Community Social Structure.docx - Running head COMMUNITY SOCIAL STRUCTURE Community Social Structure Student\u2019s Name Institution Affiliation 1

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Running head: COMMUNITY SOCIAL STRUCTURE1Community Social StructureStudent’s NameInstitution Affiliation
COMMUNITY SOCIAL STRUCTURE2Community Social StructureEvery community is characterized by the people that live within it and the type ofrelationships they share. The connection between members of a society results in aninterdependence that can either be unique or similar to other societies. Malekshahi (2016)identifies Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, mechanical solidarity and organic solidarity as terms thatare used to describe the social structure of communities. In this paper, I discuss the concepts oforganic solidarity and Gesellschaft and their defining qualities as they best fit my community.Organic solidarity refers to the unity that arises from the differentiation of roles ofmembers within a society. People in such societies perform various tasks and often have differingideals, thus the social order is maintained through the reliance that individuals have on each other(Thijssen, 2012). Gesellschaft, according to Inglis (2014), is a term that describes societies ofpeople who collaborate for the sake of their personal interests. A society that displays tenets ofboth organic solidarity and Gesellschaft is one in which personal accomplishment is moreimportant than any other principle. The communities are highly populated and located in urban

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