A society is a number of people held together because they are working along common lines, in a common spirit, and with reference to common aims. The common needs and aims demand a growing interchange of thought and growing unity of sympathetic feeling.
Dewey, J. The school and society. (Rev. ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1915:14
A group of interrelated individuals.
Kroeber, Alfred L. Anthropology (Second Edition). New York: Harcourt, Brace. 1948:7
Society is the total network of relations between human beings.
Toynbee, Arnold J. A Study of History: Volume XII Reconsiderations. Ed. D. C. Somervell. Oxford University Press, 1961:8
A group of people who live in a particular territory, are subject to a common system of political authority, and are aware of having a distinct identity from other groups around them.
Giddens, A. Siociology Cambridge: Polity Press. 1989:731