What is society?

  • (noun): An extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Society

A society, or a human society, is a group of people related to each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or virtual territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Human societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification and/or dominance patterns in subgroups.

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Some articles on society:

Robert Hooke - Life and Works - Royal Society
... The Royal Society was founded in 1660, and in April 1661 the society debated a short tract on the rising of water in slender glass pipes, in which Hooke reported that the height water rose was related to ... proposed that a Curator be appointed to furnish the society with Experiments, and this was unanimously passed with Hooke being named ... Boyle for releasing him to the Society's employment ...
Illithid - Society
... Since the Elder Brain contains the essence of every illithid that died in its community, it functions in part as a vast library of knowledge that a mind flayer can call upon with a simple telepathic call ... The Elder Brain in turn can communicate telepathically with anyone in its community, issuing orders and ensuring everyone conforms ...
Fidel Castro - Politics
... latter, socialists argue, this class divide would be obliterated as society becomes more egalitarian ... as its foundation the idea of class struggle that society mainly changes and progresses as one socioeconomic class takes power from another ... explanation for why socialism should, and will, replace capitalism in human society ...
Basque People - Culture - Society
... Historically, Basque society can be described as being somewhat at odds with Roman and later Western European societal norms ...
Society For Psychical Research - Today
... The Society is run by a President and a Council of twenty members, and is open to interested members of the public to join ... It publishes the peer reviewed quarterly Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (JSPR), the irregular Proceedings and the magazine Paranormal Review ... prominent sceptics have been active members of the Society ...

More definitions of "society":

  • (noun): A formal association of people with similar interests.
    Example: "They formed a small lunch society"
    Synonyms: club, guild, gild, lodge, order

Famous quotes containing the word society:

    He was all for catharsis and purification, he dreamed of an aesthetic consecration that should cleanse society of luxury, the greed of gold and all unloveliness.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    I came along at a time when there was a demand to give men greater visibility and opportunity. In white society they were saying, “Women can’t do it.” In black society, they were saying, “Women do too much.” It’s a diabolical situation.
    Yvonne Braithwaite Burke (b. 1932)

    My great panacea for making society at once better and more enjoyable would be to cultivate greater sincerity.
    Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)