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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Zachary P. Neal.

in Sociology

P ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 7975 words.

Community is a broad topic within sociology, the social sciences generally, and indeed even in the natural and physical sciences. This bibliography focuses primarily on human communities,...

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in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3331 words.

In relation to the Bible and ethics, the word “community” has two primary meanings: 1. “A community” or “the community”

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Megan Meyer.

in Social Work

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 8257 words.

Understanding, fostering, and mobilizing communities have been central features of social work practice since the profession’s founding in the late 1800s. During this period of rapid...

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Stewart Motha.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 778 words.

Community denotes commonality, fellowship, sharing. At a general level community expresses a plurality of individuals who are held together by

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Cathy Shrank.

in Cultural Reformations

June 2010; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8787 words.

In 1590, Edward Allde printed a slim quarto of thirty-six leaves containing John Lydgate’s The Serpent of Devision (1422) and Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville’s Tragedye of Gorboduc (firs...

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Kenneth McPherson, Kenneth McPherson, David Chappell and Manon van der Heijden.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 20373 words.

This entry contains six subentries: An Overview, Arab Communities, China, Oceania, Seafarers Ashore, Seafarers’ Wives

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John Eekelaar.

in Family Law and Personal Life

December 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 8564 words.

This final chapter considers the critiques of individualism by communitarianism and feminism which followed the work of Alasdair Macintyre. While recognizing the virtues of community, it...

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Tricia Colleen Bruce.

in Parish and Place

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8320 words.

This chapter looks at the implications of personal parishes for building community across difference. It explores how community works within the context American Catholics’ increased...

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Jared Mackley-Crump.

in The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New Zealand

April 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 10092 words.

The notion of community is visible within the Pacific festival space in multiple ways, and reflects the various ways in which Pacific peoples are (inter)connected. These various...

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Michael C. Heller.

in Loft Jazz

December 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 11342 words.

This chapter examines discourses of community as well as contradictory discourses of isolation that arose within the lofts. While references to community involvement were quite common, the...

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