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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

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,...

Recreating community

David M. Smith and Margaret Greenfields.

in Gypsies and Travellers in housing

July 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 7271 words.

This chapter utilizes insights from the literature on cultural resilience and resistance to examine how, despite the considerable policy driven and politically motivated pressures to settle...

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Building Community?

Brian J. McCabe.

in No Place Like Home

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Urban and Rural Studies. 8615 words.

This chapter rescales the analysis to the level of the community to ask about the way homeowners reshape the places where they live. Deepening current theories of NIMBY politics, it argues...

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Fostering Community and Nationhood

Kazuyo Tsuchiya.

in Reinventing Citizenship

April 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 5932 words.

This chapter discusses how the government of Japan fostered a sense of nationhood through the Model Community Program (MCP) during a national crisis. The Ministry of Home Affairs’ MCP...

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Connecting Classrooms and Communities

Matthew M. Mettler.

in Civic Labors

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 1130 words.

This section focuses on teaching in distinct contexts, including popular education, public history, undergraduate classes, and graduate training. It consists of five essays that illustrate...

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Rights, Claims, and Community

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 11290 words.

In recent years there has been an interest among sociologists and anthropologists on humanitarianism. What sets the South Asian context apart is the prevalence of the state, especially in...

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Community organising and political agency: changing community development subjects in India

Manish K. Jha.

in "Politics, power and community development"

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 6497 words.

The chapter presents a trajectory of community development in India. It places a special emphasis on the processes of mobilization and collective action that transform underprivileged...

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In a Community Like This

Garrett M. Broad.

in More Than Just Food

February 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 16037 words.

This chapter focuses on Community Services Unlimited's (CSU) efforts for community-based food justice across the United States, exploring particularly the networks and narratives that came...

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The politics of deploying community

Janet Newman and John Clarke.

in "Politics, power and community development"

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 6042 words.

This chapter offers an analysis of the very different political projects that mobilise ideas and practices of community development. However, it argues, such projects do not exist in any...

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"Politics, power and community development"

Edited by Rosie R. Meade, Mae Shaw and Sarah Banks.

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 276 pages.

This is the first book in the series Rethinking Community Development and it sets the tone for the series as a whole by probing some fundamental challenges and dilemmas for community...

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Community organising: past, present and future

Jane Wills.

in Locating Localism

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 12212 words.

This chapter takes a more organic approach to understanding community organisation. It focuses on the history of community organising in the USA, looking at the development of the...

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“A Community-Oriented Academic Unit”

Diane C. Fujino.

in Samurai among Panthers

April 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 7235 words.

This chapter focuses on the birth of Asian American Studies (AAS) at UC Berkeley. As one of the first instructors and coordinators, Aoki was instrumental in developing UC Berkeley’s Asian...

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‘Integration’, class inequality, and ‘community cohesion’

Ali Rattansi.

in Multiculturalism

September 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 7170 words.

The concept of ‘integration’ has replaced multiculturalism as the key theme of national and local policies towards ethnic minorities. Especially in Britain, the notions of ‘community...

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Organization and Community in Social Movements

Suzanne Staggenborg.

in The Future of Social Movement Research

July 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 7881 words.

This paper employs the concept of social movement community and draws on case studies of two campaigns, the World March of Women (WMW) and the Pittsburgh protests against the G20, to...

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Commons Environmentalism and Community Activism

Bryan T. McNeil.

in Combating Mountaintop Removal

November 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 8028 words.

This chapter studies how a commons approach to environment and community sets the mountaintop removal movement apart from other environmental and activist positions. The commons approach...

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The Question Concerning Technology and Community

Taylor Dotson.

in Technically Together

July 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 5767 words.

This chapter presents a far different approach to concerns regarding technologically driven changes to communal life than is typical. Rather than lament lost community or celebrate the...

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Networks, Narratives, and Community Action

Garrett M. Broad.

in More Than Just Food

February 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 6147 words.

This chapter discusses food justice programs such as building farms and gardens, developing youth education and job training initiatives, as well as creating social enterprises to bring...

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Conclusion: John Henry, Efficiency, and Community

Bryan T. McNeil.

in Combating Mountaintop Removal

November 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 5358 words.

This chapter discusses the origin of the John Henry legend and how it has been attributed to West Virginia around the time railroads expanded into the new frontier, seeking the region's...

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Politics, power and community development: an introductory essay

Rosie R. Meade, Mae Shaw and Sarah Banks.

in "Politics, power and community development"

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 10040 words.

This chapter offers a critical overview of the book’s unifying theme: the complex and constant interplay between the processes of community development, politics and power. It discusses in...

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Advancing Human Rights in Post-Authoritarian Communities through Education

Benjamin Gregg.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10470 words.

For two decades now, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Russia, have been transitioning from authoritarian pasts to somewhat more liberal forms of social and political...