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  • n. A collection of humans or animals, who share certain characteristics, interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity.

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  • n. people sharing some social relation


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  • The clergy gives him a model ideal-type or pure case of a social group which, although it draws its postulants from all classes and nations, is free of all complicating overlapping memberships.

    Conflict and The Web of Group-Affiliations

  • An eminent sociologist of communication networks, Professor Ron Burt, described opinion leaders as “people on the edge”: opinion leaders have a certain degree of cosmopoliteness in that they bring new ideas from outside their social group to its members.

    Diffusion of Innovations


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