Social Revolutions

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Groups are the essence of life within society. We become who we are because of our membership in human groups. The essential feature of a group is that its members have something in common and that they believe that what they have in common is significant. To understand this complex group called “society”, sociologists have identified five types of societies that have developed throughout the course of human history. In this thread, I will focus on three of them.
The first type of society was the Hunting and Gathering society. In this society, the men hunt large animals and the women usually gather edible plants, fruits, and other foods found growing in the wild. The first social revolution was based on the domestication of plants and animals. This resulted in the development of the pastoral society that concentrated on the herding of animals and the horticultural society that specialized in planting and harvesting crops.
The second type of society was the Social Revolution society-which included agriculture. This revolution started more than 10,000 years ago, when nomads started to get tired of moving from place to place. Therefore, they started to establish themselves and started to cultivate and domesticate plants and animals. For example, they developed new tools such as the cultivation hoe to create more complex irrigation systems. As these new tools started to emerge, food production increased resulting in food surpluses. These extra food surpluses led to the establishment of new cities and villages. This changed the societies living arrangements. For example people started to make beds, tables, and chairs. By comparison, these types of things would have been unnecessary for the nomads-whom were constantly moving. The increasing interpersonal contact created a need for increased group action and led to the growth of leaders and government. The Social…...

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