A Whole Society
by Logan Wilson - 1942
PERSONS WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN SEEING THE characteristics of a whole society will be aided by Tonnies's theory of Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, now available in English for the first time in a translation by Charles P. Loomis. As the Foreword mentions, there is nothing essentially unique in the conception of two basic types of human society. Tonnies developed in greater detail than most theorists, however, the main contrasts between such polarities as romanticism and rationalism, familism and realism as dominant societal traits.
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