What is the difference between Culture and Society?

Culture refers to the characteristics of behavior, values, practices, beliefs and religion of a population, while society is the environment or community that surrounds an individual. While culture is the practices of a people, society is the people themselves as a set

  • Examples of culture are fashion, language, traditional products, music, art and ideals.
  • Examples of society are villages, small towns and large cities.

In Brazil, for example, it is a cultural trait that people shake hands as a form of greeting. In Japan, people bow to greet each other. East African Maasais touch each other’s heads. A society’s culture can differ significantly from other societies .

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