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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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Connecting with community

Vanessa Burholt, Nigel Curry, Norah Keating and Jacquie Eales.

in Countryside connections

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 10506 words.

This chapter reviews the literature on place attachment and then empirically tests conceptual models of place attachment (based on the literature) to identify the predictors of, and the...

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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 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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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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Community development: historical overview

Michael Pitchford and Paul Henderson.

in Making spaces for community development

July 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 3392 words.

This chapter provides an overview of community development over the period of 40 years to provide a ‘backcloth’ for the changing practice of community development. The chapter begins with...

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Community dynamics and planning

Nick Gallent and Steve Robinson.

in Neighbourhood planning

May 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 5661 words.

An introductory examination of the 10 case study communities, beginning with a review of their local dynamics expressed through interest group vitality. This chapter looks at the impetus to...

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Neighbourhoods and communities

David Clapham.

in The meaning of housing

July 2005; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 11820 words.

This chapter discusses the concepts of neighbourhood and community. It discusses the design of spaces around houses and the social interactions that take place there. The discourse of...

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Affirmatively Furthering Community Development

Edward G. Goetz.

in The One-Way Street of Integration

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 13450 words.

This chapter presents a counter-argument to the integration imperative. The chapter offers critiques of the integration argument and presents an argument in favour of affordable housing and...

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DIY Community Action

Liz Richardson.

March 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 304 pages.

How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal...

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Community Organizations: Three Cases

in Between Movement and Establishment

April 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 10694 words.

This chapter looks at three focal organizations to examine in greater detail the dynamics of effective advocacy organizations and the role they play in improving support systems for urban...

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Community-based plans

Nick Gallent and Steve Robinson.

in Neighbourhood planning

May 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 5288 words.

This chapter focuses on the products of community-based planning and the aspirations for these products. It contrasts the view that plans are in some way instrumental, and indicative of a...

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Duplicity, Intimacy, Community

Sanjay Srivastava.

in Entangled Urbanism

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 10870 words.

Narratives of tricksters and counterfeiters have a long, popular, and cautionary presence in the annals of Indian modernity. This chapter explores the meanings that attach to certain...

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Modernisation and community governance

Paul Hoggett, Marjorie Mayo and Miller Chris.

in The dilemmas of development work

November 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 5730 words.

This chapter makes an analysis in the context of the changing relationship between state and civil society with a particular focus on Blair's Britain. It notes that Labour's ‘modernisation...

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Community action: so what?

Liz Richardson.

in DIY Community Action

March 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 14157 words.

This chapter aims to show how the work of the groups contributes to dealing with social exclusion and neighbourhood decline. It examines how one understands the value the groups' work has,...

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Schools in communities

Anne Power, Helen Willmot and Rosemary Davidson.

in Family futures

July 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 12347 words.

This chapter assesses the role of schools in family lives, in building community links and in helping parents and children. It emphasises that the contrast between primary and secondary...

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Building sustainable communities

Mike Raco.

January 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 280 pages.

In 2003 the Labour Government published its ambitious Sustainable Communities Plan. It promised to bring about a ‘step change’ in the English planning system and a new emphasis on the...

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Community cohesion in crisis?

Edited by John Flint and David Robinson.

July 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 288 pages.

There is an alleged crisis of cohesion in the UK, manifested in debates about identity and ‘Britishness’; the breakdown of social connections along the fault lines of geography, ethnicity,...

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Preventive policing, community safety and community confidence

Anne Power, Helen Willmot and Rosemary Davidson.

in Family futures

July 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies. 11079 words.

This chapter deals with the most dominant fears of parents: crime, drugs and anti-social behaviour. It observes that several anti-crime initiatives have evolved in these areas and parents...

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Communities that Care

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, David P. Farrington and Richard F. Catalano.

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social Theory; Urban and Rural Studies. 368 pages.

Evidence-based, prevention-oriented, and community-driven approaches are advocated to improve public health and reduce youth behavior problems, but there are few effective models for doing...

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