Society and Civilization

What is civilization?

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2017-09-07 09:14:05

Civilization or civilisation generally refers to polities which

combine three basic institutions: a ceremonial center (a formal

gathering place for social and cultural activities), a system of

writing, and a city. The term is used to contrast with other types

of communities including hunter-gatherers, nomadic pastoralists and

tribal villages. Civilizations have more densely populated

settlements, characterized by a ruling elite, and subordinate urban

and rural populations, which, by the division of labor, engage in

intensive agriculture, mining, small-scale manufacture and trade.

Civilization concentrates power, extending man's control over both

nature, and over other human beings. Refer to link below.

Civilization is a group of societies (e.g.: countries, villages,

cities) that share the same territory, language, culture,

architecture, religion, etc. For example, the USA is a society.

USA, other countries of the American continent (like Canada, Mexico

and Brazil) and Europe form the occidental civilization.


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