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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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Mining Community

Janet L. Finn.

in Tracing the Veins

August 1998; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 15351 words.

This chapter examines the competing formations of community that linked and separated the people of Butte and Chuquicamata. Community is at once a negotiated reality in the making and an...

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Imaginary Communities

Kevin Carrico.

in Great Han

August 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 7113 words.

“Imaginary Communities” examines the concept of the nation within Han Clothing Movement discourses to develop a new theory of nationalism. The analyses are based in the question: if nations...

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Community/SANGHA

Jessica Marie Falcone.

in Battling the Buddha of Love

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10467 words.

In this chapter, I also introduce the readers to the particular transnational Tibetan Buddhist community working to build the Maitreya Statue. This chapter provides an overview of Global...

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Consumption Communities

Robert W. Hefner.

in The Political Economy of Mountain Java

December 1990; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 14624 words.

The changes sweeping the Tengger highlands have had an impact beyond property, labor, and protection. Consumption is also changing, in a manner that reveals with unusual clarity the altered...

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Community Personality

Sonya Salamon.

in Prairie Patrimony

January 1992; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 8711 words.

This chapter describes how rural society has undergone a fundamental restructuring due to diminishing numbers of rural residents between 1950 and 1980, from 15.3 percent to being only 2...

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Aesthetic Community

Lily Chumley.

in Creativity Class

June 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 13527 words.

This chapter first contrasts two professional sites in which practice communities and aesthetic communities emerge: a giant art fair called Art Beijing, and a private meeting between a...

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Community Fixations

Christo Sims.

in Disruptive Fixation

March 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10965 words.

This chapter examines how powerful factions of the local community—in this case privileged parents of the Downtown School for Design, Media, and Technology—can wrest a philanthropic...

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Community Context

Sumie Okazaki and Nancy Abelmann.

in Korean American Families in Immigrant America

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 9197 words.

This chapter describes the research process, from survey data collection to family ethnography. It details the ethnic geography of the Chicagoland Korean American community through...

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A Community of Those without Community

Jarrett Zigon.

in War on People

October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10980 words.

One of the most common ways the anti–drug war movement describes who it is they represent is with the word community. This chapter interrogates what is meant by this use of community, a use...

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// Finding the Community

in Under Construction

February 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 11228 words.

This chapter discusses the process of finding the community suitable for this study of homeland security in the United States. It describes the difficulties of access and finding the...

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Bridging the Community

Debra Lattanzi Shutika.

in Beyond the Borderlands

July 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 10637 words.

This chapter explores Kennett Square's English-speaking population's influences on Mexican belonging through organized social action, particularly through an exploration of the origins and...

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The Community Context

Sonya Salamon.

in Prairie Patrimony

January 1992; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 13239 words.

This chapter shows how railroad companies such as the Illinois Central created a uniform system for the location and design of Midwestern towns. Regularly spaced along the rail line, the...

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community

Luis A. Vivanco.

in A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Anthropology. 156 words.

Typically understood as a socially functioning group of people with shared interests, *norms, and resources; a collective sense

Virtual Communities and Markets

Amy Speier.

in Fertility Holidays

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 8599 words.

This chapter follows North Americans who turn to the Internet where they learn of reproductive travel to the Czech Republic, and become diligent consumers. This chapter follows largely...

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Forest Communities and Rattan Management

Stephen F. Siebert.

in The Nature and Culture of Rattan

January 2012; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 3932 words.

This chapter focuses on rattan management in forest communities in Southeast Asia. Cultures that have lived near or farmed and collected in forests for centuries have the richest rattan...

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Social Networks: The Links to Community

Sonya Salamon.

in Prairie Patrimony

January 1992; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 6988 words.

This chapter illustrates how family members interact with members of other households via networks based on bonds of kinship, friendship, religion, and service or political activities....

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Politics and Community in Premodern History

Robert W. Hefner.

in The Political Economy of Mountain Java

December 1990; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 9495 words.

Few areas of Java bear such visible traces of Southeast Asia's complex history as do the Tengger highlands. Drawn into a lowland-based Hindu–Buddhist state a thousand years ago, this is the...

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Conversion and “Community” in Amazonia

Robert W. Hefner.

in Conversion to Christianity

February 1993; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology of Religion. 13864 words.

This chapter describes the new cosmology of comunidade, or “community,” in Amazonia. It also considers how the Culina Indians have responded to two different forms of missionization, one...

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Community Development to the Blue Revolution

in Shorelines

April 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 11442 words.

This chapter takes a look at the slow transformation from wealth redistribution to capital accumulation of the state of Kanyakumari and how this influenced the coastal understandings of...

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Labor Instability and Community Mental Health

Clara Han.

in When People Come First

July 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 10667 words.

This chapter explores how the local destiny of Chile's national program for depression was forged through pharmaceuticals. How and when women use antidepressants reflect both their...

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