Community and Society

Community and Society

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0486424979
ISBN-13:
9780486424972
Pub. Date:
11/30/2011
Publisher:
Courier Corporation
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Overview

Community and Society

A classic in its field, Community and Society was not the first book to explore the composition of, and relationship between, these two types of social groups. Confucius spoke of fundamental social relationships between friends, family members, and rulers and subjects. Similarly, Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and other great thinkers produced clear-cut classical outlines of the two groups.
More recently, Ferdinand Tönnies examines the clash between small-scale neighborhood-based communities and the large-scale competitive market society. In doing so, he considered all aspects of life — political, economic, legal, and family; art, religion, and culture; construction of "selfhood" and "personhood"; and modes of cognition, language, and understanding.
One of the first major studies of sociology, this republication of an important work will introduce Tönnies thoughts to a new generation of English-speaking students of sociology, political theory, and the history of European ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486424972
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Foreward
  PITIRIM A. SOROKIN
Preface
  RUDOLF HEBERLE
Introduction
  CHARLES P. LOOMIS and JOHN C. MCKINNEY
Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft
  FERDINAND TÖNNIES
PART ONE
  General Statement of the Main Concepts
PART TWO
  Natural Will and Rational Will
PART THREE
  The Sociological Basis of Natural Law
PART FOUR
  Conclusions and Outlook
PART FIVE
  The Summing Up
Notes on Tönnies' Fundamental Concepts
  CHARLES P. LOOMIS
Selected Bibliography
Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although somewhat dated and idealistic, Tonnies is essential reading for any serious student of community and community development.