Natural Unplanned Ecological Entities


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Natural Unplanned Ecological Entities

  1. 1. -J.Delince BSA-11-409
  2. 2.  A place or group which is ecologically known for it’s existence something.  When these place or group is naturally designed and built without plan the it is called as natural unplanned ecological entity.  They generally have indefinite boundaries
  3. 3.  In rural sociology we are referring generally three entities , they are  Region  Community  Neighbourhood Region:  Another definition describes it as "an area within which historical and environmental factors have combined to create a relatively homogeneous social structure and a consciousness of individuality" (Bertrand, 1958).  Generally it is defined as an area of sufficiently homogeneous physical features to distinguish it from another region
  4. 4.  1. Homogeneity of physical environment as well as cultural and economic uniformity  2. Uniqueness and distinctiveness of which people are aware and which distinguishes it from other regions  3. Presence within it of a distinctive core, and  The presence of indistinct boundaries which constitute the overlapping of two or more distinct core-centred regions
  5. 5.  Based on the number of indices used in delineation:  Natural regions  Cultural region  Agricultural region  Service region  Based on the relationship  Subordinate relationship-minor regions  Superordinate relationship-major regions  Political boundaries
  6. 6. Community:  "Community" refers to groups of mutually dependent people, living in a more or less compact continuous geographical area, having a sense of belonging and sharing common values, norms, and some common interests, and acting collectively in an organized manner to satisfy their chief needs through a common set of organization and institutions (J.B. Chitambar).
  7. 7.  A group of people  A continuous geographical area.  A sense of belonging or identification.  Common social values, norms, and other aspects of culture.  Common set of organizations and institutions.  Some common interest.
  8. 8.  A community may be rural or urban  It is not static but operates in accordance with prescribed laws, rules, and procedures.  Interaction and the feeling of belonging  Communities change with changing social conditions  A community may grow or may decline
  9. 9.  Neighbourhoods have been described as "limited geographic areas in which the individuals and families are known to each and carry on intimate associations together" (Anderson, 1964).  The community is self sufficient while the neighbourhood is not
  10. 10.  A locality group of people,  Limited geographical area,  Frequent face-to-face contacts and intimate association with one another.  Frequent participation in common activities such as visiting, inter-dining, borrowing and exchanging and other forms of mutual aid, and  Presence of some service or supply agency, organization or institution.
  11. 11.  The members have more personal relationship than that of the community  They have more homogeneity than others due to the interpersonal relationship  We can easily demarcate the boundaries of the neighbourhood than any other natural unplanned ecological entity.