2. GROUPS Smaller units that compose a society It is a unit of interacting personalities with an interdependence of roles and statuses existing between members
  3. 3. Importance of Groups (Salcedo 2002) 1. The group is a transmitter of culture. 2. The group is a means of social control. 3. The group socializes the individual. 4. The group is the source of ideas. 5. The group trains the individual in communications.
  4. 4. Social Group - a collection of individuals who have relations with one another that make them interdependent to some significant degree. ↘ Interdependence is a necessary condition that exists within social groups because it is what enables its members to pursue shared goals or promote common values and principles.) ↘ Our social groups profoundly define our identity, as well as our roles in society.
  5. 5. Primary Group A small, intimate, and less specialized group whose members engage in face to face and emotion-based interactions over an extended period of time.
  6. 6. Secondary Group Are larger and less intimate, and more specialized groups where members engage in an impersonal and objective- oriented relationship for a limited time.
  7. 7. Self Categorization Theory •a relevant approach in understanding the characteristics of social groups. •proposes that people’s appreciation of their group membership is influenced by their perception towards people who are not members of their group.
  8. 8. A group to which one belongs and with which one feels a sense of identity.In- groups
  9. 9. A group to which one does not belong and to which he or she may feel a sense of competitiveness or hostility. Out- groups

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