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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

Gerald E. Poyo.

in Exile and Revolution

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 10419 words.

During the Cuban Ten Years’ War, José D. Poyo participated in creating a multiracial revolutionary community in Key West safe from Spanish authority where activists freely supported Cuban...

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Community

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

January 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 3286 words.

Community is a broad concept that can refer to many different types of social groups and collectivities, ranging from small to large, virtual or concrete. In sport scholarship,...

Arab Community

in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

January 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1081 words.

The Arab American community in New York City is as diverse as the food it prepares and serves. While Arabs

Amish community

in The Oxford Companion to Cheese

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 575 words.

is a sectarian Anabaptist society with settlements predominantly in the United States and Canada. Amish communities are known for their

Chinese Community

in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

January 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1706 words.

Only scant traces of a Chinese community existed in New York until the 1870s, when anti-Chinese violence in the far

policy community

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 131 words.

A set of interrelated actors (individuals and organizations) with a common interest in an issue or a problem that could be furthered on the basis of governmental policy. An effective policy...

Instrumental Community

Cyrus C. M. Mody.

October 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 280 pages.

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) has been hailed as the “key enabling discovery for nanotechnology,” the catalyst for a scientific field that attracts nearly USD 20 billion in...

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Layers of Audience Communities

Chua Beng Huat.

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

April 2012; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 6725 words.

With the national and cultural boundary-crossing of East Asian Pop Culture becoming part of the regular diet of regional media consumers, national and transnational communities of...

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Community-supported Agriculture

Eve Jochnowitz.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 466 words.

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) connects farmers with local consumers in a mutually beneficial agreement that creates a sense of community. To

Community-Supported Agriculture

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 466 words.

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) connects farmers with local consumers in a mutually beneficial agreement that creates a sense of community. To

Community Formation and Livelihood

Ismael García-Colón.

in Land Reform in Puerto Rico

June 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 6252 words.

This chapter explores how residents of parcelas used their land to pursue new economic activities, and to create and reproduce social relations that assured their survival. It concentrates...

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Community Supported Agriculture

in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

January 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1126 words.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a network of locally based programs that connect farmers directly with consumers. The concept originated

Community Networking, an Evolution

Madeline Gonzalez Allen.

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

August 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 2687 words.

Over the years, “community networking” has evolved and contributed toward what has become known as “social media,” with many exciting and novel ways we can all be interconnected. The author...

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Inventing a Community

Cyrus C. M. Mody.

in Instrumental Community

October 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 11587 words.

This chapter discusses the process of building an instrumental community by examining the roles of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards (NBS) and IBM’s research laboratory in Switzerland...

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A Community Far Afield

Jon Horne Carter.

in Bohemian South

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 7140 words.

This chapter examines Black Mountain College, an experimental college of exiles—cultural, political, and social, who created a utopian Appalachian avant-garde art community that emerged in...

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Staging Harmony, Guarding Community

Maureen Jackson.

in Mixing Musics

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8119 words.

After the mid-1980s, we witness a shift from ongoing visitations and networking between Turkish Jewish and non-Jewish musicians to religious music-making in increasingly security-conscious...

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Location, Positionality, and Community

Yoko Tsukuda.

in Trans-Pacific Japanese American Studies

September 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 1337 words.

Issues surrounding the differences between U.S.-based and Japan-based Japanese American studies have been important to me as a person who has pursued degrees at graduate schools in both...

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community

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 296 words.

A concept referring to types of social relationship that bind people together, and provide valuable and often enduring sources of ...

Advancing Human Rights in Post-Authoritarian Communities through Education

Benjamin Gregg.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10470 words.

For two decades now, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Russia, have been transitioning from authoritarian pasts to somewhat more liberal forms of social and political...

Lala Communities in the Shaping

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam.

in Shanghai Lalas

March 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8848 words.

This chapter maps out the growing terrain of lala communities in Shanghai and discusses the possible social, political and cultural influences that have contributed to the rapid development...

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