Tonnies' Critique of Modernity


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_____ means human community.

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1. A type of association with one another in which people come together only on the basis of individual self-interest is called?

2. Tönnies overall view of modernity can be described as somewhat

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Does modernization cause social distance between people? See what you know about Tönnies' response to this question by answering the quiz questions or completing the printable worksheet. You'll be tested on attributes of modern society and a term based on socialization for self-interest.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • Term describing Tönnies' overall view of modernity
  • Critiques of Tönnies' view of modernity
  • A term that means human community

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms such as gesellchaft and gemeinschaft
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Tönnies' perspective of modernity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding characteristics Tönnies did not accredit to modern societies

Additional Learning

Learn what Tönnies thought about modernity by reviewing the lesson titled Tönnies' Critique of Modernity. The covered objectives include:

  • Review modernization from the early 1900's to now
  • Know how geography can affect community ties
  • Understand criticism of Tönnies' views