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What is Homogeneous Society
Homogeneous definition-consisting of people or things that are all of the same type.
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What is the Role of Society
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A homogeneous society is such a society where most of the people share the same type of cultures values, language, ethnicity and religious system. Recent research has found that archaic Homo sapiens evolved to anatomically modern humans in between 200,000 and 100,000 years ago, then some members of modern humans started to leave Africa by 60,000 years ago into different parts of the world and environment made us ethnically diversed, otherwise in the beginning of human race we all were black people. In that sense black people are our real ancestors, our root. If you closely observe some common behavior of humans you will find that no matter how much culturally and religions divided we are , most of the nationals of the world share same types of human quality(bad and good human natures) and similar types of myths found in many countries. It does not matter if your were born in Latin American or Europe , most of us share the common social values and think almost the same way.what made us almost think alike, of course think alike means about some humans nature.
Types of homogeneous society
Homogeneity comes to a society in a numbers of ways-ethnically(
Japanese), religiously(many Arab nationals), culturally(Indians), politically(communism) etc. Study has shown that the most prominent type of homogeneity is ethnicity, where everybody share similar physiological characteristics and cultural behaviour . Financial homogeneity also exists in many countries.It was prevalent in many communist countries-this type of homogenous society is in decline now-a day. Perhaps North Korea is a great example of financial homogeneity, at extreme level, off course.Another good example is scandinavian countries, where the government make sure that every citizen of their country enjoy high level of living standards. Ethnic homogeneity still strong among many aboriginal groups in USA, Latin countries,China,Japan, South Asia and Africa.
Homogeneous society Examples
Though it is nearly impossible to find a perfect homogeneous society,yet some great example of homogeneous society is Japanese society, Chinese society, and a number of African tribes : Zulu south Africa,Yoruba in Nigeria and Benin, Amhara and Afar in Ethiopia(Afra also live in the areas of Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia in the Horn of Africa), Red Indians or Native Americans in the United States and some more in middle east and south and south-east Asia.
Advantage of Homogeneity
In heterogeneous society language barrier sometimes cause great danger to the unity of the entire society .At the same time diversity of religious and ethnic groups can take destructive path. For instance, after 911 many Indians, Pakistanis and Arabs were threatened or even beaten in many US cities.The reason is not difficult to understand-they all have similar physical appearance. Lack of religious homogeneity ,at times, turn to be very dangerous-India was mostly affected by it due Hindu-Muslim riots. Moreover, a fair political homogeneity in a society can be much more powerful then political heterogeneity in the sense that Govt. decision making would be much easier since it is bound to reflect all the majority people’s point of view.
Main problem with the homogeneous society
History suggests that homogeneity of a nation were threatened and broken many times and it is also not possible to preserve the perfect homogeneousness of a society . For example,during the period of 5300-1940 B.C Sumerian used to live in current day IRAQ, in spite of being politically,socially,and agriculturally advanced they lacked or did not even consider developing their military power which caused them defect in the hands of Akkadians. Perhaps, homogeneous ideology in every aspect of life and society, blind the people living in a homogeneous society about the development of the rest of the world. Every moment our world is advancing and every nation and society contributing toward the development. There is little scope for any society to be conservative about it's culture,political system and technology-I mean in terms of not accepting and adopting the better alien ideas and technology.Not accepting changes is the main problem of the leaders living in homogeneous society, which eventually lead to the fall of the entire society- Japan suffered this type of problem and get backward during the time of Shogun, who believed in the homogeneity of their society. yet, it is still possible to maintain ethnically homogeneity to a great extent- now Japan is an ideal example of it. Nonetheless it can be said that a homogeneous society is fairly stable than any other type of society.
Global Homogeneous Society
- Are we heading towards a global homogeneous society
If we look back the past history of religion we see that our modern religions are still at very young age and the history suggests that there are a number of possibilities of modern religion...