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Community and Society

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ISBN-10: 0486424979
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

About the Author

Ferdinand TOnnies (1855-1936) was a German sociologist most famous for studying the distinction between Gemeinschaft (community) and Gesellschaft (society) who also served as a lecturer at the University of Kiel.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (November 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486424979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486424972
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Held on December 28, 2008
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Tonnies wasn't the first to recognize the differences between a community (Gemeinschaft) and a society (Gesellschaft). Durkheim termed it mechanical and organic solidarity, Cooley primary and secondary groups, and Spencer militant and industrial but none defined it with the precision as Tonnies. To describe it today in layman's terms one must reference differences between rural and urban America, between religion and secular organizations, and between ever-changing popular opinion and relatively unchanging mores and folklore.

Gemeinschaft is translated from German to English as "community". Tonnies's community is one that encompasses a family and its surroundings to include one's natural will controlled by the folklores and mores of the village one lives. The mores and folklore are controlled by the church through religion. These mores and folklore very rarely change resulting in a continued safe manor of behavior by its residents. What is good for the community is placed above that of the individual. This control is achieved through the church by use of public ridicule and embarrassment. The individual is limited in one's freedom for to exercise certain forbidden freedoms will result in the entire community knowing. The community is small and nothing goes unseen. This restricts freedoms of the individual to blossom into what one may wish to be or who one is biologically. The fringes of politics, religion, and sexuality are repressed so that the community puts forth one face to the outside world, a face of harmony and content. Homosexuality, Liberalism, Scientology could be some of the fringe elements of a Gemeinschaft society that would be repressed for the greater good of the community.
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good book. nice reading and very enriching
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PPP=Perfectly pleasing purchase
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Publish in kindle format
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not good printed.
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