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Primary Concepts in Sociology

Learning Objectives
1. INTRODUCTION

Individuals and society are inter-related, and they are like the two sides of the same coin. Each influences the other. We cannot understand man and society without any knowledge of mechanism and construction of society, and sociology is a comprehensive discipline which fulfils this task. Man is a group animal. This is equivalent to saying that he is a social animal, for society is composed of groups. The life of an individual is determined by the society in which he lives. He comes into the world as a helpless little creature, endowed with the genetic potentialities of becoming ...

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