Primitive Society denotes simple human societies that are assumed to represent how human beings lived in a community in the earliest times of history. The dictionary defines the Primitive Society as belonging to the beginning or to the first times. While primitive can be used in its formal sense to describe simple societies, the favored term today is Hunter-gatherer society.
The term Primitive Society is now out of favor in both sociology and anthropology because it not just appears but certainly denigrates these simple societies by suggesting they are less civilized than modern societies.
PRIMITIVE SOCIETY - ROBERT H. LOWIE, PH.D. ASSOCIATE CURATOR, ANTHROPOLOGY, AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY AUTHOR OF "CULTURE AND ETHNOLOGY" BONI AND LIVERIGHT, NEW YORK 1920.
Economic Theory and
PERSONALITY VARIATION IN A
MORALE IN A PRIMITIVE
The Reinvention of
Primitive Society by Adam Kuper