What is the community?
The community is a community of people,held together as joint beliefs and beliefs, as well as joint activities and property. Historically, the community is one of the first forms of coexistence of human beings. In the modern world, communities are usually represented by religious or ideological groups of people. Also in some countries the community is called a small administrative unit.
The ancient communities were characterized by jointproperty and labor. It was the unification of people for survival. Initially, they were generic groups (read more about them in the article What is a clan community). In a later period, there were neighboring communities, combining individual and joint farming.
In pre-revolutionary Russia, communities were called nominal administrative peasant groups.
Communities in the Modern World
At present, there are communities in the world united by common religious or ideological convictions:
- Among religious communities, there are traditional monastic and laity communities, as well as newly formed groups of sectarian type.
- In addition to religious communities, there are groups united by the ideas of the communist, anarchist or socialist system.
- It is possible to single out groups that unite according to national or historical characteristics.
- Also there are groups that are engaged in the revival of the archaic way of life of mankind, as more natural and harmonious.
The community can be represented by one or several of the above principles and is a fairly complex social structure.