Social Groups

Social Groups

Big Questions

Is rural resentment of liberal elites dividing America against itself?

Big Picture

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Peoples & Cultures of the World

Oppression from without creates cohesion from within.


Development of Human Culture

Major Cultural Components & Institutions

  • Relationships: Marriage, descent, kinship, friendship
    • Kinship and Social Change
    • Laws and customs regarding mate selection, sexual behavior, marriage and divorce, legitimacy
    • Rules of residence
    • Descent systems
    • Family, Parenting, Grandparenting
      • control of resources
      • inheritance
      • succession
    • Friendship
  • Status:
    • class
    • caste
    • slavery
    • serfdom
  • Economic Systems: primitive, rural, developed nations
  • Other elements common to all cultures
    • Passages and purification rites: birth, puberty, marriage, death
  • Zeitgeist

You will move in the direction of the people that you associate with. So it’s important to associate with people that are better than yourself. The friends you have will form you as you go through life. Make some good friends, keep them for the rest of your life, but have them be people that you admire as well as like.

Warren Buffett

Language and Communication

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