A society is a group of people involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships (social relations) between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent members. In the social sciences, a larger society often evinces stratification or dominance patterns in subgroups.
Insofar as it is collaborative, a society can enable its members to benefit in ways that would not otherwise be possible on an individual basis; both individual and social (common) benefits can thus be distinguished, or in many cases found to overlap.
A society can also consist of like-minded people governed by their own norms and values within a dominant, larger society. This is sometimes referred to as a subculture, a term used extensively within criminology.
Society is a grouping of individuals which are united by a network of social relations, traditions and may have distinctive culture and institutions.
Society may also refer to:
Society was an 1865 comedy drama by Thomas William Robertson regarded as a milestone in Victorian drama because of its realism in sets, costume, acting and dialogue. Unusually for that time, Robertson both wrote and directed the play, and his innovative writing and stage direction inspired George Bernard Shaw and W. S. Gilbert.
The play originally ran at the Prince of Wales's Theatre, Liverpool, under the management of Mr A. Henderson, opening on 8 May 1865. It was recommended to Effie Wilton, the manager of the Prince of Wales's Theatre in London's West End, by H. J. Byron, where it ran from 11 November 1865 to 4 May 1866 Robertson found fame with his new comedy, which included a scene that fictionalized the Fun gang, who frequented the Arundel Club, the Savage Club, and especially Evans's café, where they had a table in competition with the Punch 'Round table'. The play marked the London debut of Squire Bancroft, who went on to marry Effie Wilton in 1867 and become her co-manager.
Sittin' alone with a head full of empty thought
Playing with time that she just doesn't have
Dreamin' that life is a stranger that brings you flowers
Prayin' the dream is real as she feels it is
Dreams bring you anything
Hoping that chance could
Bring you to the other side
Wanting a future there
Feeling that love affair with the other side
Better run better fly
Better weather on the other side
Stand up tall don't you ever fall
Can't you hear my call
Over the bridge turning right at the stop sign
Lives a woman who thinks as you do
Watchin' the world thru' the glare of a TV screen
Wonderin' what's round the corner for you
I would give anything
Hoping that chance could bring me to the other side
Soon as my thoughts are clear
One day I'll see you there
On the other side