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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 Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9429 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Community beyond Work

James A. Chamberlain.

in Undoing Work, Rethinking Community

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 12081 words.

This chapter sketches the outlines of the post-work community through a critical reading of Gorz and Hardt and Negri. All three share a commitment to the UBI, and also see in contemporary...

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Surveying Your Community

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón.

in The Worker Center Handbook

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3710 words.

This chapter offers guidelines for surveying a community as the first step in starting a worker center. It considers the key questions around scope and focus that must be answered to help...

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The Postwork Community

James A. Chamberlain.

in Undoing Work, Rethinking Community

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 4920 words.

This chapter explores the relationship between capitalism and the post-work community, and responds to a possible objection that such a community would amount to a free rider’s paradise...

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Undoing Work, Rethinking Community

James A. Chamberlain.

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 192 pages.

This book argues that the civic duty to perform paid work in contemporary society undermines freedom and justice. While workplace flexibility and the unconditional basic income (UBI) both...

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Working with Faith Communities

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón.

in The Worker Center Handbook

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3420 words.

This chapter offers guidelines for working with faith communities. Some worker centers emerged directly from religious congregations or were formed by interfaith groups. For example, the...

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Virtual Communities of Practice

Mary Pender Greene.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8626 words.

Sociologists and social workers have long been invested in understanding the role of communities in shaping identities and influencing behavior; however, the study of virtual communities is...

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Challenges of municipal community work

Witold Mandrysz, Marek Perlinski and Lars Evertsson.

in Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5279 words.

This chapter focuses on the pros and cons of involving professional social workers, employed in municipal social services, as animators of local community organising projects in urban,...

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Between National Community and Class Solidarity

Jonathan Preminger.

in Labor in Israel

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 5020 words.

Chapter 13 expands on the idea of incongruence between political community and labor force by presenting a historical overview of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians in the...

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Porous Labor Market, Insular Political Community

Jonathan Preminger.

in Labor in Israel

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3975 words.

Continuing the investigation into the economic incorporation and political exclusion of Palestinians, Chapter 14 analyzes the 2007 High Court ruling (the Givat Zeev case) which asserted the...

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Community safety, rights, redistribution and recognition: towards a coordinated prostitution strategy?

Maggie O'Neill.

in Regulating sex for sale

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 6115 words.

This chapter explores government proposals for a prostitution strategy focusing predominantly on: prevention of involvement; fostering routes out; and protecting communities from...

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I Got All My Sisters with Me

Marek Korczynski.

in Songs of the Factory

November 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 10137 words.

This chapter examines how workers' use of pop music was entwined with the creation of community on the shop floor. Workers needed to establish connections with one another to combat...

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Engaging and Honoring Ethical Employers

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón.

in The Worker Center Handbook

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2318 words.

This chapter explains how worker centers can engage and honor ethical employers. There are many reasons to build partnerships with decent, ethical employers: they care about the community,...

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Pluralism and the Changing Nature of Politics

Jonathan Preminger.

in Labor in Israel

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2800 words.

Placing the developments previously discussed in a wider context, Chapter 12 explores the individualization of politics and the juridification of labor law, as well as the contingent and...

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Buying Your Own Property

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón.

in The Worker Center Handbook

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3741 words.

This chapter explains why a worker center might consider purchasing its own property. Worker centers buy property for numerous reasons, from getting more space and usable space to...

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Prologue

Jill Ann Harrison.

in Buoyancy on the Bayou

November 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3651 words.

This prologue recounts the author's experiences in Bayou Crevette in Louisiana. It details her firsthand experiences with a community and culture that thrives on the local shrimping...

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Active citizenship as civil commitment

Sue Kenny, Marilyn Taylor, Jenny Onyx and Marjorie Mayo.

in Challenging the third sector

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7424 words.

Active citizenship as civil commitment is not so much about political activism per se but rather about preserving important assets and services in the community, generating social capital...

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Concluding Remarks to Part 3

Jonathan Preminger.

in Labor in Israel

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 2510 words.

Chapter 15 summarizes the chapters which addressed the third sphere, the relationship of labor to the political community. It reiterates that since Israel was established, the labor...

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A Stroll Through the Market

Richard E. Ocejo.

in Masters of Craft

May 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 8230 words.

This introductory chapter discusses how bars, barbershops, and butcher shops were neighborhood cornerstones in the industrial city. Today, new versions of them catering to knowledgeable and...

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What's anti-social about sex work? Governance through the changing representation of prostitution's incivility

Jane Scoular, Jane Pitcher, Rosie Campbell, Phil Hubbard and Maggie O'Neill.

in Regulating sex for sale

September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7010 words.

This chapter utilizes both critical and empirical forms of enquiry to uncover the relationship between dominant constructions of the ‘problem of prostitution’ and the associated norms that...

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