Community and Culture                

 

Community

 

A community is a collection of people in a geographical area.

 

Communities maybe possibly thought of as any one of the following

 

1) As a collection of people with a particular Social structure in a given area

2) A collective group of people with a certain amount of similar belonging(ness) to that particular group

3) The daily activities of that community , work and non work take place within the geographical area i.e it is self contained

4) A set of people in a geographical area

 

 

An example of a community

 

Rural Community

 

In a typical rural community the people tend to share the following characteristics

 

Relationships tend to be close between members of the community

 

Common interests which they feel bring them together

 

People tend to adopt several roles i.e. (father, shopkeeper, Parish Councillor)

 

Simple economy, normally based on agriculture

 

Mechanical society most people are very alike in attitudes and behaviour

 

Status of parents has a basis on how an individual will be treated

 

Locals Rural society is dominated by people who are born and bred there and reflect certain local values.