Society is the largest group or unit to which an individual belongs, which infuences how we behave and has a group structure subdivided into social institutions consisting o intangible entities such as belies and values on which all other groups, such as social organisations, are patterned. Social institutions are a group o cherished ideas and belies that we have as a society about how we want our lives organised. They make up the institutional ramework o society, consisting o inherited ideas and traditions. Social organisations are the groups that are ormed in a society because o the cherished ideas and belies we hold about dierent aspects o social lie. Culture may be dened as those aspects o a liestyle that may be peculiar to a particular society as well as popular culture, made up o material processes, creations and practices. “Culture is the accumulated store of symbols, ideas, and material products associated associated with a social system, whether it be an entire society or family.” !ohnson, "##$, p.%&' (alues represent how strongly we eel about certain )ualities and how we rank the importance o these )ualities. These )ualities are ranked highly as dispositions or )ualities that people in society should possess. *orms are e+pected behaviours that are associated with sanctions rewards or punishments. Socialisation is the process through which we learn the values, norms and behaviours that are acceptable in our society and culture. -ctive socialisation occurs when individuals bring hisher own dispositions and attitudes to bear o decision making and does not passively adopt society/s values and norms.
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