Culture identities and gender relations are also


Culture is known as a group of learned behaviors and
beliefs of a particular groups of people.
Culture influences how we learn, we live, and how we behave, and it is part of
our personality.  It also defines what is
or is not acceptable behavior. Society, on the other hand
is used on a broader scale. It is the sum of interactions and people that is
taken into account when talking about sociology. The relationship between the
two is therefore very much present.   

The common goals and interactions share by people of
the same culture can be defined as a society. These bonds can be racially,
ethnically, gender related, or just share values. Society can also have a
geographic meaning for example, individuals living in cold climates may have different
cultures from those living in desert environments.

Culture and society are complexly related. Culture is generally referred to as
the knowledge, beliefs and values that bind a society together, and it can also
be very diverse. Culture may include such things as languages, foods, and customs.

Culture also
plays a role in gender stereotyping.   Some culture believe that
they are characteristics and behaviors that are appropriate for women and men.
Also, relationship that exists between women and men are shaped by culture in
which they exist. Gender identities and gender relations are also critical aspects
of cultures because they guide the way individuals live and perform in society,
not only within their family circles, but also in the larger community and the
workplace. Gender often functions as an organizing principle for some
nonwestern society   because of the cultural meanings given to
being male or female.  In most societies,
there are clear patterns of “women’ s work” and “men’ s work,” both in the
household and in the community – and cultural explanations of why this should
be so.   

Maclver Society believed that the core
for any social relationship is its family structure. Family is known as fifteen
relationships established by age, gender and generation. Apart from our family
there is not a given number for potential relationships. As the saying goes “life
is not a object but a process of living, society is not a thing but a way of
associating” (


Society means likeness. It exists among
the like-minded. It is a likeness or similarity, which gives us understanding
for each other. According to Maclver study, society also implies differences
among diverse individuals. If persons are exactly equal, our social
relationship would be limited.  Society
is an organization by division of labor of various kinds which consist of
social relations and customs. These social relations are accepted as abstract
or intangible that cannot be seen or touched, it can only be understood.  (