[sometimes] the societal form of association in which rational order, neutral involvement, and obligations to institutions are dominant
Origin of GesellschaftGer, society from gesell(e), fellow, companion, member of a group + -schaft, -ship
Note that in English, it may be spelled with a lower case 'g'.
- Societies may be characterized along a continuum of a G1 (gemeinschaft or rural) to G2 (gesellschaft or urban). — Fredericks, Marcel / Miller, Steven I. / Odiet, Jeff A. / Fredericks, Janet P., "Toward an Understanding of Cellular Sociologoy and Its Relationship to Cellular Biology", Education, Vol. 124 Issue 2, p237-256, Winter, 2003