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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

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 532 words.

The concept of community concerns a particularly constituted set of social relationships based on something which the participants have in

community

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 539 words.

The concept of community concerns a particularly constituted set of social relationships based on something that the participants have in

Community

Zachary P. Neal.

in Sociology

P ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 7975 words.

Community is a broad topic within sociology, the social sciences generally, and indeed even in the natural and physical sciences. This bibliography focuses primarily on human communities,...

moral community

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 65 words.

A term used by Émile Durkheim to describe traditional rural communities, in contrast to cities. The moral community is characterized

community studies

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 547 words.

The ambiguities of the term community make any wholly coherent sociological definition of communities, and hence the scope and limits

community studies

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 552 words.

The ambiguities of the term *community make any wholly coherent sociological definition of communities, and hence the scope and

moral community

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 65 words.

A term used by Émile *Durkheim to describe traditional rural communities, in contrast to cities. The moral community is

imagined community

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 190 words.

Benedict Anderson, in his book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (2nd edn., 1991, originally

community safety

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 213 words.

A concept which is sometimes used interchangeably with that of ‘crime prevention’ in criminological debates. The argument that the community

imagined community

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 202 words.

Benedict Anderson (1936–2015), in his book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (2nd edn.,

moral community

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

A term used by Émile Durkheim to describe traditional rural communities, in contrast to cities. The moral community is characterized by social integration (extensive and intimate...

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community safety

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

A concept which is sometimes used interchangeably with that of ‘crime prevention’ in criminological debates. The argument that the community can be both the cause (as, for instance, in some...

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community control

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

A concept used widely but frequently rather loosely. In social work, probation work, or psychiatry, the term may be used as part of the vocabulary of practice to refer to some form of...

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community care

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

An imprecise and much abused concept embracing a diverse set of policies for dependent persons—particularly those chronically dependent by virtue of age, mental illness, or mental or...

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community studies

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

The ambiguities of the term community make any wholly coherent sociological definition of communities, and hence the scope and limits for their empirical study, impossible to achieve. In...

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community survey

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

A term employed by social epidemiologists for studies designed to measure health independently of service-use, by screening individuals living in their homes in the community, using special...

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Community safety

Edited by Peter Squires.

July 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 264 pages.

Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour in the late '90s....

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Community Policing

Wesley G. Skogan.

in Police and Community in Chicago

December 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 7175 words.

Community policing is the most important development in law enforcement in the past quarter century. Cities across the country report that they are moving toward this new model, which...

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Community spirit

Katharine Mumford and Anne Power.

in East Enders

May 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 9426 words.

This chapter looks at the community spirit of these two neighbourhoods. It identifies why the people living in these areas think community spirit matters, what signs they see of it, and...

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Community Spirit

Robert Wuthnow.

in Small-Town America

June 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 17393 words.

This chapter examines what residents understand as the most important sources of community spirit in their towns. It is widely believed that small towns do encourage community...

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