Community, A Sociological Study
Being an Attempt to Set Out the Nature and Fundamental Laws of Social Life
First published in 1917, this work seeks to be an introduction to the concept of community, the term which best expresses the object which social science as such endeavours to study; it is in community, the common life, that the interests represented by the specific social sciences are bound together, made integral, and thus amenable to a more comprehensive science. Community, A Sociological Study, includes an examination on the false perspectives of community, the elements of community, the structure of community and institutions.
Table of Contents
Book 1. 1. The Meaning of Social Fact and Social Law. 2. Community and Association. 3. The Place of Sociology Among the Sciences. Book 2. 1. False Perspectives of Community. 2. The Elements of Community. 3. The Structure of Community. 4. Institutions. Book 3. 1. The Meaning of Communal Development. 2. The Supposed Law of Communal Mortality. 3. The Fundamental Law of Communal Development. 4. Problems Connected with the Foregoing Law (1): The Co-ordination of Community. 5. Problems Connected with the Foregoing Law (2): The Unity of the Individual Life. 6. Second Law of Communal Development: The Correlation of Socialisation and Communal Economy. 7. Third Law of Communal Development: The Correlation of Socialisation and the Control of Environment. 8. Synthesis.
Robert M. Maclver