The typical patterns of personalities and behaviors in society at a particular historical point in time.
A social character in which people are grounded in tradition and steadfastly conform to time-honored ways of doing things.
A social character in which people have an outward focus on making good impressions and being well-liked.
A stage society enters after modernity in which we move beyond modern social institutions.
A society where bureaucracy and the quest for material success have weakened traditional forms of social solidarity.