Understanding these kinds of societies and their cultures can help us make more sense of how people cope with life in today's culturally diverse and complex world.
Human societies often include millions or billions of people who share a common culture. Two interrelated anthropological concepts, society and culture, are crucial to understanding what makes humans unique. Culture distinguishes one human group from others. It also distinguishes humans from other animals. A people's culture includes their beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and economic systems. The society can be small, such as tribal community or large such as modern nation with millions of members. The social groups may be families, communities, economic ethnic groups, political or other types of formal and informal groups..
But human societies often include millions or billions of people who share a common culture. Culture refers to the ways of life learned and shared by people in social groups. Culture differs from the simpler, inborn types of thinking and behavior that govern the lives of many animals. ...Show more