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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 92

:. Irma Šidiškienė
       Lithuanian Institute of History




The Relationship Between Informal Rural and Urban Communities in the Aspect of Social Relations

The article deals with the informal social networks of the labor community. In order to reveal the importance of informal communication, the article compares a rural (as a source of tradition) and a current city employment community. The comparison showed that in the context of informal networks of the traditional communities and of urban collaborators, social relationships formed reciprocity (help), mutual trust, the differences between these communities, local dimension (as economic – rural community and culture of the organization – the city), and the fact that in the rural community, unstressed time (duration, frequency), is assumed as long-term and steady, while in urban communities there is an emic point of view. The gender aspect aspect was not highlighted.


Key Words: rural and urban co-workers’ communities, informal social relations, reciprocity, friendship.


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
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