Discuss the different aspects of the term ‘society’. How is it different from your common sense understanding?


-Anushree Ojha, Subject Matter Expert at Edmarz

Solution:A society is a large social group that shares the same spatial or social region and is frequently regulated by the same governmental authority and cultural norms, or a group of individuals who engage in ongoing social interactions. Patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a common culture and institutions characterise societies; a given society can be defined as the sum of such relationships among its constituent members.

 Early sociologists such as Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, and Herbert Spencer defined the various components of the term “society.” They divided the societies into two categories:

Sociology is the study of society based on a set of rules and principles that are based on concepts, evidence, and methodologies. Our common sense view of society, on the other hand, is dependent on our naturalistic or individualistic perspective.

Sociology has both the methodical and questioning approach that is inherited from a broader heritage of scientific research, but common sense knowledge does not challenge its own origins.

In our everyday notion of society, the term ‘society’ has a very limited meaning, which is significantly different from that of sociology.

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