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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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Communities

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

Communities

Ali Yaycioglu.

in Partners of the Empire

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 16864 words.

Chapter Three analyzes the ways in which provincial communities responded to changes in the eighteenth century. It argues that while the central administration was disconnected from the...

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Neil M. Maher.

in Nature's New Deal

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 13153 words.

This part of the book investigates how the Corps and its conservation work transformed local communities situated near the more than five thousand CCC camps scattered across the country. To...

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Community

Jennifer Hull Dorsey.

in Hirelings

March 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6748 words.

This chapter focuses on the African Methodist Episcopal Church and its meaning for free men and women in rural Maryland. Founded in 1816 by Reverend Richard Allen in collaboration with...

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Community

Gervase Rosser.

in The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages

March 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 20985 words.

The starting-point here is the idea, widely current in the late Middle Ages, that each individual is born with a unique potential and responsibility for the fulfilment of a specific...

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Community

Joel Williamson.

in William Faulkner and Southern History

February 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 14798 words.

In the Faulknerian universe, there is no problem with community in nature. Difficulties develop as man moves out of nature, as he seeks to dominate and destroy the natural order. In...

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Community Organization

Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James VanderKam.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6741 words.

[This entry comprises three articles: Community Organization in the Rule of the Community, Community Organization in the Damascus

Caribbean Community

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 274 words.

Formed in 1973 (as the Caribbean Community and Common Market) to extend the goals of the Caribbean Free Trade Association...

Immigrant Communities

Danielle Battisti.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1626 words.

The term “immigrant community” refers to the residential or social clustering of an ethnic group, often comprised of recent immigrants

European Community

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 76 words.

An organization of Western European countries, which came into being in 1967 when the executive bodies of the European Economic Community (Common Market or EEC), European Atomic Energy...

Community Organizing

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 904 words.

For most people the history of community organizing in the United States begins with Saul Alinsky’s efforts in the Back

Retirement Communities

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1147 words.

Retirement communities represented a new concept in mid-twentieth-century housing. Prior to that time, almshouses and nursing homes sheltered needy and

Community Resolve

in Planning Derry

March 2000; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3445 words.

This chapter discusses the importance of community involvement in the urban redevelopment of Londonderry. It highlights the contribution of Londonderry's civic leaders in the implementation...

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Maintaining Community

Amy Hill Shevitz.

in Jewish Communities on the Ohio River

August 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7114 words.

This chapter provides a description of the Jewish communities in America during the nineteenth century. The small Jewish communities showed remarkable institutional persistence, holding...

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Community Kingdoms

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

[This entry comprises four articles:Central Mexico (Nahua)Oaxaca (Mixtec and Zapotec)Maya HighlandsMaya LowlandsThe first article discusses the organization and development of Nahua...

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Creating Community

Judith Ann Trolander.

in From Sun Cities to the Villages

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 15331 words.

This Chapter tells the story of how the developers “scripted” the active adult lifestyle for their communities and got them functioning socially. By 1980, the first communities were...

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Imagining Communities

Judith Pollmann.

in Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

August 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 11914 words.

Scholars of nationalism have argued that any national consciousness before 1800 was the province of small elites, who had little interest in engaging subjects in a national project, and...

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Qumran Community

Charlotte Hempel.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4280 words.

The term Qumran community refers to the community whose archaeological and literary remains were preserved at Khirbet Qumran, ῾Ein-Feshka, and

Community Control

Elizabeth Todd-Breland.

in Political Education

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12084 words.

This chapter examines the movement for community control that developed in Chicago during the 1960s and 1970s. Students, parents, and community organizations pursued community control of...

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Community Centers

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Latin American History. 2485 words.

The history of community centers in barrios through the 1980s is intertwined with racism in city government. Few cities deviated