What is the difference between culture and society and how are the two related?
There is definitely an interlinkage relationship that culture and society have with one another. Both culture and society are important however we confuse the idea of culture with society.
The role of culture in society seems to be the creation of language, norms, values, and artefacts, thoughts, behaviours and beliefs, which are not always beneficial; like FGM and witchcraft.
Societies on the other hand create mental boarders from small towns, through countries, to broader cultural groupings – which has also brought both good (ethnic heritage, spirituality, community) and bad (genocide, xenophobia, colonisation, slavery, religion).
So, between society and culture, which one comes before the other? Are they mutually exclusive and can they function without each other?