Gemeinschaft: Definition & Examples


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What is the best translation for gemeinschaft?

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1. What is the best translation for gesellschaft?

2. What kind of society tends to be characterized by gemeinschaft relationships?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Different cultures have different styles of organization, as Ferdinand Tonnies explained with two of his community models. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of these models and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover the following:

  • Translations of Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
  • The societies most likely to align with Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
  • Characteristics most often related to Gemeinschaft

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Tonnies' community models
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics associated with Gemeinschaft relations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the societies most likely to align with Gesellschaft relations

Additional Learning

To learn more about the concepts of Tonnies' models for societies, review the lesson called Gemeinschaft: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What community model preindustrial societies are most likely to resemble
  • How leadership shifts in a Gesellschaft style community
  • Ideal types and how they relate to these concepts