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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

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3331 words.

In relation to the Bible and ethics, the word “community” has two primary meanings: 1. “A community” or “the community”

community

Stewart Motha.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 778 words.

Community denotes commonality, fellowship, sharing. At a general level community expresses a plurality of individuals who are held together by

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,...

Communities

Kenneth McPherson, Kenneth McPherson, David Chappell and Manon van der Heijden.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 20373 words.

This entry contains six subentries: An Overview, Arab Communities, China, Oceania, Seafarers Ashore, Seafarers’ Wives

community

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 108 words.

An association of plants and animals living together in a particular *habitat. Species making up a community are

community

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 108 words.

An association of plants and animals living together in a particular habitat. Species making up a community are sometimes

community

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 68 words.

A naturally occurring assemblage of plant and animal species living within a defined area or habitat. Communities are named after

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

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 79 words.

in the sense of ‘a place considered together with its inhabitants’ has given rise to attributive uses such as community

Community

Adrian Little.

in Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 1833 words.

Community is one of the most contested concepts in the social sciences. As such, it is not surprising that it

community

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 78 words.

in the sense ‘a place considered together with its inhabitants’ has given rise to attributive uses such as community police

community

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 27 words.

See speech community. Also, loosely, of any definable set of individuals whose use of language is investigated, whether or

community

Paul Gilbert.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 79 words.

Group of people living a common life through reciprocal relationships. Communities are contrasted with associations organized for specific purposes in

Community

Sandra A. Zagarell.

in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Women's Writing). 1258 words.

In attesting to the significance, and often the vitality, of community life, American women writers have long asserted their own

community

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 49 words.

In ecology, naturally occurring group of plants or animals living within a particular habitat. A community in a

Community

John Eekelaar.

in Family Law and Personal Life

December 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law. 8564 words.

This final chapter considers the critiques of individualism by communitarianism and feminism which followed the work of Alasdair Macintyre. While recognizing the virtues of community, it...

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Tricia Colleen Bruce.

in Parish and Place

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8320 words.

This chapter looks at the implications of personal parishes for building community across difference. It explores how community works within the context American Catholics’ increased...

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Community

Jared Mackley-Crump.

in The Pacific Festivals of Aotearoa New Zealand

April 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 10092 words.

The notion of community is visible within the Pacific festival space in multiple ways, and reflects the various ways in which Pacific peoples are (inter)connected. These various...

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Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 72 words.

A naturally occurring assemblage of plant and animal species living within a defined area or habitat. Communities are named after one of their ...