This article provides information about the basic elements or characteristics which constitute society:
Man is a social animal. He always lives in society. Like him some other creatures such as, ants, birds, monkeys, apes, etc., also live in society. Human society in comparison with other societies, is unique in several respects.
In order to interpret society in a wider sense, it is necessary to examine the basic elements or characteristics which constitute society.
Society possesses the following elements:
Likeness of members in a social group is the primary basis of their mutuality. May be in the beginning assumed or real common lineage, tribal affinity, family benefit or the compactness due to a common to time inculcated between and among the members in the group the feeling of likeness. Likeness means mutuality, and that means Society.
Maclver points out, “Comradeship, intimacy, association of any kind