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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

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 49 words.

In ecology, naturally occurring group of plants or animals living within a particular habitat. A community in a

European Community

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 162 words.

Historical organization of Western European countries dedicated to closer economic and political cooperation in Europe. In 1952, the European

Caribbean Community and Common Market

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

Caribbean economic union. CARICOM was formed In 1973 by the Treaty of Chaguaramas to co-ordinate economic and foreign policy in

Diaspora

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 42 words.

(Gk. ‘dispersion’)

Jewish communities outside Palestine. Although there were communities of Jews outside Palestine from the time of the Babylonian

European Economic Area

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 64 words.

Economic union agreed (1992) between the 12 members of the European Community (EC) and six of

Rome, Treaties of (1957)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 48 words.

Two agreements establishing the European Economic Community, now the European union (EU), and the European Atomic Energy Commission

Orthodox Church, Eastern

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 155 words.

Community of c.130 million Christians living mainly in e and se Europe, parts of Asia and a significant minority

European Monetary System

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 133 words.

System set up in 1979 to bring about monetary stability among the nine members of the European Community (EC

Farrell, J. T. (1904–79)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 76 words.

He is best known for his trilogy about Studs Lonigan (1932–35). Set in a poor Irish community in

Miami

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 56 words.

City and port on Biscayne Bay in se Florida, USA. Originally a small agricultural community, it developed quickly after 1895

monk

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 20 words.

Member of a monastic community living under vows of religious observance such as poverty, chastity and obedience. See monasticism

Keillor, Garrison Edward (1942)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 23 words.

US writer and humorist best known for his bittersweet stories about the engaging fictional community of Lake Wobegon.

Mardi gras

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 37 words.

Community festival or carnival held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent, in many Roman Catholic countries,

Maronites

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 54 words.

Christian community of Arabs in Lebanon and Syria, who emigrated to Egypt, Cyprus, s Europe, and North and South America.

Luthuli, Albert John Mvumbi (1898–1967)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 70 words.

Elected chief of a Zulu community, he became president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1952, during a

folk art

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 56 words.

Term used to describe the art of folk cultures, especially those of rural and ethnic minority communities. It is usually

Imam

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 66 words.

Leader of a Muslim community invested with various forms of spiritual or temporal authority. It may describe a man who

dervish

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 61 words.

Member of a Muslim fraternity. Communities arose within Sufism, and by the 12th century had established themselves in the

Union of South American Nations

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

International customs union constituted in 2008 and modelled on the European Union. It replaced the Andean Community of Nations and

Bridgeport

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 41 words.

City on Long Island Sound, sw Connecticut, USA. Settled in 1639 as a fishing community, it is now a port