"To dismiss utilitarian items as only 'crafts' has contributed to the tragic separation of art from life. Within created traditional Native American forms there can be no such dichotomy, as art is not only the particular created form but also the inner principle from which the outer form comes into being. An art form is often seen as beautiful not just in terms of aesthetics but also because of its usefulness and the degree to which it serves its purpose." - James Houston

dichotomy is defined as:

Classification into two opposed parts.

Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions.

A sorting of a class of things into two mutually exclusive subclasses.

Branching characterized by successive forking into two approximately equal divisions.

Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft dichotomy

Gemeinschaft, German, commonly translated as "community".
Exemplified historically by a family or a neighborhood in a pre-modern rural setting.

Gesellschaft, German, commonly translated as "larger social grouping".
Exemplified historically by a joint-stock company or a sovereign state in the 20th century.

The dichotomy of social ties can be categorized, on one hand - Gemeinschaft, either as belonging to personal social interactions, roles, values, and beliefs based on such interactions or, on the other hand - Gesellschaft, as belonging to indirect interactions, impersonal roles, formal values, and beliefs based on such interactions.

Individuals in Gemeinschaft are regulated by common mores, and beliefs that people use about the appropriate behavior and responsibility of members of the association, to each other and to the association at large; their ties are characterized by a moderate division of labor, strong personal relationships, strong families, and relatively simple social institutions. In such societies there is seldom a need to enforce indirect social control, due to a direct sense of loyalty an individual feels for gemeinschaft.

Ferdinand Tönnies , who originally defined the social dichotomy, saw the family as the most perfect expression of gemeinschaft. Ferdinand Tönnies did believe that gemeinschaft could be based on shared place and shared belief as well as kinship, and he included globally dispersed religious communities as possible examples of gemeinschaft.

In contrast, gesellschaft describes all of the associations in which, for the one person and a larger group never takes precedence over the individual's self-interest, and these associations typically lack the same level of shared mores. Gesellschaft is maintained through individuals acting in their own self-interest. A modern corporation is a good example of gesellschaft: the workers, managers, and owners have very little in terms of shared orientations or beliefs, they may even despise the product they are making, but it is in all their self-focused interest to come to work to make money, and thus the poison manufacturing corporation continues. Gesellschaft society involves achieved status in the currently contrived corporate network system.

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