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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 Action

in The Oxford Companion to American Politics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1315 words.

“Community action,” a term that originated during the War on Poverty in the 1960s, continues to animate our understanding

Community Policing

Elaine B. Sharp.

in Does Local Government Matter?

March 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 12798 words.

This chapter focuses on community policing, a multifaceted innovation adopted by numerous police departments in the 1990s. Community policing involves proactive crime prevention; enhanced...

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Obama for America Stronger People and Stronger Communities

Elizabeth McKenna and Hahrie Han.

in Groundbreakers

January 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 6031 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the entire book. It describes Obama for America’s rare ability to engage ordinary people in an electoral campaign, and the sense among these volunteers...

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Community Reinvestment Act

in The Oxford Companion to American Politics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 2207 words.

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 was part of the US government’s response to bank redlining, which is the

Conclusion: Which Community?

Michael Hanchard.

in Party/Politics

August 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 16482 words.

This chapter explicitly addresses political community as an underexplored dimension of black transnationalism, synthesizing issues of ideology, micro- and macropolitics, and ethics to argue...

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Maternalist and Community Politics

Ellen Reese, Ian Breckenridge-Jackson and Julisa McCoy.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

July 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US Politics; Political Behaviour. 10285 words.

This chapter explores the history of maternalist mobilization and women’s community politics in the United States. It argues that both “maternalism” and “community” have proved to be highly...

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Politics Embedded in Community Governance: The Community Leadership Party

Josh Pacewicz.

in Partisans and Partners

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 11482 words.

This chapter shows how traditional community leaders’ political engagement resulted in politics embedded in community governance: organizational and ideological overlap between community...

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Online Communities and Political Mobilization

Jessica L. Beyer.

in Expect Us

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10052 words.

Chapter 1 articulates the central research question, outlines the argument in the book, explains the four cases, and unpacks major concepts. It articulates the argument that key structural...

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Stories and Practices of Community Organizing

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics

April 2001; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10912 words.

In addition to articulating a religio-political language, faith-based community organizing has created other distinctive cultural forms. This chapter describes some of these, especially the...

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Prairieville’s Business Community in Transition

Josh Pacewicz.

in Partisans and Partners

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 10795 words.

This chapter traces the post-1980s history of Prairieville’s business community, showing how partners sidelined traditional business leaders and explaining why they avoid politics. Drawing...

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The Institutionalization of Community Action in Public Health*

Mark Wolfson and Maria Parries.

in Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

June 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 4185 words.

This chapter discusses the institutionalization of community action in public health. To say that some kind of activity is “institutionalized” means that it has become “routine,” a...

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Supporting Black Institutions and Communities

Andrew Valls.

in Rethinking Racial Justice

October 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics; Political Theory. 9083 words.

Liberal political theory generally supports claims to autonomy that are made on behalf of national minorities, yet similar claims made by African Americans are usually ignored or rejected....

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Mosaic or cracked vase? Diversity and community life

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam and Edward Fieldhouse.

in The Age of Obama

March 2010; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 6807 words.

This chapter assesses whether diversity has a tendency to lead to more conflict or to friendly contact in Britain and the United States, evaluates the effect of diversity for whites and for...

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The Community Choice to Pursue Interracial Dialogue

in Talking about Race

May 2007; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 8119 words.

There are many reasons to view intergroup dialogue programs on race as an important public good and thus as an unsurprising policy choice. The involvement of governments in public talk...

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The Religious and Political Perspective of Community Organizing

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics

April 2001; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 14188 words.

The ideas that underlie and inform faith-based community organizing are a creative, although sometimes uneasy, melding of concepts from various Christian social action traditions and the...

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How Congregation-Based Community Organizing Works

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics

April 2001; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 9573 words.

This chapter analyzes how a congregation-based community organization, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), developed and how it works. It then briefly examines...

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Race, Dialogue, and the Practice of Community Life

in Talking about Race

May 2007; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 6087 words.

Since the early 1990s, more than 400 cities across the United States, and many cities throughout the world, have implemented programs such as intergroup dialogues in which diverse groups of...

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Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Limits of Racial Community

Paul Gilroy.

in The Politics of Richard Wright

December 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 4533 words.

This excerpt from Paul Gilroy’s Black Atlantic offers a different perspective on Wright’s thinking regarding relations between black men and women, and about the ability of black...

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Barack Obama’s Anomalous Relationship with the Hip-Hop Community

Shaun Ossei-Owusu.

in The Obama Phenomenon

September 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 7658 words.

This chapter examines the hip-hop community's relationship with Obama. The hip-hop community was generally supportive of Obama as the first prospective black president and an imagined...

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Race, Religion, and Communities

Sangay K. Mishra.

in Desis Divided

March 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 13216 words.

Chapter 3 uses the case of racial targeting of South Asians—Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs—in the post-9/11 period and their reactions to the targeting to illustrate the importance of religion...

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