Gemeinschaft


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Gemeinschaft

A German word translated roughly as community. It is used sometimes to describe an economy or society marked by strong personal relationships and moderate division of labor. For example, all members of a family may work together on a farm. While each family member may have his/her specialty, everyone can perform everyone else's job if need be. Feudal and idealistic socialist societies are examples of Gemeinschaft economies.
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Pues bien, para Tonnies su gemeinschaft esta conformada por las relaciones originadas en una contiguidad espacio-temporal relativamente restringida e intensa.
Per Tonnies Gemeinschaft vale communio totius vitCE (Cfr.
Crittenden's finding that Tonnies's "Gemeinschaft" refers to a type of human solidarity special essence, the community's vision characteristic being intimate social relations, private, exclusive, authentic and lasting, which make its members remain united despite the factors that separate them.
Dass die Geschichte der europaischen Integration an dieser Stelle nicht schon zu Ende ging, ist in erster Linie Konrad Adenauer zu verdanken, fur den die dauerhafte Einbindung der Bundesrepublik in eine europaische Gemeinschaft wichtiger war als die optimale Forderung wirtschaftlicher Expansion.
But first let us see what differences we can establish between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.
Gemeinschaft ("community") refers to a small, rural, low-technology, face-to-face community that is relatively poor and based on informal education at home.
Chapter Two explores the search for a Gemeinschaft with reference to an affirmative strand of shtetl writing, in particular Arnold Zweig's mythologizing essay Das ostjudische Antlitz, published as a book in 1920 with illustrations by Hermann Struck.
The study proceeds by utilizing Ferdinand Tonnies's distinction between Gemeinschaft ("community") and Gesellschaft ("society") to map out early twentieth-century discourses of German-Jewish identity.
As a society develops from a simple gemeinschaft based on shared, traditional, and unquestioned norms to a complex gesellschaft marked by changing and tenuous norms, violence increases from the resulting normlessness (Tonnies, 1964).
Around the podium clad in Swedish red granite, Ian Hamilton Finlay has carved a quotation from Saint Juste, `Heimat ist nicht das Land, sie ist Gemeinschaft der Gefuhle'.
Toennies' most visible impact on American sociology is seen in his often unattributed concepts of Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.
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