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community

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

Sandra A. Zagarell.

in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Women's Writing). 1258 words.

In attesting to the significance, and often the vitality, of community life, American women writers have long asserted their own

Community

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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inoperative community

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 189 words.

A theory of community put forward by French philosopher Jean-Luc *Nancy which rejects the idea that community can be

imagined community

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 592 words.

Benedict *Anderson's definition of nation. In Imagined Communities (1983) Anderson argues that the nation is an

Rural Communities

Lucy Evans.

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 24414 words.

Chapter One examines the representation of village and small-town rural communities in Olive Senior’s Summer Lightning and Other Stories (1986) and Earl Lovelace’s A Brief Conversion and...

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textual community

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 196 words.

A term of recent coinage, a ‘textual community’ means a place or social circle where manuscript texts are or were

Global Communities

Lucy Evans.

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 21275 words.

Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999) and Robert Antoni’s My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales (2000) present global Caribbean communities. Moon features an family spanning...

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inoperative community

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 177 words.

A theory of community put forward by French philosopher Jean-Luc *Nancy which rejects the idea that community can be produced through work. By inoperative (‘désoeuvrée’) Nancy does not mean...

inoperative community

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

A theory of community put forward by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy which rejects the idea that community can be produced through work. By inoperative (‘désoeuvrée’) Nancy does not mean...

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Cultivating Community

Jill Didur.

in Postcolonial Ecologies

April 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 8710 words.

This chapter offers a reading of Kiran Desai’s 2006 novel The Inheritance of Loss and examines its depiction of the Himalayan environment. It examines how colonial representations of the...

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Urban Communities

Lucy Evans.

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 17468 words.

Focusing on Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston, Chapter Two explores portrayals of urban communities in Alecia McKenzie’s Satellite City and Other Stories (1992) and Kwame Dawes’ A Place to...

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National Communities

Lucy Evans.

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 16794 words.

This chapter explores the contribution of literature to post-independence nation-building in the Caribbean. Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom (1992) focuses on Trinidad and Mark McWatt’s Suspende...

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textual community

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

A term of recent coinage, a ‘textual community’ means a place or social circle where manuscript texts are or were produced, read, and circulated by and for a certain group ...

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Textual Communities

Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay, Rebecca Dixon, Miranda Griffin, Sylvia Huot, Francesca Nicholson and Finn Sinclair.

in Knowing Poetry

April 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 13883 words.

This chapter examines the forms of social, political, or religious knowledge that poetry conveys through its relation to its audience. It is through a poem's audience, in particular its...

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Reading Communities

Wendy Scase.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

April 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 8037 words.

This article examines reading communities in England during the medieval period. It suggests that medieval reading always a community activity and proves this claim by drawing on some of...

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imagined community

Ian Buchanan.

in A Dictionary of Critical Theory

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 598 words.

Benedict *Anderson’s definition of nation. In Imagined Communities (1983) Anderson argues that the nation is an imagined political community that is inherently limited in scope and...

Oneida Community

James D. Hart.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1986; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 196 words.

religious society established in central New York state by John Humphrey Noyes (1811–86). The evolution of perfectionist doctrines, coupled with the reading of Fourierist publications,...

imagined community

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

Benedict Anderson's definition of nation. In Imagined Communities (1983) Anderson argues that the nation is an imagined political community that is inherently limited in scope and sovereign...

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Provisional Communities

M.K. Raghavendra.

in Bipolar Identity

July 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12220 words.

This chapter examines Kannada films from the 1990s. It discusses how from the late 1980s onwards, Kannada cinema becomes depleted because of a lack of signifiers — the cinema does not...

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Literary Communities

Jacques Rancière.

in The Common Growl

July 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7834 words.

This chapter starts from the idea of literary communities as constituted by individuals, things, and events contributing to the formation of a certain shared “commonsense.” Weaving together...

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