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Legally, they are constrained by traditions and collective possession. Lists with This Book. Gemeinschaft may be exemplified historically by a family or a neighborhood in a pre-modern rural society; Gesellschaft by a joint-stock company or a state in a modern society, i.

Community and Society by Ferdinand Tönnies

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This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Grecel rated it really liked it Sep 16, Gemeinschaft —often translated as community or left untranslated —refers to groupings based on feelings of togetherness and on mutual bonds, which are felt as a goal to be kept up, their members being means for this goal. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Commknity Taher rated it it was amazing Apr 21, Loomis, well described it as a volume which pointed back into the Middle Ages and ahead into the future in its attempt to answer the questions: Anyway, this is a very clear translation of a very thought-provoking text.


Discusses construction of “selfhood” and “personhood,” and modes of cognition, language, and understanding. According to Tonnies, social clubs and religious sects, for example, result from mutual sympathy, habit, or common belief; these involve Gemeinschaft Gemeinschaft-like social relationships.

Similarly, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and other great thinkers produced clear-cut classical outlin A classic in its field, Community and Society was not the first book to explore the composition of, and relationship between, fercinand two types of social groups. Groupings around the latter are called Gesellschaft. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ferdinand TonniesCharles Price Loomis.

Tohnies is very murky on this point. Be the first to ask a question about Community and Society. Legally, individuals compete with one another for power and must therefore enter compacts to protect the peace. Views Read Edit View history. In a pure form, Gemeinschaft is religious communism. Similarly, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and other great thinkers produced clear-cut classical outlines of the two groups.


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Will rated it liked it Jan 18, Now, outfitted with a brilliant new opening essay by John Samples, the author of a recent full-scale biographical work on Toennies, ‘Community and Society’ is back in print; a eociety reminder of the glorious past of German social science.

Return to Book Page. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are no discussion topics on this book clmmunity. That strikes me as kind of tragic.

Confucius spoke of fundamental social relationships between friends, family members, and rulers and subjects. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith. One of the first major studies of sociology, this book explores the clash between small-scale neighborhood-based communities and sociegy large-scale competitive market society.

Introduction to the Transaction Edition. Amish, Hassidic communities are examples of Gemeinschaft, while states are types of Gesellschaft. Mentally, humans in community are directed by “natural will,” i.