What is a community?

Ksenia Gaynulina
Ksenia Gaynulina
December 19, 2014
What is a community?

A community is a community of people held together by joint beliefs and beliefs as well as joint activities and property. Historically, the community is one of the first forms of coexistence of human individuals. In the modern world, communities are usually represented by religious or ideological groups of people. Also in some countries, a community is a small administrative unit.

Historical communities

Ancient communities were characterized by joint ownership and labor. It was an association of people for the sake of survival. Initially, they were tribal groups (for more details, see the article What is the tribal community). In a later period existed - neighboring communities, combining individual and joint management.

In pre-revolutionary Russia, nominal administrative peasant groups were called communities.

Communities in the modern world

Currently there are communities in the world united by common religious or ideological convictions:

  • Among religious communities, there are both traditional monastic and lay communities, as well as newly formed sectarian groups.
  • In addition to religious communities, there are groups united by the ideas of the communist, anarchic or socialist system.
  • You can select groups, united by national or historical grounds.
  • There are also groups involved in the revival of the archaic way of life of mankind, as more natural and harmonious.

A community can be represented by either one or several of the above principles and be a rather complex social structure.

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