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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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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 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

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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Entangled Communities

Benjamin Bryce.

in Entangling Migration History

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 7590 words.

This chapter argues that regional, national, and transnational connections shaped many local German-language Lutheran communities in Ontario. It analyzes the spread of organized...

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Creating a Community

Margret Frenz.

in Community, Memory, and Migration in a Globalizing World

September 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 15319 words.

Chapter 4, ‘Creating a Community’, considers belonging and the identities of Goans in East Africa, particularly the creation of specific social and cultural spaces in the new context....

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Gay and Lesbian Communities

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2866 words.

In the United States, gay and lesbian communities have existed in two senses: as imagined communities of people who

Individualism and Community

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1185 words.

The tension between individualism and community is deep and persistent in American life. One can point to the Declaration of

Slave Families and Communities

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 3092 words.

Since the 1960s, historians have argued that American slaves successfully developed families, communities, and religious practices in spite of

Local lives and communities

Nicholson Heather Norris.

in Amateur film

December 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 10328 words.

Chapter 5 explores how local life became prominent in amateur cinematic practice and how these informal, unofficial records enrich our understanding of historical change. Films about...

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Women, Culture, and Community

Elizabeth Hayes Turner.

December 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 384 pages.

This book addresses a central question in post-Reconstruction social history: why did middle-class women expand their activities from the private to the public sphere and begin, in the...

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Food and Community

Paul B. Thompson.

in The Agrarian Vision

July 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 7571 words.

Food can be a focal thing in Borgmann's sense when it becomes the centering orientation that holds a number of meaning-giving activities together, providing coherence and purpose to our...

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Community

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 5 words.

The Community of Language

Ross McKibbin.

in Classes and Cultures

March 1998; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 19081 words.

This chapter deals with the community of language — what people read and how they spoke. It looks at the development of a middlebrow literary culture and examines its social and political...

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Community, Memory, and Migration in a Globalizing World

Margret Frenz.

September 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 336 pages.

Goans played a significant role in processes of migration and circulation that created empires and the modern world. This study of globalization from below illuminates how a ‘subaltern...

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Conclusion: Toward Progressive Women's Communities

Elizabeth Hayes Turner.

in Women, Culture, and Community

December 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2931 words.

This chapter shows how the progressive women's communities emerged during the Progressive Era. Galveston supplied an environment conducive to middle and upper-class women's advancement from...

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From Environmental Liability to Community Asset

T. Allan Comp.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public History

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 4728 words.

This chapter explores linking economic redevelopment with a recognition of regional legacy. It provided an opportunity to apply public history to real-world needs and to do something with...

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Class versus Community: The General Strike

MATTHEW GRIMLEY.

in Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England

June 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 17325 words.

This chapter considers how the General Strike (and wider coal strike) was instrumental in the development of William Temple's ideas on national community, and his rejection of pluralism. It...

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Groups versus Community: The Pluralists

MATTHEW GRIMLEY.

in Citizenship, Community, and the Church of England

June 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 17710 words.

This chapter focuses on the concept of pluralism, which emerged as a reaction against the account of the sovereign power of the state found in the writings both of J. A. Austin and of the...

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Where Courtrooms and Communities Meet

in The Trial in American Life

March 2007; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 9637 words.

The most famous confrontation in an American courtroom took place in 1925, when Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan squared off as opposing counsel over the teaching of evolution in...

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