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Evolution of societies Gerhard Lenski, a sociologist, differentiates societies based on their level of technology, communication and economy: (1) hunters and gatherers, (2) simple agricultural, (3) advanced agricultural, (4) industrial.[3] This is somewhat similar to the system earlier developed by anthropologists Morton H. Fried, a conflict theorist, and Elman Service, an integration theorist, who have produced a system of classification for societies in all human cultures based on the evolution of social inequality and the role of the state. This system of classification contains four categories:

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Hunter-gatherer bands, which are generally egalitarian.

Tribal societies in which there are some limited instances of social rank and prestige. Stratified structures led by chieftains.

Civilizations, with complex social hierarchies and organized, institutional governments. Over time, some cultures have progressed toward more-complex forms of organization and control.

  1. This cultural evolution has a profound effect on patterns of community. *Hunter-gatherer tribes settled around seasonal foodstocks to become agrarian villages. Villages grew to become towns and cities. Cities turned into city-states and nation-states.

Characteristics of society

The following three components are common to all definitions of society:

Social networks Criteria for membership, and Characteristic patterns of organization Each of these will be explored further in the following sections.


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