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Social organisation   /sˈoʊʃəl ˌɔrgənɪzˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Social organisation

The people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships.  Synonyms: social organization, social structure, social system, structure.  "Sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

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"Social organisation" Quotes from Famous Books

... significance only extend to protection of the person and of certain forms of personal property, state-work is confined within these protective limits, and the work of producing common wealth, so far as it exists, is left to village communities or other small units of social organisation. As the elements of steady common consumption grow in number, the common organisation of activity to supply them will grow, and where the supply has at first been left to private enterprise, the abuse ...
— The Evolution of Modern Capitalism - A Study of Machine Production • John Atkinson Hobson

... grow butchers, bakers, and greengrocers, almost ad libitum, but these are low developments, and correspond to skin, hair, or finger-nails. Those of us again who are not highly enough organised to have grown a solicitor or banker can generally repair the loss of whatever social organisation they may possess as freely as lizards are said to grow new tails; but this with the higher social, as well as organic, developments is only possible to a very ...
— Essays on Life, Art and Science • Samuel Butler

... Morality commenced with society. Society is possible only upon the condition that the members of it shall surrender more or less of their individual freedom of action. In primitive societies, individual selfishness is a centrifugal force of such intensity that it is constantly bringing the social organisation to the verge of destruction. Hence the prominence of the positive rules of obedience to the elders; of standing by the family or the tribe in all emergencies; of fulfilling the religious rites, non-observance of which is conceived to damage it with the supernatural powers, belief in whose ...
— Collected Essays, Volume V - Science and Christian Tradition: Essays • T. H. Huxley

Words linked to "Social organisation" :   society, patriarchy, matriarchy, pluralism, matriarchate, scheme, separatism, class structure, segregation, system, meritocracy, feudalism, patriarchate, feudal system, form of government, political system, social organization, structure

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