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The current political campaigning in Jamaica has once again highlighted the fact that groups are a necessary evil for society. Discuss.
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Name: Nadarni Headlam
Faculty: Social Sciences
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Date of Submission: Thursday, November 7, 2002
Essay Question: The current political campaigning in Jamaica has once again highlighted the fact that groups are a necessary evil for society. Discuss.
Groups are essential for the survival of any society and everyone is apart of several groups. These groups vary in size and purpose, for example your department at work is mainly a goal orientated group whilst, the group of guys you may play basketball with on Sunday afternoons is more of a personal orientated group. We will explore the nature of social groups in this paper and reference will be made to the recent political campaign held in Jamaica, to determine whether or not groups are a necessary evil for society.
A social group consists of people who identify and interact with each other (Macionis and Plummer, 1997 ). In Sociology, we look specifically at the following characteristics of a social group, (a.) group members are connected to each other by a unique set of relations; (b.) members
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