Community - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Sociology

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Major Questions in the Sociology of Community

The major questions that concern the sociology of community include the distinguishing characteristics and definition of community, the bases of communal experience and integration, the unique functions and tasks of community, the units of social structure within the community and the relationships and interactions between structural units, the economic and social bases of the community social structure, the relationship and distinction between internal community social structure and macrosocial structures external to the community, the relationship between individual experience and behavior and communal experience and behavior, the causes and processes of transformation from Gemeinschaft to Gesellschaft states of social existence, and processes of community persistence and adaptation in the face of social change.


Community Studies

Community studies undertaken by sociologists over the past sixty years have to a large extent sought to address some if not all of these issues. The most famous...

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