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gemeinschaft vs. gesellschaft
[ German guh-mahyn-shahft ]
- an association of individuals having sentiments, tastes, and attitudes in common; fellowship.
- a society or group characterized chiefly by a strong sense of common identity, close personal relationships, and an attachment to traditional and sentimental concerns.
[ German guh-zel-shahft ]
- an association of individuals for common goals, as for entertainment, intellectual, or cultural purposes or for business reasons.
- a society or group characterized chiefly by formal organization, impersonal relations, the absence of generally held or binding norms, and a detachment from traditional and sentimental concerns, and often tending to be rationalistic and secular in outlook.