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Primary group structure

Primary group structure in sociocultural materialism, structural groups in which members tend to interact on an intimate basis. These groups perform many functions including regulating production, reproduction, socialization, and education, and enforcing social discipline. Primary and secondary group structure is the basic dichotomy of social structure used in sociocultural materialism; together they encompass all human organisations. Examples include the structure of families, communities, voluntary organizations, and friendship networks.

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